If today is your birthday: This year you have the ability to understand people with more sensitivity. As a result, you will be far more nurturing than you have been in the past. You will need to partake in some form of meditation in order to reduce your stress. If you are single, approach a new love interest carefully, as he or she could be emotionally unavailable. This situation might occur more than once. If you are attached, the two of you have a unique opportunity to clear up a difficult problem. By letting your guard down, you will accept your sweetie more and understand him or her much better. Leo makes a great doctor for you.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Greet the morning with phone calls to those you often don’t have time to chat with. You might need to deal with some withheld anger so that it doesn’t erupt and ruin your day with a dear friend. Be aware of your inner voice. Tonight: Rent a movie.

This Week: You take the lead, as no one else seems to be up for it.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Deal with a loved one directly. In fact, you will be best off dealing with everyone you encounter today on a one-on-one level. Much could happen, and a better understanding will be reached. Let a family member be unpredictable. Tonight: At home.

This Week: Talk less and listen more.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Others will come forward, which will allow you to relax. Someone you look up to could be negative and/or hostile right now. Try to avoid internalizing this person’s message. Tonight: Enjoy the one you are with.

This Week: Work with a close associate or partner who is highly responsive.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Pace yourself — you have a lot to do. At the same time, you might want to squeeze in some fun. Someone at a distance might not be returning your calls. Don’t make assumptions. When you catch up with this person, he or she will share what has occurred. Tonight: Get some rest.

This Week: Let others do their thing.

Aries (March 21-April 19): A loved one might see you as being full of surprises. Unfortunately, you could trigger some strong reactions, especially from those closest to you. Make an effort to be more forthright when dealing with others. Tonight: Act as if the weekend is just beginning.

This Week: Others appreciate your efforts.

Taurus (April 20-May 20): Continue spending time at home, and treat yourself to whatever makes you happy. A partner could be unusually withdrawn. It is important not to react to this behavior; instead, just let this person work through it. He or she will need your stability. Tonight: Order in.

This Week: Let your imagination lead the way.

Gemini (May 21-June 20): Understand what is happening with a relative. You could be exhausted by listening to what he or she has to say. You are full of high energy, and you’ll want to go join others. Make a difficult conversation short and sweet, for everyone’s sake. Tonight: Talk over munchies.

This Week: Allow your more playful personality to emerge Wednesday.

Cancer (June 21-July 22): You could be overwhelmed by a need to make your point. Your creativity is likely to soar to an unprecedented level, but only if you can get past a self-imposed restriction. Avoid getting into an argument with a loved one. Tonight: Your treat.

This Week: Ask for what you want.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You might be more willing than other people to pursue a unique course. Try to incorporate a jealous or irritable roommate or family member into your plans. Both of you will be happier as a result. Tonight: There’s no stopping you.

This Week: Get a better sense of what is going on with your finances.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): How you deal with someone could affect the relationship much more than you might believe is possible. Do your best to avoid resorting to sarcasm and criticism. In the long run, you know you can't take back words that have been said. Tonight: All smiles.

This Week: The sun shines on you as your charisma peaks.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Join friends as soon as possible. You might need to straighten out a money matter first; otherwise, it could prevent you from enjoying yourself. A loved one’s unexpected action might delight you way more than you are willing to admit. Tonight: Only where the crowds are.

This Week: Lie low through mid-Wednesday.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be willing to take a stand, yet be open to hearing the other side of a discussion. If you feel isolated or limited, you could become angry. Try to take responsibility for what is going on. Tonight: Could go till the wee hours.

This Week: A meeting is likely to set off an interesting sequence of events.

Jacqueline Bigar,

King Features Syndicate