IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you often consider your options carefully. You have a sense that a lot could change — and quite suddenly at that. An element of the unexpected keeps your daily life busy. Communication could be volatile at times, so be on top of your game. If you are single, you discover how important it is to stay open to others. You will take your time getting to know a potential significant other. If you are attached, the two of you often take off together for a spontaneous day off. Try to understand each other more. AQUARIUS is a great sign for a friend.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
If you have ever wanted to head in a new direction or strive for a certain result, the time is now. Take the plunge, and you are likely to witness an immediate success. Revisit a project that has been on the back burner for a while. Tonight: Go where the crowds can be found.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
One-on-one relating could become a problem if you are not careful. Expect an opening to appear between you and a significant person in your life. Remember that others often look to you as a role model. Think before you speak or take action. Tonight: Burn the candle at both ends.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You might have the best intentions to keep the peace while having an important talk with a partner; however, the issue has to do with the other party’s intentions, not yours. Do not make the situation into something it isn’t. Choose to stay mellow. Tonight: How about a movie?
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You could be on the verge of a dynamic change. You will want to step up to the plate and fill in where there is a sudden upset or change. Be realistic about your options at the same time. Weigh the pros and cons of an important financial decision. Tonight: Let off some steam.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You could feel as if you have to come up with a great idea or solution. If you encourage someone in your inner circle to brainstorm with you until a solution is found, the results will be much better. You also will avoid becoming stressed. Tonight: Be spontaneous with a loved one.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Your friends are unusually responsive and want to become more involved in your life. A family member could display some jealousy over not being the one who resolves an ongoing issue. Be aware of this person’s desire and need to help you. Tonight: Make it an early night.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You have impact, no matter what you do or who else is involved. Others sense your intensity simply by listening to the questions you ask. You might feel overloaded and need a break. Ask an associate to pitch in; you can trust him or her. Tonight: Speak your mind.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You will be able to make a difference by saying the right thing. A roommate or family member who feels somewhat boxed in suddenly might become rebellious, to the extent that you could be shocked. Consider how easygoing this person has been. Tonight: Make it your treat.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The Moon is in your sign, and it can have a profound effect on you emotionally, intellectually and/or physically. You might want to have an open discussion about a situation that ails you with someone who can help you work through the matter. Tonight: You are all smiles.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You could be in a frustrating situation. Be aware of a tendency to avoid discussing your feelings. Express some of your emotions more often. As a result, you will find that you also become more in touch with others’ feelings. Tonight: Take a much-needed personal night.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You can be challenging when you feel the need to be, but in general you prefer to be easygoing. Remain sure of yourself as you attempt to resolve a problematic situation.
A friend could be unusually angry and hostile as well. Tonight: Decide what your priorities are.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Examine the possibilities, and figure out what seems to be holding you back. It might be quite clear that you need to get away from a certain person in order to make good decisions. In a sense, this person contaminates your mind with irrelevant gossip. Tonight: Out and about.
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