IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: This year you have unusual options appear on your radar. How willing you are to take risks will determine whether you take a leap of faith. Information you gather will be critical to your decision-making process. CAPRICORN always suggests that you avoid making changes.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
Don't throw caution to the wind, or else you could be quite upset by the end of the day. Though you have been adventurous as of late, you need to remain focused right now. Remain open and caring. A new person in your life could be a handful. Tonight: Out till the wee hours. This Week: Meet demands early; a celebration is in order.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)
One-on-one relating could be enhanced by your ability to open up at the right time. Some people see your quietness as stubbornness manifested. Others see this behaviour as you being a good listener. Don't avoid a serious conversation any longer. Tonight: Chat the night away. This Week: Research a decision before you need to make a choice.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)
One-on-one conversations are favoured. In any case, you come to respect others more as a result. Don't hesitate to reveal more of what you're thinking. The other party could be unusually serious, but this attitude may have nothing to do with you. Tonight: Visit over a cosy dinner. This Week: Intense conversations will lead to enlightenment.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)
Others will make the first move. What might concern you is the tone of a loved one's voice. Don't read anything into this, as it likely has very little to do with you. Be open, nurturing and supportive, yet allow the other party to call the shots. Tonight: Join your friends for a fun outing. This Week: Others are in control, and they let you know that fact.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
Pace yourself, as you can do only so much in one day. A longoverdue conversation could be difficult but necessary. Honour your needs. If you're tired, take a nap. If you're bloated, go for a walk. Do what you need to in order to feel better. Tonight: Opt for an early bedtime. This Week: Work hard so you can play hard.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)
Your creativity surges. Don't allow a loved one's closed-down attitude to get the best of you. Your friendly ways open up new doors, despite this person's negativity. An associate might feel threatened by your decision to broaden your horizons. Tonight: Ever playful. This Week: Tap into your creativity for positive results.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22)
You come from a more solid background and perspective than someone you are dealing with. Nevertheless, you will have to work as a team if you are going to succeed. A domestic issue will resolve itself only through a compromise. Tonight: Act as if there were no tomorrow. This Week: You will benefit from less socializing.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21)
Make calls early in the day, as some news you hear could en- courage you to change your plans. You might have a hard time explaining your decision to a sibling or close friend. This person simply doesn't want to hear it. Use your charm, if you need to. Tonight: Chat away. This Week: Speak your mind; others will listen.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21)
Pace yourself, and share more of what you want to happen from a financial agreement. Pull away from a personal issue if you're taking a risk. Is the outcome worth it? Only you can determine that. Open up to a different type of thinking and behaving. Tonight: Subtle works. This Week: Discuss financial issues with an expert.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)
A child or loved one is full of surprises. You might have thought that you'd seen it all until this particular scene unravels. Try not to be unusually stern or serious. Lighten up the moment and recognize how quickly this issue will pass. Tonight: Whatever knocks your socks off. This Week: You hit your power days Monday and Tuesday.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18)
Use the morning for a key discussion or any other matter that needs dealing with. You could feel somewhat taken aback by what happens in the afternoon. Say little and listen a lot. As stuck as someone might appear to be, your words will have impact. Tonight: Vanish while you can. This Week: Not until Wednesday will you feel up to snuff.
PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)
You might need to deal with an older friend or relative in the morning. As the day goes on, you will make plans to join friends at a game or some other place you often meet. Your levity and sense of humour will put you in a positive mindset. Tonight: Out with loved ones at dinner. This Week: Monday and Tuesday star as your best days.
BORN TODAY: Singer-songwriter Usher (1978), fashion designer Ralph Lauren (1939), actress Rowan Blanchard (2001)