Aries

March 21 - April 20

Sometimes you have to make others work to earn your affection, Aries. You can’t make it easy for everyone, and that’s fine. Set your own criteria for friendships.

Taurus

April 21 - May 21

After several meaningful conversations with a confidante, your mind may be changed on an important topic. Embrace this newfound perspective.

Gemni

May 22 - June 21

Gemini, even though you have been trying your hardest regarding a specific situation, you may have to take a new approach. You have tried your best so don’t let things get you down.

Cancer

June 22 - Jul 22

Cancer, you often like to have all of your ducks in a row, but this week you may need to throw caution to the wind. People may be surprised at your spontaneity.

Leo

July 23 - Aug. 23

Listen carefully to what others are saying. You have to find the meaning between the words; otherwise, you can’t get the bigger picture others are seeing.

Virgo

Aug. 24 - Sept. 22

Let a few laughs out this week if the pressure builds, Virgo. You have been pushing yourself, and it’s easy for stress to build up. Laughter is the best medicine for this.

Libra

Sept. 23 - Oct. 23

A celebration could be in your near future, Libra. You do not know the reason for the excitement just yet, but the details will slowly emerge.

Scorpio

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22

Scorpio, you have some insider information that could get you into usually locked doors or special meetings. Use this to your advantage to get ahead this week.

Sagittarius

Nov. 23/ - Dec. 21

Sagittarius, if you run into a spot of trouble, you can always use your charm to get out of it. You have a way with words, and it usually helps in a pinch.

Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20

You may choose to be understated in your approach to a relationship, Capricorn. However, those closest to you understand that bigger emotions are brewing beneath the surface.

Aquarius

Jan. 21 - Feb. 18

A few deep breaths and a mantra that “everything will be okay” can help you sail through some pressures at work this week, Aquarius. The dust will soon settle.

Pisces

Feb. 19 - March 20

Pisces, if the right answers do not come to you promptly, then you may not be looking in the right places. Ponder the situation a bit longer.

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