Horoscopes: Friday, May 5, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You can't blame your brain for being skeptical of your gut feelings. Your gut draws wisdom from a mysterious place your brain has never been to, doesn't know where to find, and doubts the existence of in the first place.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a lot that needs to be organized, but if you can organize your priorities first, you'll avoid wasting time on things that won't matter five days from now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's important to do the things that make you "you" on a regular basis. If you have to tone those things down or do less of them for the sake of a relationship, it could point to trouble to come.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The person who's talking isn't always communicating, and the person who's hearing isn't always listening. Intentions, on the other hand, can be felt viscerally. Intentions will speak the loudest.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Just as brevity is the soul of wit (according to Shakespeare) and the soul of lingerie (according to Dorothy Parker), brevity is also the soul of pleasure. Too much of any good thing is a terrible thing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your inner self is pulling for something your head still isn't sure about. This internal conflict is making it difficult to move forward, but maybe forward isn't the direction you need to go.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Whatever comes at you today, you've seen it before, or something like it at least. Therefore, you won't flinch. You suspect this is for the best and highest good, and you'll handle it as such.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). On many subjects, society's rules are your rules. It doesn't always work for you this way, though. There are a few societal trends you simply can't abide, and you'll prove yourself bigger than society as you do it your way today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Good communication isn't something you can establish and then forget about. It needs to be maintained. Check in with your loved ones to open and strengthen those lines.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's much you will do with your mind - dream, travel in time, converse with people you've never met. Your imagination is your most useful tool to creating your world.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When love is disappointing, you have your friends. When friends are the trouble, you have your love. Today is different: You have both, and life is wonderful.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are certain conflicts that will never be resolved - they are too deeply rooted in core differences. But peace can be restored when parties agree not to fight and to focus elsewhere.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 5). Your dreams are coming true. In the next 10 weeks, it will be as though there's an invisible hand helping you navigate and produce until your business is thriving. Family will connect you with what you need to succeed in all kinds of relationships. A voice from the past will figure into your future dealings. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 10, 33, 28, and 18.