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Horoscopes: May 23, 2018

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kelly Monaco, 42; Jewel, 44; Drew Carey, 60; Joan Collins, 85.

Happy Birthday: Stick to the truth, and ask questions when in doubt. How you handle friends, relatives and peers will make a difference. Emotional deception is apparent, and the likelihood of someone trying to take advantage of you should be countered with intelligence, facts and being able to say no. Put your energy into personal gain, not helping someone else get ahead. Your numbers are 4, 11, 23, 28, 31, 37, 40.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Participate in activities that will allow you to blow off steam. Exercise, physical work and assisting others will help you remain calm, even if others don’t. Protect against illness or injury. Make diet and rest priorities. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ve got the right idea, but not everyone will see things your way. Do your own thing and stick to a set budget. Common sense, intuition and hard work will help you reach your goal and come out on top. 5 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take part in courses, conferences or challenges that will encourage you to grow stronger and to hone your skills. Don’t give in to someone using emotional blackmail to persuade you to do something you don’t want to do. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t fear the unknown. Ask questions; you’ll discover information that will help you make changes at home or work that will improve your life. Love and romance, along with paying personal attention to the way you look, will pay off. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Walk away from anyone trying to convince you to go into debt or to make changes that aren’t reasonable. Problems with a partner or someone who expects too much from you should be dealt with abruptly. Put your needs first. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Set the standard instead of living by someone else’s rules. Know what you want, and don’t be afraid to speak up. Taking control of a situation at home or at work will lead to choices. If someone isn’t good for you, distance yourself. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Secrets will be kept that could change your opinion about something you’ve been asked to do. Don’t trust anyone who is suspicious or trying to pressure you to head in one direction or another. Do what’s best for you. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Doors will open, but before you engage in something that’s being offered, get the lowdown regarding how much it will cost and who all is involved. You may want to take your ideas and move forward on your own. 4 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Partnerships will be troublesome. Make sure you are straightforward about what you are willing to do and what you expect in return. Someone is likely to mislead you if you are too trusting or you let your emotions override practicality. 2 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The changes you make at home will be beneficial, and the response and help you receive from others will confirm you are doing the right thing. A makeover or updating your image will lead to compliments. Romance is highlighted. 5 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t stop or look back. As soon as you slow down, someone will make an unexpected move that will cost you. Arguments are a waste of time, and being extravagant will not make you feel better. Exercise is recommended. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Explore your options, and take part in organized endeavors that will lead to new friendships and opportunities. A partnership looks intriguing and is likely to lead to altering the way you live. Love is in the stars. 3 stars

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