IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you often feel tension build, yet you don’t have the control you want to ease the pressure. Know that you often judge yourself harshly and are your own source of stress. Do your best to let go of the difficult times. If you are single, you might be much more romantic than you had imagined, which you are likely to discover in the second part of the year. An intriguing person could stumble into your life at any moment. If you are attached, the two of you work on making your relationship flourish no matter what happens. Sometimes the structure of life might interfere with your bond. LIBRA understands you well.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You want to work with others, but an innate resistance appears that doesn’t allow an easy exchange between you. An older friend or associate could hold back information and cause you a problem. You might want to distance yourself for now. Tonight: Go along with a suggestion.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Reach out to someone at a distance, but recognize that he or she could be very busy right now. Consider setting up a time to visit with this person soon. You will connect with others much more easily than you have in the past. Tonight: Break past an apparent restriction.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Keep your eye on the big picture. A child or loved one could take up a lot of your time, but you might not mind. In fact, for many of you, this situation will only add to the quality of your day. A partner could be withholding some important information. Tonight: Anchor in.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
A visit with a loved one could be good for you, especially if it is a close family member. You might opt to spend the day close to home, where it is easiest to visit, be comfortable and listen to what is being shared. Be more open. Tonight: Get some feedback from a partner.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Make an effort to communicate what is on your mind. You often feel as if you can’t verbalize your feelings as clearly as you need to or want to. Stop being so hard on yourself. Give yourself credit for reaching out more often than many people would. Do not feel pressured to do anything. Tonight: Keep it relaxed.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You have the power to get past a problem easily. You are forthcoming and willing to discuss what doesn’t work for you. Curb a tendency to get too upset when you start sharing your thoughts. Do not lose your energy for healing the differences. Tonight: Time to indulge a bit.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
You are full of fun and energy. You might not be sure of your plans yet, but you know that you won’t do anything you don’t want to. If it is companionship you seek, understand that you can make it so. Know what others expect from you. Tonight: Make choices that please you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Listen to what others share, and make it OK not to express your authentic reaction. You might prefer to distance yourself from a particular matter by opting to stay in your own head. You are attempting to process your feelings. Tonight: Take some much-needed personal time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Friends naturally gravitate toward you. You don’t fret when taking a risk — you just do it. Your circle of friends might be less colorful than you are, but they express their caring in a caring way. Note that one friend might be unusually interested in you. Tonight: Out and about.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might feel somewhat distant, and as if you want to have some personal time. You will be quite pleased if you can accomplish this. Listen to your inner voice, and follow through on a long-term desire or goal. Tonight: Make a call to a friend if you decide to cancel your plans.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Reach out to a friend at a distance. You might not be sure why you feel undermined by a series of an events. You could benefit from a change of scenery. Evaluate your reaction at a different time. Be with someone who understands you. Tonight: Where you can be entertained.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You might be involved in a personal matter that easily could get out of hand. Refuse to let anyone’s negativity affect a nearly perfect day you have planned. Your expectation from others could be off. A loved one comes through for you. Tonight: Go where you want to be.
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