ARIES (March 21 - April 19): In a new or unfamiliar situation, it might be necessary to defend your ideas or opinions. Gather your thoughts and come out fighting.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Information that is intuitive will prove to be correct and timely. When in doubt about your direction, stop and listen to your inner voice.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 21): Take time to honor your important friendships, no matter how busy you might be. Avoid power games or manipulation; heed the advice of an elder.
CANCER (June 22 - July 22): Focus your attention on career or professional matter this week. Stay alert and expect good news about a recent presentation or interview.
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): A study of different philosophies or religions reveals a lot of interesting information. Pay attention to your teachers and absorb important facts.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Find a way to bounce back from a recent financial loss or setback. When it comes to making ends meet, you have everything that you need to succeed.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23): It is perfectly OK to admit defeat and ask for help from a partner, friend or associate. Hand over the reigns of control and delegate difficult tasks.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21): Plan to work alone this week, far away from a demanding boss or co-workers. Partake in stress-reducing activities and eliminate anxiety.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Children or parental issues will play a major role. Speak up, take control and do your best to ensure their safety, health and happiness.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): A loved one provides the catalyst for deep emotional changes. Do not hesitate to acknowledge your feelings and get them out into the open.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Clearing the air between you and a sibling or neighbor will vastly improve your mood. Speak candidly and talk about your heartfelt concerns.
PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): Your budget is likely to bend but not break under the current financial pressures. Tighten your belt and become more conscious of your spending.
If your birthday is this week, prepare for new beginning and exciting undertakings during the coming year. Your romantic or financial affairs are totally transformed on a deep, life-altering, intense level. Forge forward with plans for new friendships or moneymaking ideas. Change your thinking or your perception of reality; manifest some immediate and almost magical results in your life. Set long-term goals that are somehow connected to a creative project.
Also born this week: Toshiro Mifune, Emmylou Harris, Amanda Bynes, Heath Ledger and Booker T. Washington.
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