ARIES (March 21-April 19): People who lash out do so out of fear. You are a bigger person. You’ll offer your hand in friendship preemptively. It’s the best defense against hostility. And this might actually turn out to be a good friend to have.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’re charmed. The sun is on your face, the wind is at your back, and the pretty people do double takes as you walk by. Don’t let your attractiveness go to waste by staying in.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): For some, a lie told isn’t always a bad thing; for you, it is. This is an admirable principle, but you might find yourself being tested when a loved one casually asks your opinion on a sensitive subject.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): Everyone has been calling on you to help out. Normally, you’re glad to lend a hand, but there’s only one of you and a lot of them. Try saying no this time. It’ll be good for you. Boundaries are important.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You don’t hear what people are saying about you when you’re not around. The details aren’t as important as the words they’re using: tenacious, dependable, hilarious.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): From time to time, you’ve been known to flirt harmlessly, just to be fun and social. Usually, though, you only flirt with a person you are truly inter- ested in, and that’s the kind of flirting you’ll do today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): You have a special chemistry with someone, but it can’t develop into anything more unless you communicate well with each other. It’s not necessarily a personal relationship that’s at stake; it’s more likely about business.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You do love an orderly household. Unfortunately, your schedule prevents you from fully catching up. A solution is on the way in the form of someone who just wants to help you out.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Lately, life is like a Frisbee game — a constant chase. As soon as you catch it, you hurl it through the air again, and the chase is back on. You’ll love this next toss.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): When someone exhibits a nervous shyness around you, you take it as a serious compliment — as you should. But don’t let it go to your head, because that will ruin this perfect dynamic.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You don’t need to improve yourself. However, learning a new skill just for the fun of it will open unforeseen opportunities. This doesn’t have to be a long and involved process. Choose something relatively simple.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Encouraging words come at just the right time. All you have to do is let them sink in. You’ll soon feel your willpower surge and your mind grow sharp. You’re ready for action. For an expanded horoscope, call the Horoscope Directory on Inside Line at 416-5700 and enter category 7446(SIGN).