Horoscope: May 8, 2020

By Tamia Banks

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus ad a Moon in Scorpio until 3:15 a.m., when the Moon enters Sagittarius.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 8, 2020:
Convincing and caring, you work on something very special to help others or the environment this year. Financially, you are set. If single, you are irresistible and have your pick of the crop. You may be more devoted to your mission over finding a mate. But if you do, it will stick. If attached, your partner allows you to be playful, even silly. You like each other’s company more and more. ARIES wants to lead the game.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Ambitions will stir today. Your flair for working and dealing with all types of people can lead to a worthwhile opportunity. Follow through on exploring offers that come your way now. Tonight: Spend valuable time with a child who needs your attention.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Others will want to discuss finances with you. Sincerity can become an issue with a loved one. Keep ties on a spiritual and idealistic plane. Avoid anyone who exhibits addictive behavior. Keep your distance from the untruthful and untrustworthy. Tonight: To yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Others will be quite assertive, but your winning charm and diplomacy smooth over ruffled feathers and hurt feelings. Keep debates and rivalry good-natured. Others have very different tastes and preferences. Celebrate diversity and smile. Tolerance will win you a valuable ally. Tonight: Date night.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Ills of the mind and body can be healed. A new strength and confidence develop today. Allow others to make the plans, and adopt a live-and-let-live attitude. If memories flood your thoughts, make a conscious effort to focus on the happy recollections. Tonight: Relax.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Expect some fireworks today. An exciting new prospect can be drawn toward you, while an old involvement fades. Your creativity is off the charts and new ideas need to be given priority. Write down what comes to you. Tonight: Play with a child.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

There is an emphasis on your home and family today. Change is key if anything is troubling you about family. Family members will want to progress and meet new challenges. It is your job to let them. Tonight: In your own private Idaho.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Conversations today provide helpful ideas and perspectives. Certain friends need support. Overcome impatience and try to help. Compose important emails. Many short trips around the neighborhood may be undertaken. Tonight: Catch up with cousins you haven’t spoken to in a while.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A friend might be jealous or troubled. You will be called to mediate a disagreement between companions. Annoying as this may be, your help will do good. Try your best to let everyone speak their piece. Tonight: Go over your accounts. You will need to.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

An adventure ends differently than expected, but at least life is interesting. Keep a perspective on emotional involvements and how attachments impact your choices. Focus on protecting the comfort of loved ones. Tonight: Check in on an elderly relative who just wants to talk.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You must create your own happiness today. Create a wholesome mind-set and direct your imagination toward positive, creative projects. Visualization can generate powerful magic. Revel in the freedom that comes from time spent alone. Tonight: Get a good night’s sleep.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your social circle is interesting but especially changeable all year. You must prepare to say goodbye to old friends while greeting new ones. Your priorities are shifting. Take the time to do some soul searching today and decide who is most important. Tonight: Take off.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Impressions you make today affect your professional status for a long time to come. Situations that have been developing finally crystallize and you have the opportunity to take on new projects. Work hard and do your very best. Tonight: The effort pays off.

Born today: Naturalist David Attenborough (1926), comedian Don Rickles (1926), novelist Thomas Pynchon (1937)