IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY

Someone you are close to emotionally is growing up fast and will need a lot more freedom over the coming year. You should know by now that the best way to keep someone's love is to treat them as a unique human being, not as a possession.

ARIES (March 21 – April 20):

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There is absolutely nothing you need to be afraid of, so stop looking over your shoulder as if someone is about to attack you from behind. Find a way to laugh at your fears over the next 24 hours. Laughter is always the best medicine.

TAURUS (April 21 – May 21):

Don't accept what the so-called experts tell you – check all the facts and figures for yourself and reach your own conclusions. Chances are the evidence does not add up, at least not in the way others are claiming. You can never be too careful.

GEMINI (May 22 – June 21):

Cosmic activity in the career area of your chart will make it easy for you to influence important people. Let the powers that be know who you are and what you can do. They will, of course, be mainly interested in what you can do for them.

CANCER (June 22 – July 23):

No matter how disturbing the news that comes your way today may be you won't let it faze you one little bit. As far as you are concerned there is no such thing as "good" news or "bad" news – it's all part of the same grand design.

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LEO (July 24 – Aug. 23):

You seem to be rather obsessive about certain issues at the moment and no matter how much others say you should forget about them you just can't. Maybe that's not a bad thing. Maybe your obsessiveness will spark some much-needed changes.

VIRGO (Aug. 24 – Sept. 23):

Love and romance will be high on your agenda over the next few days but you need to understand that one-to-one activities will go a lot more smoothly if you allow others to have their say. It's not just about your feelings Virgo.

LIBRA (Sept. 24 – Oct. 23):

Your personal feelings for a certain individual must not be allowed to encroach on your working relationship. You don't have to like them but you do have to deal with them on a professional level, so bury your differences and find ways to get along.

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SCORPIO (Oct. 24 – Nov. 22):

Do something dramatic today, something that makes the world sit up and take notice. Cosmic activity in the most dynamic area of your chart urges you to stretch yourself above and beyond your usual limits. In fact Scorpio, for you there are no limits.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 – Dec. 21):

Like it or not you have to accept that people are different and often think and act in ways you cannot understand. Focus on the fact that the world would be a far less interesting place if everyone in it were the same in every way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 – Jan. 20):

Everyone has a story to tell and if you make a point of listening to what friends and work colleagues tell you today there is every possibility that you will not only hear an entertaining tale but learn something to your personal advantage.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 – Feb. 19):

Money matters may be causing you some concern but chances are most of your financial issues are not really so bad. The planets urge you to stop worrying and start looking for reasons to be cheerful – there's plenty of them out there in the world.

PISCES (Feb. 20 – Mar. 20):

You know you are special but the overly modest side of your nature is keeping you from making a big deal of it. You don't have to shout about who you are and what you can do – just do it and let your fans make a noise for you.

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