Horoscopes: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You feel like you're in your own little world, but others are very aware of you. "If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees." - Kahlil Gibran

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's so much you have access to, and you're a curious person, ready to learn all you can and experience the richness of life. Self-regulation is, therefore, among your biggest challenges.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're more concerned with achievement than reward. In fact, the reward, as far as you're concerned, is the achievement. Accolades can be nice, but they can also be embarrassing and cause more pressure than they are worth.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). New research suggests that you do yourself some good by talking to yourself, especially if you're saying encouraging or compassionate things, and most especially if you're saying them out loud.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Take on the small, easily won challenges. Building a track record of success will give you the confidence to go for the more remarkable and difficult opportunities coming your way in the near future.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Belonging isn't about fitting perfectly, having a lot in common, or agreeing on most things. It is about acceptance. Be inclusive. Foster friendliness and compassion and unconditional belonging.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The nearness of interesting and well-traveled people or the pull of exotic lands will activate your adventurous spirit. If you make discovery a priority, you'll find the necessary resources.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Everyone will bring something to the table, though not necessarily a tangible thing. Some will bring an idea, a talent, a custom, a grateful heart, and much pleasure in the opportunity at hand.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). For you, adrenaline isn't a hormone that kicks in on an emergency-only basis - it's a daily boost. Your high-energy style will meet today's challenges.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're happy when the people you love are happy. One person in particular you're likely to spend a lot of time, money, and energy on making smile.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Sometimes, it is more gracious to have a little of what's being offered to you than to abstain. The gestures and rituals will have greater meaning today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As artistic and imaginative as you are, you still admire those who lack pretension, are too laid-back to strive, and too chill to social-climb. Your values are right in line with all that it takes to create meaningful, lasting friendships.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 3). A person's knowledge goes only as far as his or her experiences, and because your desire is for a wealth of knowledge, you'll open yourself to discovery, dive into mysteries, and let curiosity carry you to all parts of the world. Funds come in June and November. August begins a serious bond. Libra and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 4, 47, and 13.