IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you have a way of overwhelming others when you are pulling a problem apart in search of a solution. Be a better listener, and curb a tendency to be emotional. Trust your instincts about communication. If you are single, the second half of your birthday year will prove to be excellent for dating and meeting new people. You will enjoy this period. If you are attached, as a couple you will bring something new into your life after the summer. As a result, the two of you are likely to head in a new direction. PISCES expresses his or her compassion at odd times and places.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Your temper could be close to the surface, which might create a problem when you least expect it. Try to discuss your strong feelings before they evolve and become even more explosive. Make time for a loved one you don’t see often. Tonight: Play it low-key.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Zero in on your priorities while you still can, before the pace quickens. You will want to be as clear as possible, especially when dealing with a friend. Fatigue marks your decisions. You know when you have done enough; honor that guideline today. Tonight: Follow the gang.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You will be more in touch with your feelings soon, which might feel out of place, considering what you currently are dealing with. Honor what is going on by pitching in. You can and will make a big difference. Ask a friend for help, if necessary. Tonight: A must appearance.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You could be tired of being patient, especially as everyone seems to test that characteristic in you. Avoid getting angry, and simply handle the issue at hand. Share an idea with someone who has the ability to visualize it. Listen to feedback. Tonight: Take a trip!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You could be in a situation where you feel you must work with a partner on a key issue. You are best in one-on-one discussions. You have a resilient personality that seems to come through for you more often than not. Tonight: Squeeze in some exercise to relieve tension.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Be aware of what is happening, and see how your significant other or a loved one reacts. This person might not be on the same page as you. Communication will be instrumental in sharing your perspective and making sure the other party “gets” it. Tonight: Accept an offer.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Defer to a key person in your life. Pressure builds, and you could find that you lose your temper a little too easily. You might be prone to acting out by going on a spending spree. Listen well to any feedback you get from a close loved one. Tonight: Think carefully about a project.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You will be unusually expressive. In fact, you might even shock a loved one with what you share. You could be somewhat vague when discussing problems about your finances. You and a partner do not see a certain issue the same way. Tonight: Indulge without spending money.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You might decide to help out a friend and pitch in right away. You are quite capable of lending a hand. You also might see a more efficient way of dealing with this particular matter. Do what you feel is best. Don’t be surprised by how a friend reacts. Tonight: All smiles.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You could be on top of your game, but explaining what you are seeing might be more difficult than you had imagined. Honor a fast change. You likely will discover that you are more irritable than usual. Take a walk, and you’ll feel better. Tonight: At a favorite place with friends.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Continue to use caution with your finances. You have a lot of get-up-and-go, but what you don’t want to do is misplace your energy. Think before you leap, especially in serious situations. As a result, you will be a lot happier. Tonight: Buy a favorite treat on the way home.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Take advantage of the moment, and let people observe you while you’re on top of your game. You are likely to come up with wonderful solutions. Use caution if you opt to bring up a topic that might make others uncomfortable. Choose your words carefully. Tonight: Say “yes.”
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