IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you go with the flow, as you are aware of what the appropriate choice is for you. A tendency to stir the pot could disappear as summer appears on the horizon. Avoid struggles over your funds — it’s your money, and you call the shots. If you are single, you have no shortage of opportunities to change that status. Take your time getting to know someone before you commit. If you are attached, you might want more downtime than in the past.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You express your ability to tackle problems today. You also demonstrate how fiery a leader you can be. Pressure builds around a personal matter. You might be forced to detach in order to understand the other party’s position. Tonight: In the whirlwind of the moment.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Deal with others directly. You might not feel comfortable with a new friend’s attitude. Work-related issues seem to arise from out of nowhere. You could have difficulty coming to a conclusion once you see the variables involved. Tonight: Take some much-needed personal time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Relate to others directly, and they will appreciate how you personalize your conversations and thoughts. You are likely to gain a unique perspective of a partner or loved one. You might want to mull over your thoughts for a while. Tonight: Join a friend for dinner and a movie.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You have the ability to move forward and handle a problem more easily than many around you. Tap into your ability to see beyond the here and now. Follow your gut, and you can’t go wrong. Don’t let anyone rain on your parade. Tonight: Choose something fun.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You might find that others are stuck on their position and will fight to have their way. If you detach and understand where they are coming from, you will have a much easier time. Be willing to rethink your view as well. Tonight: Meet friends where great music can be heard.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You might want to look the other way or defer to others because of a problem that is affecting you. A new friend could be unusually verbal, to the point that he or she becomes demanding and pushy. Refuse to get involved in a power play. Tonight: Do your thing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You could find a loved one quite demanding. Maintain a sense of humor when speaking to this person. You might not be as sure of yourself as you would like. Understanding helps, but refuse to fight with someone who is sure that he or she knows better. Tonight: Defer.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You might be feistier than you have been in a while. Should someone who is part of your personal life create a problem for you in your professional life, you could be unusually sarcastic, irritated and angry. Do not push others right now. Tonight: Run errands on the way home.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You can’t seem to contain your playful, adventurous personality. Some of your friends love your spirited mood; however, you’ll want to contain yourself at work. Refuse to let any negativity get to you. Tonight: Don’t let someone distract you from pursuing a high priority.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You often feel a bit off at this time of year. Stay centered, if possible, and do not internalize others’ issues. Be smart and stay out of control games. You are changing, and others might not know how to respond to you. Stay cautious and prepared. Tonight: As you like it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Take the initiative and make the first move. It is clear that others are not as confident as you are. Your leadership makes all the difference in the outcome. Be willing to ask for more support if you need it. Tonight: Be a bit bohemian.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You might wonder what has been going on with you lately. Be a little indulgent, and you are likely to have a lot of fun. Keep any receipts and tags, as you might need to make some returns. You will want to consider making a revision to your budget. Tonight: Dress to impress!
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