For Thursday, May 1:

News often filters through friends and from out of left field. You have to discern what is important. Others challenge your creativity, especially a child or loved one. If you are single, you will be in an unusual position of choosing your suitor. If you are attached, the two of you need to focus on one mutual goal. Pisces remains a friend, no matter what.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

Aries (March 21-April 19)

¢¢¢ If you are unsure about a choice, honor those feelings. If you do, you’ll come up smelling like roses. Tonight: A must show.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

¢¢¢¢¢ Others encourage you, even if you hesitate. Mentally you are ready to move in a new direction. Why hold back? Unpredictability could be an important theme. Tonight: Where the crowds are.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

¢¢¢ Take a stand and understand that others might not be in sync. If you are shocked by someone’s reaction, that’s OK. Accept others and their ideas as you want to be accepted. Tonight: A must appearance.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

¢¢¢¢¢ Reach for the impossible, knowing it can be yours. Sometimes your believing a goal isn’t attainable can prevent you from greeting success with a smile. Tonight: Listen to your options.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

¢¢¢¢¢ You gladly defer to others, preferring not to land in a hot spot right now. Understand that others need to lead and experience consequences. Tonight: Opt for togetherness.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

¢¢¢¢¢ You might not understand what is happening with a key friend or loved one. Let your creativity speak. Tonight: Let a friend direct.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

¢¢¢¢ Get as much done as humanly possible. What you do and how you do it reflect your values and beliefs. Tonight: Unwind in a favorite style.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

¢¢¢¢¢ Count on your imagination being the glue in seemingly unrelated events. Be aware that you could hurt yourself or cause a problem with your rose-colored glasses on. Tonight: Take off the shades for a hard look.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

¢¢¢ Basics count. You cannot circumvent the inevitable. Face the music and be willing to flex. Tonight: Relax and be easy.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

¢¢¢¢¢ Don’t hold back; rather, speak your mind. Your ability to clear out problems and make a difference will emerge. Tonight: You can.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

¢¢¢ Be aware of what you are doing – at the cash register, writing a check or simply at the vending machine. Tonight: Get as much exercise as possible.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

¢¢¢¢¢ You smile and seem mellow. Just the same, when faced with a challenge, you act quickly and with resolution. Tonight: Zero in on what you want.