Horoscopes: Thursday, May 11, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You keep stepping forward, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but ever forward. As long as you don't stop, you'll eventually get there.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If home is where the heart is, yours isn't so much an actual place these days. Rather, it's a circle of people you give your love to. Your affection is abundant, your efforts selfless.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). What you need to learn now can't be studied; it must be observed. As you watch those who have the quality you want to attain you'll pick it up.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You've loved and lost, but worse than that, you've loved and not had that love returned. These are the rites of passage that all great lovers experience. Be proud of the scars on your heart.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When a baby cries in public, any mother within earshot is activated to care and act. This is how a soul's cry is to you, except the cry can't be heard with your ears. You hear it with your heart.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Success is simple. Not easy, but simple. Essentially, break the big goals down to small chunks and get to work. Also, a mentor will significantly help you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're a true friend and a stellar partner, which you'll prove today. If you feel pressured to prove this too often, consider that the relationship may be unbalanced.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your charms are working today, perhaps even better than the other kinds of intelligence you were born with. If you're not giving perfectly correct answers, you're giving entertaining ones.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). With creativity you will solve the problems that can't be solved with money or might. The trick to getting into a creative mindset is in freeing your mind from the perception of boundaries.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The outcome you desire will be achieved through persuasion - but if your subject feels manipulated, the effect will be lost. Effective persuasion hinges on attraction, which you should build first and foremost.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll plan your day well, although it may seem that there's a distraction monkey on your shoulder ready to bail on any task that doesn't promise instant gratification. If you're to achieve your goal, he must be ignored.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). One small gesture will be the start of something consequential. The initiation move will have the kind of domino effect that people make videos about, the collapsing pieces spiraling in an intricate design.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 11). This year is marked by a sense of stability. In relationships and in your projects, stability is the guiding tenet. Turmoil gets settled; injustice is made right. July through September represents a thriving time for your family. August is for adventuring. Be a little selfish, because your happiness will benefit all. The Gemini and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 19, 1, 44 and 11.