San Francisco Chronicle - (Sunday)

Bigar’s stars

- By Madalyn Aslan

Slam is possible, but not likely, and looking for it might get you too high. Bid 3NT.

In a recent online game, the player with this hand bid 3C and went down 3. You’re outgunned on this one. Just bid 2C.

1NT here shows 18-19. You would have opened 1NT with 15-17 and you would pass now with less. Bid 1NT. Should you double, partner is sure to bid diamonds. Bid 3C. It is OK to have a little extra once in a while. A responsive double would be perfect, if you play that convention. If not, bid 2H.

Partner might only have three-card support. Bid 3S, which is a general invitation promising at least five spades. Three-card support is enough.

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Take whatever time you need to clear up a communicat­ion snafu. Talk it through rather than text or email. It is never too corny to tell people you love how much they mean to you. Tonight: Play a board game. This Week: Say what’s on your mind.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Household chores are overwhelmi­ng, but the faster you work, the sooner you move on to pleasantri­es. Exercise outside and create a healthy menu. Getting in tip-top shape will prepare you for profession­al challenges that lie ahead. Tonight: follow your heart. This Week: family sends you mixed messages.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Take a break from watching sports all afternoon. Spend the day outdoors and get a taste of the real thing. Join an amateur team or cheer one on. Work up a sweat with a hike or bike ride. Tonight: family time. This Week: Creative pursuits make life interestin­g.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Track down cousins who can fill gaps in your family tree. Make your home more cheerful. A fresh coat of paint will do the trick. When you host a dinner party, the effort will have been worthwhile. Tonight: Cardio workout. This Week: Your weekly schedule needs adjustment­s.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

Neighbors, siblings and relatives provide a respite from pressures in your work life. Now that warmer weather has arrived, a potluck meal or block party held outside can lay the foundation for a deeper connection. Pay attention to a problem.

financial offers come your

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Don’t fight the urge to spend a relaxing day without distractio­ns. Putter around the house and take your time getting things done. Read a page-turning memoir about a celebrity you admire. Tonight: Prepare a family dinner with their favorite dishes. This Week: Express your opinions tactfully.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Take time away from social commitment­s and reflect on your next moves. Think about how to use innovative ideas to make a lasting impact at the workplace or an organizati­on in which you are active.

Tonight: Cuddle with someone you love.

This Week: Keep your jealousy in check.

SAGITTARIU­S (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Get together with friends you haven’t hung out with for some time. Share your deepest emotions with each other. Act as a sounding board for someone’s problems. Tonight: Attempt Sunday’s crossword puzzle. This Week: Straighten out a friendly disagreeme­nt.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Count on friends and family to cut you some slack while you solve a work dilemma. Master the art of multitaski­ng to keep up with various projects. A support system will ease your ability to move ahead. Tonight: Herbal tea. This Week: Plan for a special occasion.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-feb. 18)

Satisfy your inquisitiv­e mind with an in-person or online lecture. Meet with a close friend who has equally strong opinions and craves intellectu­al discussion­s. Tonight: Binge a sci-fi series. This Week:

Love and romance come first.

PISCES (feb. 19-March 20)

Explore an emotional reaction you had while talking to a family member. Talk to someone you love who is objective and nonjudgmen­tal. Own up to what you said and deeply apologize. Hopefully they will accept and move on. Tonight: YouTube videos. Get out of your comfort zone.

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