If today is your birthday: This year you will assume a strong leadership role and be able to handle it well. You have unusually high energy and drive. Curb an unexpected and sometimes combative style if you become frustrated. Have an outlet, such as a sport or hobby, to help you release this unusual liveliness. If you are single, you will meet someone special through your travels and/or an acquaintance. If you are attached, the two of you become closer if you take up a mutual commitment. Your sweetie could be taken aback by your high energy. Cancer enjoys seeing you take the lead.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your ability to deal with someone difficult becomes even more obvious. This person is rebellious. Know that you cannot push him or her. A child or loved one throws a tantrum because he or she needs something that you can choose to provide. Tonight: Allow in more fun.
This Week: Monday and Thursday highlight you. You might want to vanish in between.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You have made plans with a parent or older friend, but you’ll discover that neither of you wants to do what is planned; however, you do still want to spend time together. Be spontaneous, and you will enjoy yourselves more. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.
This Week: You’ll take the lead and think all is well, which might not be the case.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your perception could be way off when dealing with a difficult neighbor or sibling. You could be too involved in the situation to respond in a neutral manner. Do something to distract yourself. Tonight: Follow the music.
This Week: Do adequate research before you express your opinion. You will sound more knowledgeable and confident.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Decide to take a leisurely walk with a dear friend or close loved one. The time will recharge your energy and allow you to bond closer with this person. Every relationship needs special time -- even friendships. Tonight: Stick with the togetherness theme.
This Week: You interact on a one-on-one level. Be willing to detach.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You might want to defer to someone else’s way of thinking, especially if you are feeling testy. The less you try to be in control, the better off you will be. Listen to what this person shares, and try to get out of your own head. Tonight: Sort through invitations.
This Week: Others respond to you, but maintain their distance.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make this your day for some R and R. The activities you choose could reflect your mental state. Easily, a roommate or loved one might decide to join you. Make sure that having this person come along will not stress you out. Tonight: Start thinking about tomorrow.
This Week: Take it easy Monday. From Tuesday on, others will seek you out.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Listen to a child’s plans. You might decide to jump right in and go along with them. Those of you who are young at heart will mix romance with good times. Single Fish could meet someone special, if they decide to go out with friends. Tonight: Curb your frustration.
This Week: Your creativity surges at the beginning of the week. Act when you feel the timing is right.
Aries (March 21-April 19): You might want to spend some time at home and/or with family. This downtime will help you relax. A difficult friend or loved one could be far more challenging than you might think. Your creativity surges in this conflict. Tonight: A must appearance.
This Week: Distractions float by nearly every day; you’ll have to decide which one you want to follow.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You will take a step toward someone, which, at first, could feel tenuous. You might find grounds for this attitude, as the unexpected occurs. Ultimately, it makes no difference if you handle it well. Know why you are irritated, and express it. Don’t play games. Tonight: Tell it like it is.
This Week: Schedule meetings on Monday. You have a lot on your plate.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): You might want to deal differently with a difficult friend or close loved one. You genuinely understand this person’s needs, but you can’t always play into his or her control games. Decide not to get involved. Your imagination could be a factor in a disagreement. Tonight: Your treat.
This Week: Deal with your finances Monday. Communication remains key for the remainder of the week.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Put your best foot forward, and understand that you can make a difference. You do not need to respond to a close loved one’s tantrum. It simply does not work for you — power plays are not your cup of tea. Tonight: You get what you want.
This Week: You beam, and others respond Monday. Do not say “yes” to everything.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Back away from a difficult situation, which is being presented as "all or nothing." Take some time off to indulge yourself. What comes from out of left field actually will be good news, once you recuperate from your startled first response. Tonight: Not to be found.
This Week: Monday is Monday, but the Lion roars from Tuesday on.
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