ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** Your instincts will guide you as an older person or friend tries to manipulate a situation. You are likely to react in the most unanticipated way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) *** You might opt to stay close to home, where you feel more comfortable. Your sweetie could start to pull away. Let go of the need to change his or her mood.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) **** Your communication excels, and if someone still doesn’t get your message, it is probably because he or she doesn’t want to.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) **** You might be noticing how much a partner is changing in front of your eyes. Don’t make it a big deal; instead, accept that everyone changes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ***** Your personality melts barriers. You might not be sure how to handle a family member, as it appears as he or she is not vulnerable to your charm.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) *** Know when to disappear and be your own company. A call from a child or loved one might energize you. Do not allow yourself to be manipulated.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) **** You might have pushed a friend into a niche where he or she would prefer not to be. This person is likely to head in a new direction as a result.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) *** You seem to be more volatile and expressive than you have been in a while. Those who are close to you might not know how to respond.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) **** You might need to sort through invitations before deciding where you want to be. Stay relaxed — you will know when something feels right.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) **** You could be exhausted by having to be so responsive with a partner. This person has an unusual amount of energy. Don’t let your need to control take over; just go with the flow.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) **** You might want to identify what is going on with loved ones. An older person could cop an attitude. Let this person do what he or she wants.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) *** Pace yourself to ensure that at least part of your day is relaxing. Do not fuss about what has not happened, but enjoy what and who is available.

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