ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** The presence of others inevitably involves you in their plans. If you don’t want to head in this direction, buck the trend.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) *** You deserve some time off from the demands of others. If you want to cocoon at home, do. Screen your calls, and do what you want.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ***** You naturally choose fun plans. Your unusually high energy needs to be funneled into something you enjoy. Be direct with others.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) **** Keep communication flowing. You need to hear what someone has to say. This doesn’t mean you have to agree.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) **** You don’t need to stretch far to find agreeable plans that you’ll enjoy. In fact, you might already have several invitations that appeal to you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) **** Curb a need to be overly possessive and in control. That isn’t how you typically are, so ask yourself how you can let go and head in a more positive direction.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) **** Beam in what you want. Others can’t resist you when you express the sunny side of your personality. A loved one won’t be able to say “no” to you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) *** Listen more and speak less. You could be sitting on some anger that might explode if it’s not handled properly. Try to understand these feelings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) **** Your popularity and the demands of others could be overwhelming. You know how to multitask, but with this much going on, you might want to run away.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ***** You might be involved with a project, or perhaps you have to deal with a parent or friend. Once you fulfill your obligations, relax.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) **** You have a way of letting go and escaping the here and now that others wish they could replicate. You are unlikely to be found at your normal haunts.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) **** Deal with a loved one directly. You will be more successful if you relate on an individual level today. You’ll seek one special person whom you would like to spend time.

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