IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you often feel tense, and you use that stress to get energized. You will accomplish a lot while also learning how to express yourself more openly. If you are single, you attract several interesting potential suitors. Be wise, and refuse to push this person to be someone he or she is not. If you are attached, you and your sweetie often draw different conclusions from the same statement. Recognize how very different your perspectives are, and learn to explain and understand where each of you is coming from. Take a lesson in sensitivity from CANCER.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Your frustration might come out in a positive way as you head out on a crusade to fix a problem. A family member might feel left out, and probably wishes you were around more. You could be surprised and delighted by others’ actions. Tonight: Communicate actively.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Tension builds around a financial matter. You also could be concerned about news you hear or a call that comes your way. The other party clearly is upset and needs to talk. You might feel cornered. Know that you’ll see a situation change, given some time. Tonight: At a favorite spot.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You seem to be on top of your game. Your finances are likely to get out of whack if you are not careful. Your frustration or anger with a difficult situation might encourage some spending. An element of excitement surrounds a friendship. Tonight: Pay your bills first.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
You will be glad that you have chosen to head down a certain path. You seem to be full of fun. Lighten up a conversation involving an older friend or relative. This person has a way of sending chills down your spine before you even realize it. Tonight: Out until the wee hours.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You sense that you have a limited window to make something you want happen. Others will be more receptive in the daytime. You’ll enjoy socializing and visiting with almost everyone who crosses your path. Schedule some personal time with a loved one. Tonight: Opt for cozy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
All eyes turn to you. Others assume that you know how to bring people together for a fun time. Touch base with close friends and loved ones. Don’t forget to call a certain family member. Make plans to enjoy a fun afternoon and evening. Tonight: Let the party go on and on!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
One-on-one relating draws many people toward you. Look at the big picture to see what is going on around you. With some understanding, you will be less concerned about how things play out. Some of you might want to take a day trip. Tonight: Expect to go till the wee hours.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
A partner practically demands more one-on-one time. How you see a certain matter now could be a lot different from how you had viewed it in the past. Your interactions promote a fresh perspective. Your ingenuity punctuates your plans. Tonight: Try a new type of cuisine.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Others seek you out en masse throughout the day. You might feel overwhelmed by what is happening within your group of friends. Whatever is occupying your thoughts and taking up your time needs to be taken care of immediately. Tonight: Schedule more bonding time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You have a lot of ground to cover, which you will do quickly and efficiently. You could be overly excited when you consider your plans for later on. Someone takes a stand quickly and unexpectedly, and you might have some difficulty understanding why. Tonight: All smiles.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You could be pondering a fun suggestion. Whenever you are in a discussion with someone, you seem to enjoy yourself. Your sense of humor comes out when dealing with an aggravating situation. Be realistic about how energized you are. Tonight: Time for fun!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You might want to examine what is going on around you. Someone you care about could be on the warpath. Know that you’ll need to deal with this person before you get your day started. A loved one wants your time and attention. Tonight: Invite friends over for dinner.
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