This year you open up to some unusually conservative ideas, despite the fact that you typically favor thinking that is outside the box. You seem to flip back and forth between these two extremes, but ultimately you’ll find a way to incorporate both. If you are single, several potential suitors find you intriguing. You will have an opportunity to develop a noteworthy relationship with someone who values you. If you are attached, the two of you want a traditional relationship, yet you both are unconventional in your own right. Accept this contradiction and worry less. TAURUS can be a stick in the mud at times.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Use the earlier part of the day for matters that are dependent on how you project yourself. Later in the day, take a hard look at a money situation that might make you uncomfortable. Recognize your limits, and decide if you would like to change them. Tonight: Run some errands.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You could be a little down and out until midafternoon, when you suddenly perk up. Your energy regains force and your smile broadens. People can’t help but respond to you. A conversation with a partner could flow easily at the end of the day. Tonight: Share news.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You might be a lot more upbeat than you have been in a while. A meeting or an extended lunch with a friend helps you feel more informed and prepared to present a new idea. Toward the end of the day, you might need some downtime. Tonight: Take a power nap first, then decide.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Others look to you for advice and direction. You could be overly tired or bored with all of your responsibilities at some point in the day. Lighten up the moment. Call a friend to make some spontaneous plans; you need more fun in your life. Tonight: With a favorite person.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Have a long-overdue talk, and deal with a problem as it happens. You have taken on an unusual amount of responsibility, and probably need to take a break from everything that is happening. Lighten up and make the most of the moment. Tonight: Take a long walk.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Make a point of looking at the big picture more often. You have a tendency to get too detail-oriented. Remain open to possibilities that are forthcoming, especially as they showcase the need for a different type of thinking; you will grow as a result. Tonight: A must appearance.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
One-on-one relating takes you down a new path. You’ll experience excitement, but also a sense of feeling overwhelmed. Time probably will help you adjust. You could be surprised by how you feel once you make an adjustment. Tonight: Spread your wings and try something new.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You might be more in tune with a partner than you realize. Sometimes you notice the differences between you instead of the similarities. Don’t take this as an indication that you have little in common — it just means that you have different perspectives. Tonight: Accept an offer.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’ll feel grounded and efficient until the midafternoon. A call from someone you care about could be quite disruptive. You might have difficulty focusing on any other matter. Has it occurred to you that you have been overworking? Tonight: Accept a spontaneous suggestion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Your imagination encourages you to make positive choices for the long term. Try to envision yourself on each possible path, and you’ll be able to make the right decision. Share more of what you are feeling with a loved one. Tonight: Get some rest before the weekend.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Getting going might be tough at first, but it will get easier as the day goes on. You might want to challenge a friend to a game of racquetball or sign up for a class. Consider taking tomorrow off; you’ll be able to focus better on Monday if you do. Tonight: Be a little naughty.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You will be unusually verbal and direct with others today. How you express what you want could make or break a situation. Recognize that you need to consider toning down your style, as it is currently is unlikely to help you get your message across. Tonight: Head home early, if you can.
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