Horoscope: May 14, 2017

Birthdays: Miranda Cosgrove, 24; Cate Blanchett, 48; Tim Roth, 56; George Lucas, 73.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Try to avoid physical and emotional confrontations. Find out the facts before you enter into a debate.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Quiet time will help you gather your thoughts and prepare for the challenges you plan to take on. Knowing what you want and how you are going to go about reaching your goals will tame your nerves.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Refuse to let anyone interfere in your personal affairs. Gather the facts and follow through with your plans.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t meddle or let anyone drag you into a personal matter that doesn’t really concern you. Attend a retreat or do something that will ease your stress.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Emotional discord can be turned into a positive encounter if handled properly. Make a promise to do something that will ease any stress caused by current circumstances.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you feel under the weather, take a break. Getting a little extra sleep will be in your best interest.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take better care of your health and emotional well-being. Don’t let things get to you when you should be focusing on stabilizing your relationships.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t let someone else’s plans ruin your day. Overreacting or spending time disagreeing with someone who isn’t going to budge will be a waste of time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Plan to have some fun and actively test your capabilities. A game or project that requires both mental and physical fitness will give you a chance to show off what you have to offer.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take care of unfinished personal business. Getting your place in order will take your mind off a problem you are having.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t let emotions and money matters overlap. Getting involved in a joint venture will cause personal problems.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take care of matters that can affect your personal life or cause a setback that will make it impossible for you to follow through with a creative endeavor. Don’t feel guilty, just be upfront about how you want to spend your day.