IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you often will swing back and forth between being intellectual and being highly emotional. Some of you might try to control this see-saw of sentiments. Accept that this is unlikely to change any time in the near future. If you are single, this back-and-forth could chase away a potential suitor, but come summer, you are likely to meet someone who enjoys your changeability and accepts you as you are. If you are attached, your sweetie might wonder what is going on. You need to accept that his or her responses could be different from what you’d expect. CANCER plays devil’s advocate.
Use the morning for an important talk or meeting. By mid afternoon, you could be conflicted or irritated about a situation. Your mood flows into other dealings. Take your time and process the irritation first, then deal with others. Tonight: Mosey on home.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Taking a hard look at recent expenditures might be more necessary than you think. Do not let someone’s opinion trigger an argument — just let it go. You know what you want. Do not stand on ceremony. Pick up the phone and call a friend. Tonight: Secure New Year’s plans.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You are full of energy and could be difficult to find, according to more than a few people. It seems as if you flee the scene with an adeptness and quickness that surprises many. Make plans, if you can, for a short trip with some good friends. Tonight: Treat yourself.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
Make it OK to move slowly in the morning. Accept and understand what you have been through as of late. Consider your options in the morning, and act in the later part of the afternoon. At the right moment, you will feel alert. Tonight: The world is your oyster.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Use the morning to the max when dealing with others. People will tend to be more responsive then. You actually might decide to keep to yourself in the afternoon. Avoid an argument with a favourite person. Patching this up could be difficult. Tonight: All smiles.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Rethink a decision more carefully. Take your time. In the afternoon, test out your conclusion. You might be causing yourself a problem if you move ahead blindly. Look to friends and loved ones for their advice and feedback. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your mind drifts to matters beyond the here and now. What will it take to anchor you? A boss or key associate needs your time and attention later in the day. Do whatever you need to do in order to stay present. Tonight: Once you let go of the day’s issues, the night becomes fun.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Deal with someone or several different people on a one-on-one level. Rethink a personal matter more carefully. Laughter surrounds you later in the day when you relax. Once you detach, you’ll see humour in what was once difficult. Tonight: Try a new pastime.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Open up in the morning. A discussion could be quite animated with hostility or aggressiveness. You might not be up for an argument, but you will need to establish boundaries regardless. In the afternoon, clear the air. Tonight: Chat over dinner.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You might find yourself caught in a financial quandary. For some, this scenario might include trying to make ends meet. For others, it might involve returning useless gifts. Take time for someone who needs an upbeat message. Tonight: Be open to a suggestion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You might surprise yourself with the feisty words that come out of your mouth. You have swallowed a lot of anger lately. Perhaps the time has come to process these feelings. Everyone involved would prefer a discussion rather than sarcastic jabs. Tonight: The unexpected occurs.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Your ingenuity could face a problem. The issue will keep rearing its ugly head until you face facts and open up a discussion. You’ll decide to let go and indulge in some playfulness. Tonight: Buy yourself that item you wanted but didn’t get.
BORN TODAY: Astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571), journalist Cokie Roberts (1943), actor Ian Gomez (1964)
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