ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** Focus your energy less on taking the lead and more on gaining a consensus. You could see a situation differently after having talked to various people.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) **** Tension could escalate if you continue on a non-negotiable path. Toss stubbornness to the wind, and your stress level will drop almost immediately.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) **** You might want to take some time away from an issue and look at it later. Try to detach. Plan a mini-vacation if possible.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) **** Your playfulness emerges. A loved one who has been uptight might adopt a new, more upbeat attitude as a result of your lightness. This attitude probably is only a temporary change. Enjoy it!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) **** Others seek you out, so you might need to screen your calls. You have to take care of your must-do errands first. A discussion with a respected friend needs to happen.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) *** Listen to suggestions, but do not allow them or your social life to stop you from completing what must be done. A call in during the next few days could open the door to new possibilities..

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) **** You could become involved in a situation that you would prefer to walk away from. Others find your logic quite wise. A close loved one might give you an earful.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ** *** Your smiling manner attracts a different response than anticipated. As a result, others seem to open up more. Know that a lot is going on around you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) *** Listen to news with an open mind and an eye to being more responsive. You are more than willing to rethink a decision. A power play is a different story.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) **** Suddenly, your mind will turn on like a light bulb. You'll see many other options open up as a result. You might be somewhat tense about a dynamic change.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) **** You are in your element today. You know it, and you feel it. Confusion surrounds a personal issue. Try to revise a situation and eliminate some judgments.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) *** You might not want to share so much with others. You could feel misunderstood, and you likely will be right. Take time for yourself.

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