ARIES (March 21 - April 19): Take steps to get mentally and physically in shape this week. Play it smart and postpone entering into a contest or competition until you are ready.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): Do not overlook a social or speculative venture that has great potential for success. Utilize only the time, money or energy that you can spare or afford to lose.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 21): Lie low and welcome a needed break in the action this week. Pace yourself or number your steps toward achieving your goals.
CANCER (June 22 - July 22): Gather the emotional support you will need from peers, siblings or neighbors. Join forces, and together you can find a solution to a shared community problem.
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): Do your best to come to a quick decision about your finances. The longer you put it off, the more money or credibility you stand to lose.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Welcome new ventures and opportunities into your life this week. Reach out with enthusiasm and generosity, and make great strides.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23): Charitable gifts or services offered will come back to you bigger and better. Give generously what you can in whatever form or fashion you are able.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21): Tread lightly through the trials and tribulations you will face this week. Go within, meditate and find peaceful moments of solitude.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Being seen with the right crowd gives your career or business potential an extra edge. Put yourself in a position to hang out and win big.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Avoid forcing an unpopular issue or opinion on a loved one. Provide the facts and allow him or her to decipher and decide the truth.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): You will find the charm or persuasive skills of a salesperson extremely spellbinding. Do not agree to a deal or action that is not what you want or need.
PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): Developmental tension or impossible stress levels can undermine an important relationship. Relax and repair the damage with a calm and cool demeanor.
If your birthday is this week, the opportunities for growth and expansion will be all around you during the coming year. Take a good look at yourself and figure out ways by which you can improve or change your lifestyle. Expect endings that will be followed by new beginnings and opportunities in your personal affairs. Let go of outworn conditions or beliefs and launch a major project with added enthusiasm.
Also born this week: Jesse Jackson, Jackson Browne, Giuseppe Verdi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Luciano Pavarotti, Ashanti and William Penn.
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