Aries (March 21-April 19): Because you have been through every step of a project, you are a true craftsman. Those who seek your counsel are in for a treat.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You are more alert in the morning and should schedule any important written correspondence, planning or managing of funds during those peak hours.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You can learn what you want to know from someone who talks superficially — if you listen well.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): The welcome wagon will figure in today's events. Either it's you being welcomed or you're doing the welcoming.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Why is it that when someone says "we need to talk," it's usually about something serious, ugly or unpleasant? Today is different.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You believe that talk should be meaningful. But there is still value in lighthearted chitchat and banter.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Know what is valuable. If you have money but no time, you are not rich. And if you have time but no money, you can still be wealthy.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You will hear words that confirm your expectations. But strongly consider whether these words are true.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Even though your integrity and reputation go before you, in order to get what you want today, you need to win someone over.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Everything is working in your favor, so stop stressing out. Tense behavior starts a downward spiral.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The political mess may seem to involve you, but upon closer inspection, you'll l find there are many ways to remove yourself from it.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): If you find someone who could benefit from your guidance, help or knowledge, impart what you know.
Today's birthday (May 12): You are the ruler of your domain this year. Though you'll feel territorial, a degree of sharing or teaming up will help you get to a new level of learning and earning. Libra and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are 5, 32, 36, 10 and 30.
Holiday Mathis writes for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope is for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/horoscope