IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you will have to choose between shocking others and being shocked by what others do. You will make the right choice here, as long as you keep your temperament in mind. If you are single, take your time choosing whom you want to date. If you discover that you are involved in a power play, this person might not be a suitable match for you. If you are attached, your sweetie forces you to look at some of your deeper issues. In the long run, you will gain from this. Make sure to give your significant other enough attention. ARIES is provocative!
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
You might feel as if someone in a position of authority is undermining you. As a result, you will want to stage a defense. Your best option is to reach out to loved ones who support you in your ventures. You’ll come up with a plan of action. Tonight: Burn the midnight oil.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Complications can be avoided if you opt to let go of having a situation go your way. You could shock the other party involved with this behavior. Gain more insight into what motivates this person. Don’t count on being rewarded with an immediate response. Tonight: Out late.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Reach out for more information, especially if you’re forced to confront a challenging friend. You might want to figure out what is motivating this person. Detach, and you are likely to gain a fresh insight. Ask someone else to play devil’s advocate. Tonight: Listen to a jam session.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
A partner makes demands that you might not want to meet. Don’t feel obligated. Honor your feelings, but be ready for a confrontation. You could be surprised by the actions of someone you look up to. Take your time when responding to others. Tonight: Paint the town red.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
A confrontation at work or in your daily life seems inevitable. How you deal with a partner could radically change as the result of what occurs today. Be willing to let someone else ride the crescent of this wave for you, and you will be much happier. Tonight: Out with a favorite person.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You might need to have a discussion with a loved one in order to reach a financial agreement. There has been substantial quibbling over a key issue.
Finding a resolution might seem impossible at first, but know that you will get past this problem. Tonight: Say “yes.”
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Know when the cards are stacked against you. Don’t try to fight city hall. Defer to others, and listen to what they have to say; they could surprise you with what they come up with. Understand that a friend’s solution might be different from yours. Tonight: Time to celebrate!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You might not have all the information you need just yet. Understand your limits, and ask for help from those who know more than you do. You might be surprised by how willing others are to pitch in and help. Avoid a power play at all costs. Tonight: Get plenty of R and R.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Your creativity might be more important in achieving a goal than you realize. Go forward in a positive way with the expectation of jumping through any hoops that appear. You could surprise others with an unanticipated statement. Follow your sixth sense. Tonight: Ever frisky.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might not be able to convince a family member of how right you are. Recognize that this standoff is probably a no-win situation. Either refuse to get back into this argument or let it go. You could be surprised by someone’s knee-jerk response or action. Tonight: Stay centered.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You have a lot on your mind, and you might want to share some of your thoughts with someone who is likely to be affected by what is happening. Be prepared for a strong response. Note that you are capable of shocking this person with your revelation! Tonight: Share news.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
You might want to defer to a friend or loved one who seems to understand a key issue much better than you do. Be smart and delegate.
You will gain from recognizing your limitations. Try not to get hung up on who does what. Tonight: Stay within your budget.
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