ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** If you choose not to defer to others, the result might be better than in the recent past. You are a natural leader. Optimism surrounds others.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) *** Continue the push to accomplish key tasks. Handle a financial conversation with care. Confirm what you are hearing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) **** You dance to a different tune, and if you get stopped, you could get aggravated. Be clear about where you are coming from in an overwhelming situation.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) **** Reach out to others, especially family and close friends. An issue needs to be seen from all perspectives before a decision can be made.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) **** Understanding evolves from your recent excessiveness. Try to root out the cause, and you will be happy you did. Misinformation seems to be the status quo.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) **** Listen to news with an open mind. If information and/or financial facts seem to be skewed, or if you feel off, take a step back and observe .

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) **** Your personality helps others bypass a problem. Ultimately, their unawareness and carelessness could be an issue. Cut back on the charm for the time being.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ** Watch, observe and stay mum. You'll see the underlying cause of a problem as a result. Others might not be ready yet to hear it, though, so be discreet.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) *** You'll be found shaking your head and feeling uncertain about which way to go with a major consideration or issue.Wait and see what other facts come in.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) *** You tend to carry a lot of weight on your shoulders. Others want to hear your opinions. Hold off as long as you can; everyone needs to make his or her own choice.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) **** You might feel as if you have pushed hard enough. A partner or close friend will take the lead. If you have questions, ask for clarification.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) **** You need to make it a point to relate directly to someone you care deeply about. This person knows how to respond appropriately, as he or she understands you.

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