ARIES (March 21-April 19) *** Conversations with a loved one will be animated and informative. You might want to be serious, but you can't with everything that is going on.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) **** You might want to have more say in what is happening, but others are going to take the lead. Get together with friends and loved ones.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) *** You will get more done than you realize is possible if you simply focus and make a list of your priorities. Do not let a project get more complicated right now.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) ***** Attempting to show someone the error of his or her ways might not prove successful. This person's response is mainly a reaction to your words and/or actions.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) *** Family matters could be overwhelming you right now. You can create a better situation only if others willingly go along. A rigid individual remains firm.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ***** Others remain responsive to your ideas and feelings. If you decide to cut off some negativity, you will be more effective.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) *** Take a hard look at your budget. Pay bills first, then make a decision about a long-desired purchase. Even if you nix the idea, you will have another chance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ***** You have many different sides to your personality. Be aware that sharp words could startle someone who has not seen that aspect of your personality.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) *** Take your time, and refuse to be cornered into someone's off-the-wall idea. Be good to yourself, as you might not feel 100 percent.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) **** Someone's terms could be nearly impossible to agree to. As a result, you might want to verbalize a resounding "no." What happens next could amaze you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) **** Take charge, and know full well what is happening with a friend or loved one. . Laughter surrounds plans as you bring friends together.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) **** Make an important call to someone at a distance. Before you know it, you could be planning a trip to see this person.

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