If today is your birthday: This year you often make statements that you later stress out about. Try to break this habit in order to reduce your anxiety. You are unusually creative and sensitive, so be sure to express those facets of your personality in your day-to-day routine. You often are very hard on yourself. If you are single, refuse to take that attitude out the door with you. You will meet a different type of person than you might want to become involved with if you carry negativity around with you. If you are attached, let go of your insecurities, and you will see a difference in how you relate to your partner. Aquarius appeals to your offbeat side.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You might want to rethink a decision more carefully and be direct with others. Listen to news with care. Others see you as withdrawn, but you actually are deep in thought. If you can, explain this when it is appropriate. Tonight: Take a walk, visit with a neighbor … just relax.

This Week: Tension builds on the homefront. Handle the situation quickly.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be aware that by agreeing to a proposition that makes family members happy, you could be costing yourself a lot of money. Stop before committing, and ask yourself if this idea makes you happy. Tonight: Your treat.

This Week: Speak your mind; think about the outcome.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You could be more in touch with your feelings than you have been in a while. A friend might become more and more detached. Perhaps you want to do nothing and wait for this person to come forward on his or her own. Meanwhile, enjoy yourself with those who are clear-headed. Tonight: Live it up.

This Week: Make an effort to discuss a financial matter with a key loved one.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You might need to pull back and see what is going on. You’ll want to say less for now. Some information that comes forward is unusually vague. Know what it is that you want and expect from a friend. Tonight: Make it early.

This Week: You roll into Monday a powerhouse, and slowly feel a letdown each subsequent day.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Try to sort through ideas and reality. In some manner, you might have created a fog around yourself, as you cannot see some situations clearly. It likely wasn’t unintentional. You cannot judge someone’s motives at this point. Tonight: Where there is music.

This Week: Not until late Tuesday do you feel up to snuff.

Aries (March 21-April 19): Take a stand, and honor your priorities. You have strong values and a keen sense of direction. Your intuition helps you understand more, and it also softens your message. A loved one or dear friend tends to have a strong reaction. Tonight: Dinner out.

This Week: Zero in on what you want from Monday to Thursday.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Keep striving to get more out of your life. Listen to ideas more openly, especially if they come from a trusted friend. You might feel as if you cannot get past an immediate problem with a partner. Pull back, and let this person go through his or her feelings. Tonight: Reach out to someone at a distance.

This Week: Take a stand early on.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Deal with a key person directly who might be a source of irritation. You need to address this issue only with this person. Touch base with an older friend or relative. You cannot imagine the difference it could make. Tonight: With a favorite person.

This Week: Take an overview.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): Defer to others; they need to feel dominant in order to feel valued. You’ll want to boost their sense of well-being, as it will make it easier for you to relate to them. You are serious about a child or a creative enterprise. Tonight: Enjoy the twilight of the weekend.

This Week: Work through a problem with a partner.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You could be pushing yourself beyond your capabilities. Listen to someone’s idea or suggestion, but if you don’t feel comfortable, do not sign up to follow this course. Your sixth sense is excellent. Trust it. Tonight: Togetherness works.

This Week: Allow the other person to make the first move.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your creativity surges to new levels. You enjoy having an active libido, probably more than anyone else around you. How you use this energy is your call. You could have a profound impact on an ailing or touchy relationship. It might not even be your own! Tonight: Squeeze the last moments out of the weekend.

This Week: Work hard, play hard.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your ability to read between the lines helps you understand what is going on within your family and/or domestic life. You might be withholding more than you realize. Be aware of the liability here. Tonight: Keep it easy and relaxed.

This Week: Use your creativity well.

Jacqueline Bigar, King Features Syndicate

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