ARIES (March 21 - April 19): Choose between what others want for you and what is best for you. No matter how difficult, stand up and defend your decision.
TAURUS (April 20 - May 20): This is not the best time to relinquish control over your finances. Pay your own way and avoid additional debt.
GEMINI (May 21 - June 21): Think with your head, not with your heart and make a decision concerning a partnership dilemma. Accept change and give yourself time to heal.
CANCER (June 22 - July 22): Focus on the tasks at hand and get a lot accomplished this week. Roll up your sleeves and tackle key projects around the house. Sweat without regret!
LEO (July 23 - Aug. 22): A friend or social acquaintance is willing to help you with a creative assignment. Put your heads together and come up with an outlandish plan of attack.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22): Interact with loved ones and do your part to promote better communication. Talk about a problem with candor and get the facts out in the open.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 - Oct. 23): Quick thinking and problem solving tend to go hand-in-hand. Present an ideal solution with lightening speed and blow the competition out of the water.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 21): Approach your finances with a conservative attitude and avoid frivolous spending this week. Look beyond appearances for true value or quality.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21): Enjoy a special popularity among your friends and associates. Present your creative ideas or suggestions with confidence and certainty.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19): Avoid scattering your energy and make a vow to work smart instead of hard this week. Sneak away and claim alone time to relax, read or meditate.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18): Participating in large group activities will put a heavy strain on your budget. Keep an eye on your spending and take advantage of a cost-cutting offer.
PISCES (Feb. 19 - March 20): This is not the best time to force a career move. Listen to the advice of a counselor or mentor and develop your skills in the interim.
If your birthday is this week, think of yourself as a strong and robust creative force during the coming year. Do not allow anyone or anything to discourage you or to block your path to success. Handle your duties, take care of business or responsibilities and your challenges will begin to fall by the wayside. Seek activities that will help your fiscal status and stay on course with your life goals.
Also born this week: Lil Fizz, Jimi Hendrix, C.S. Lewis, Mark Twain, Woody Allen and Britney Spears.
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