HAPPY BIRTHDAY | May 14: This year you find that almost everything works out for you, as long as you can tap into your patience. Others admire your ability to play the waiting game with little to no effort. If you are single, this is a year to be remembered as far as your love life is concerned. You also might have a secret admirer. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy a very easygoing and caring relationship. Do not underestimate the importance of having some restful, quiet times together. Capricorn can be a stubborn taskmaster. ARIES (March 21-April 19) You might have a change of plans, where you will need to take on more responsibility. All eyes look to you as you make fast decisions and cause others to adapt their plans accordingly. Don’t forget to make a call to a friend whom you rarely get to see. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) News comes in from someone at a distance. You could be taken aback by everything you have to do. Perhaps you haven’t taken others’ needs as seriously as you should have. Be aware of what needs to happen today, and clear it out. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) One-on-one relating takes over and pushes you in a whole new direction. You might wonder how to get a loved one to agree that you have a good idea and want to join in. Have this discussion in a special spot, perhaps over brunch. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Defer to others. You often decide to exhibit this behavior so that someone else can express his or her feelings and interests. It also is easier to keep the peace that way. An invitation cannot be turned down; you absolutely want to join in. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You may want to clear out an errand or two. You will feel better once you carry out this chore or project. Once you are clear of this responsibility, you will feel free. The plans you make as a result could be exciting. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your playfulness comes out with a child or new friend. You might think that you are being too silly or spontaneous. Understand that it is better to let go and let your inner child emerge. A loved one adores it when you express your true self. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You might want to consider your alternatives. Family matters and personal issues come out early in the day. The timing is perfect to resolve a problem that continues to arise. A loved one could be quite unpredictable, which will add to the fun of the moment. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your conversations with others seem to have a very serious tone. You might wonder what is going on with a dear friend or neighbor. Getting this person to open up could be close to impossible. Set the scene and make sure this person can relax around you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You have been very busy running around as of late. You’ll need to settle in and look at the costs of this weekend. Did you go overboard with your spending? If so, you might want to consider updating your budget. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You might find that today is the perfect opportunity to wind down and relax. A child or loved one who is quite expressive will join you. You can’t help but be delighted. Don’t worry about the time, just enjoy yourself to the max. Try not to go overboard. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Listen carefully to what is being shared. Recognize the importance of keeping this conversation hushhush. Remind the other party of the role of discretion in this particular situation. Take some much-needed personal time later in the day. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You can’t seem to say “no” to an invitation from your friends. Once you meet up, you will be thrilled to be visiting with this particular group of people. Do whatever comes naturally. It appears as if you can do no wrong.