Horoscopes: Thursday, May 25, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't necessarily want to be the one in charge, but if you don't lead today, you might run into trouble. Leadership isn't about asserting power so much as it's about executing a plan.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll find what you like or dislike doesn't matter much in the scheme of the day, so you may as well save your breath and mental energy and go with the flow (as opposed to judging the flow).

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The more you understand, the less you blame. However, that doesn't mean things don't need to be structured differently (and perhaps with different people involved) to create a better outcome.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your mood can be as changeable as the moon that rules your sign, although only a fellow Cancer can tell now, because you're also good at hiding how you're really feeling.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The more comfortable and happy you are in your home, the more attractive it becomes to the people who like you. In fact, the whole group may want to meet at your place. Are you ready for a party?

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are those who would rather act aloof than risk being rejected by you. But when you come forward warmly, time and again, even the most self-conscious person will drop the defense.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You know more about yourself than you think you do, so the self-discovery thing is unnecessary. What you would be trying to find is who you already are.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The way you feel about a certain someone makes it easy for you to think of this person's wants and needs without knowing or caring in the least what you'll get out of the deal. It's love!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll take part in an activity that seems to pause everything in your own life so you can watch the universe breathing. How can you get more of this phenomenon?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Regarding relationships: It's true that things aren't the same as they used to be. There's beauty and joy in this. Leo Tolstoy said, "Each time of life has its own kind of love."

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Without the looking glass, we cannot see the entirety of how we look on the outside. We need mirrors to reflect back our insides, too. An objective friend will serve this purpose for you today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's a bit of entertainment to pull off today, but this is not really fun and games. After all, if you want to influence people for any purpose, you have to be able to hold their attention first.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 25). You're full of energy now, but something will happen in August to induce the calm and focused quality necessary for you to succeed in a very competitive arena. September will exceed your expectations, especially in matters of love. Save your money. The worthy investment won't come until March 2018. Cancer and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 33, 13, 1 and 40.