IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you could experience unusual tension involving your work and its direction. The wise Goat would take a class or two in order to fine-tune his or her specialization even more. You’ll want to become more of an expert in your field and increase your abilities. If you are single, you will be drawn to a foreigner or someone quite bohemian. What an interesting bond! If you are attached, the two of you might choose a new mutual hobby or pastime. You’ll enjoy each other and make a point of spending more time together. VIRGO can get fussy with you when he or she is tired.
You finally are able to recuperate. You might be anxious to get into a project, yet you enjoy the return to a normal pace. Don’t forget to touch base with an important person with whom you have not been able to spend time this past holiday season. Tonight: Nice and easy.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
You go with the flow, and your good intentions come through. Don’t indulge in an overserious conversation, especially if you are working through some issues. Sometimes people talk too much about a situation and ruin the naturalness of a bond. Tonight: Add some spice.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
You’ll enjoy relaxing right now, but you also might experience an uneasiness, as boredom could appear on the horizon. You are not a sign that can stay in the same place mentally for any length of time. Toss plans in the air and regroup. Tonight: Get enough sleep.
Return calls, and finalize details involving the end of the holidays. Once you clear up all of the issues at hand, you finally will be able to relax. A serious conversation with a child might be rather uncomfortable, but it is necessary. Tonight: Visit with a friend.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
Be sure to take stock of your financial standing in order to assess what you have to offer. Rethink how you handle your budget in the near future. Be direct when dealing with an associate or partner. Your serious mood emerges, to others’ dismay! Tonight: Stay within your budget.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You have a few remaining calls and thank-you notes to complete. Your feelings toward a neighbour or sibling emerge. Could it be this person’s energy that evokes a reaction? Only you can decide. Make sure you leave a lot of time for a child or loved one. Tonight: Make it easy.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your pace is about to radically change. You might want to take advantage of the slow period right now. A depression or a sense of being off can be combated by getting some exercise. Consider yourself in transition. A family member needs to talk. Tonight: Postpone a decision.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Try to relax with friends. Remember, it is not often that you have so many people around you. Fatigue could play into this situation. Schedule a few extra days off, if possible. Your communication style is concise when dealing with others. Tonight: Only where the fun is.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Others demand and expect a lot from you. Can you meet their expectations? You know what you will not do, but on the other hand, you might not want the alternative either. Use care when committing any funds at present. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Reach out to someone knowledgeable for an opinion. You could be investing too much in a situation that involves a friend. Try assuming a more laid-back position. You might need some distance from the here and now. Tonight: Put on a favourite piece of music.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Don’t keep switching from one subject to another. Focus on one person and one topic at a time, even if your mind seems to be running away from you. An older friend or associate demands more of your time. Follow your instincts. Tonight: Talk and dinner.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
Defer to a partner, family member or dear friend. You have been very active, and now you need some time just for you. Say no to an invitation, unless you really want to be there. Honour your desires, and let someone else carry the responsibility. Tonight: You know what you want.
BORN TODAY: Actress Kate Bosworth (1983), singer/songwriter Roger Miller (1936), author Isaac Asimov (1920)
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