Horoscopes: Thursday, May 18, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Drama will bring a momentary escape into another person's life. It's a time when you need such an escape, a good story to put you in a world you didn't know.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Whip up enthusiasm, rally the forces, ignite the passion, unify the group. If you skip this step, forward movement will be drudgery, if you're able to achieve it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The key to getting more out of life isn't getting more stuff, money, or even time. The key is having experiences that are better, richer and stimulating.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Bottom line: Your mind is happy when it is thinking happy thoughts. There's not much complexity or science to this today, though it does involve forgetting and remembering strategically.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). For the most part, places are primarily designed to meet the needs and wishes of the people who live there, and not necessarily the people who visit. Design your place this way.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some will succeed with little; others will fail with much. On the surface, it may seem there's no rhyme or reason to it, but this isn't so. What counts is the principle and the purposefulness of effort.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's one of the most basic rules of economics, not to mention one of the easiest to fulfill: Scarcity drives up demand. You'll find yourself in limited supply of something today. Highlight and celebrate.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's nothing to chase. Well, there's lots that you could chase, but if you did, your reserves of energy would be squandered in fruitless pursuits. Work instead on your powers of attraction.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). One way people indicate they are up to something, lying to you or being manipulative is they go out of their way to tell you something you didn't ask.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A found item will become significant to you, not a treasure exactly, but a memory for sure. And if you can return anything to its rightful owner over the next three days, the act will bring you exceptional luck.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Follow in the path of one you admire greatly. There have been many masters who went before you and opened the doors so that you could cross the thresholds you'll be crossing shortly.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can only see things how you see them. Merely observing alongside someone with fresh eyes will be all it takes to shift the picture. One of the most productive things you can do today is shake up your perspective.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 18). You've never been more available to excitement, risk and monumental fun. With this attitude you'll go far toward manifesting the experiences you've dreamed of. Money is made creatively in June and September. Romantic sparks fly in October. You'll quickly double your money with a November investment. Taurus and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 33, 7, 10, 40 and 11.