ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** So many responsibilities and requests head your way that you have little choice but to proceed in a different direction.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ***** Allow your creativity to flow. You have the ability to turn a mundane chore into a happy adventure. Others appreciate your positive attitude.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) **** You could feel unusually tense about how much is being tossed on your plate. You can convey your preferences through your facial expressions.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) **** Your words have impact, but perhaps they affect someone you would prefer they wouldn't. A loved one could take a comment personally.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) **** Recognize a tendency to go overboard. You simply might be having too good of a time and not even realize it. Listen to your sixth sense.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ***** Don't allow someone to take your power away from you. You might decide to head your own way. You could become emotionally exhausted from a conversation.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) *** Know when a retreat is practical, and decide the correct move to make. You don't want to step into an emotionally charged situation. You could feel insecure. Regroup and center yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) **** You might be too strong-willed right now without intending to be. A loved one or someone you were attempting to impress could distance him- or herself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) *** Tension keeps building, no matter what you do. Stay positive. You could be eyeing something that could break your budget. Be careful. Is it really necessary?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ***** Follow your whims right now. If you want to take off, do. You need a change of pace, so being in a different setting will be good for you. A friend could disappoint you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ***** Deal with a partner directly. You know a situation could radically change, no matter what you do. Creative opportunities pop up from out of the blue.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) **** Defer to others. You might feel as though you have the best idea, but taking a step back will work out well for you. Focus on your immediate friends.

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