Last Word In Astrology For May 17, 2018

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Nikki Reed, 30; Derek Hough, 33; Trent Reznor, 53; Bob Saget, 62.

Happy Birthday: You'll find it difficult to make the right decision this year if you let your anger step in and take over. Practicality will play a big role when it comes to competing against someone who has maintained a steady pace and even temperament. Treat opposition with diplomacy, and use your stamina to bring you good fortune. Your numbers are 6, 18, 22, 27, 34, 41, 45.

Birthday Baby: You are demonstrative, playful and opportunistic. You are intense and particular.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Touch base with an old friend or relative. The information you share will be eye-opening and lead to some unexpected changes that will encourage you to take an active role in the way things unfold in your personal and professional life. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Try not to conflict with those who aren't heading in the same direction. Use your resources to help you stay on track until you get what you want. Reconnecting with someone from your past will change your life. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get motivated and get moving. Express your feelings and make decisions that will help you sort out any unfinished personal business that needs to be taken care of. Walk away from anyone asking for too much or taking advantage of you. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Find a unique way to help others. Offering suggestions and bringing about changes that will make it easier for others to contribute to what you are trying to accomplish will help you reach your goal. Make a statement and stick to it. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't be tempted to follow someone. If you want a change, do something that will benefit you. Simplicity and moderation should be honored no matter how tempted you are to go over budget. Physical improvements can be made. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You need to get out more. Try new things, sign up for a course or go to networking functions that will bring you in contact with people who share your interests and concerns. Gather facts by talking to an expert. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you want something, put a little energy behind achieving your goal. Hard work will pay off, and a physical effort to get what you want is the best way to reach your objective. Romance will enhance your life. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get involved in the creative process behind something you want to do; you will gain respect as well as hone the skills you need to conquer your goals. Embrace the unusual and manipulate things to work in your favor. 5 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't believe everything you hear. Be cautious when it comes to partnerships and sensitive issues that could easily backfire on you if handled improperly. Aim for stability. Be a trendsetter. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Listen and you will be given information that will allow you to bring about positive changes at home and in your community. Don't expect everyone to want to follow your plan. Don’t waste time on those who don't. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You don't have to overspend to make a point. Live within your means and offer insight and good advice if you want to get something done on time. A personal change will boost your ego, and romance is encouraged. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful how you handle personal matters, children and domestic affairs. You'll face someone who is a master manipulator, making you question what you are doing. Don't put up with ultimatums or interference. Make your own opportunities. 2 stars

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