ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** You can expect a change in how you view your downtime and the people around you. Your reaction will have much to do with the outcome.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ***** Know when to defer to someone else, as a situation could be more significant than you think. Pressure rises, and it streamlines the possibilities.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) **** Your ability to move through problems and change direction reflects your optimistic perspective. A friend could change course when you least expect it.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) **** You will feel empowered. Your creativity saves the day with an unanticipated problem involving someone you put on a pedestal. Everything changes in time.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) *** You might hear shocking news. By the time you recuperate, you could be rethinking a decision with more care. Consider what must happen to make you feel more comfortable.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) **** Understand that you must keep communicating, even if you don't want to. You subconsciously might want to sever the tie with someone.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) **** You could be wondering how much is enough. Think through a problem carefully, especially if you are hearing the same reaction from others.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) *** You'll want to switch gears and head in a new direction. Trust that you will have the opportunity to do so. Offers open up after a shakeup.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ** You might not want to overextend yourself. Your sixth sense and ability to see beyond the obvious could be strong. The unexpected plays a role in a new relationship.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) **** You know what you would like to happen, as a key person in your life knows what he or she would like to happen. Look to similar long-term goals.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) *** You might be a little too sure of yourself, which is why you could have a difficult encounter with someone whom you feel has power over you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) **** Your ability to detach allows you to recognize the high road and figure the way to proceed. Use care with your funds, as a sudden expense could shock you .

Jacqueline Bigar is on the Internet at