Your Daily Horoscope for Monday, May 13

Throwing your back into your work is nothing new to you. You’ve always been dedicated to producing both quality and quantity. Now other people know they can count on you to create something that’s both durable and functional, not to mention beautiful. You’re dependable in that way, and everyone knows it. Your craftsmanship shines brightly today. If you’re in a creative field, this is the perfect time to start developing an exciting new line. You’re both a master and a perfectionist at the moment. Make it last.

You keep changing your mind and it’s not a mistake. You can’t help it. Anyone who lives with a cat or understands PR will be familiar with that strategy. But how long can you keep this up? The situation might spin out of hand today if you’re not careful. Is it better if no one believes you or if no one notices you? At a certain point, you might actually want to cut your losses and disappear. It’ll save you the trouble of having to explain everything.

You’re loyal and punctual, to your credit. Try not to get frustrated with everyone else today. To their discredit, they’re fickle and late. What’s gotten into them? The current energy is widening people’s perfectionist streaks. This could explain their lack of promptness. Maybe they’re too busy trying to get things just so. It’s hard to call something ‘good enough’ when you’re not convinced that ‘good enough’ exists. Give everyone time before you quit. You can afford to be patient. Later, you’ll be glad you were.

Stick to the facts for now. If you want to get off on the right foot, try not to make wild guesses about strangers. Project a cautious, measured version of yourself until you know who you’re dealing with. Inner turmoil is your private business, so don’t go looking for new shoulders to cry on. And if you’re bubbling over with the good stuff, you should only share it with those who can appreciate it. Maintaining this tough exterior might not be such a picnic, but it probably won’t matter after today. Plus, you’ll get points for self-control.

September 23-October 22

Your focus now should be on trying to lead a well-kept life. You’re a master at using charm instead of force. That skill comes into play now. You’ll negotiate with friends and associates, and try to finish projects with an eye for detail and balance. This is a special talent of yours, so things should go well. Using this skill may turn your luck around. Can you think of ways to make this sort of behaviour a habit? Doing so would benefit all your relationships and projects, and the rest of your life itself.

October 23 – November 22

Respond to the allure of deep mysteries, because who isn’t a sucker for a good who-done-it? Some of this might get a little personal, even if it doesn’t seem to be about you at first. Don’t flinch from what you find. Specialised gear may be required, so it’ll help a lot if you’re handy with these tools. Otherwise, be ready to learn fast. So far, you’re taking a reasonable approach to something that could really get your pulse pounding. Keep up the good work. Leverage your talents for another day and see what you can get off the ground.

You were so careful as you got this project off the ground that it’s okay to take a bit of a risk now. Just about any opportunity you see today is a good bet, because you’ve done your homework. If you can be both objective and sensitive at the same time, you’ll find that things turn out even better than you’d hoped. Thus, it’s all right to put all your eggs in one basket for the time being. Soon you’ll see what it all adds up to, and you’ll know what you have to work with.

Grumbling, overreacting and stirring up trouble will be your M.O. today. Cooperation becomes difficult as that stubborn streak of yours intensifies, making everyone feel uncomfortable. The question is, do you know what you want, or are you just rebelling? The latter is likely. You want to get people worked up, since you’re feeling uneasy yourself. But a better approach would be to take a few deep breaths and remind yourself to stay on track. Rocking the boat for no good reason can only lead to a mess you’ll have to clean up later.