CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: James Brown, Engelbert Humperdinck, Sugar Ray Robinson, Doug Henning, Pete Seeger, Mary Hopkin, Christopher Cross, Greg Gumbel, Frankie Valli.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might mistake the intense influences as rather unsettling ones. As a fire sign you need to feel vibrant, energetic, and constantly on the go. It’s possible that this sudden surge of water energy will not suit you. If so, then consider the type of activities that will produce quick, visible results!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You should find that romance is still on the agenda, although you may have to be a little more demonstrative than usual. Singles might find it a little harder to radiate a lighter- hearted vibe, while attached Taureans may perhaps need to be a little more approachable!
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You could find that you slip into a serious mood and there could be a tendency to behave as though you’re being incredibly generous, when in fact you’re being slightly unfair to those around you. Don’t volunteer to do things that you don’t want to do: it’ll be hard to keep going!
CANCER (June 21-July 22): A burst of water energy will need to be put to good use, or it will make you a little irritable. Whatever you decide to do, chances are that you’ll overdo it, so make sure that your targets are actually achievable. That said; keep busy: any wasted time will only increase those irritability levels!
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): As an adventurous sign you’re likely to greet the emotive influences with a twinge of exasperation, since people around you will seem quite draining and like hard work. Trying to enliven the atmosphere may not be your best strategy. Team work and cooperative ventures are best avoided!
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Thanks to lunar influences you are likely to be overly sensitive and inclined to overreact to the slightest thing. On top of that, numerous misunderstandings are likely to crop up through the day. An either/or choice could be the real culprit for a possible feeling of discontent!
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Money is not looking too great, which is quite poor timing, given it’s the weekend. Any chances to generate a little extra should be taken, even if the cash boost is a small one. A secondary advantage is that it’s probably the best way to avoid a needless exchange on the emotional front too!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There’s a slightly strange mix of oomph and insight and sensitivity. It’s possible that an apparently taxing situation on the emotional front will actually trigger a useful exchange, which could clear the air completely. Taking the first step may feel a little daunting, though!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Lunar influences could make this day seem quite flat, when really it is going to be quite a relaxed day. Take full advantage of the undemanding vibe, for once. Recharge your batteries; take it easy Sometimes it’s perfectly okay to concentrate on personal wind-down time!
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There’s a change of pace in the general vibe; the influences that kept you ahead of the curve will subside, bringing a useful pause in what has probably been a hectic week. Concentrate on your friends; it’s possible someone in your social circle is starting to feel a little neglected by now!
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t take things to heart; don’t take things personally and don’t allow a slightly restrictive view block an emotional issue. You’ll need to be quite objective if you are to put this problem right again. It could be as simple as being a little more self-aware and/or lenient!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A phone call could lead to some very minor but disruptive news. Any plans to get away, to visit somewhere, or do something significant this weekend might start to unravel slightly. Double- check the practical side of your arrangements, such as tickets; bookings; numbers and availability!
FOR THOSE OF US BORN ON THIS DAY: Happy Birthday! The months ahead are likely to start on a highly positive note; by the spring your love life should be looking more settled. There’s an efficiency drive too: you’ll have probably done all your Christmas shopping before the end of the summer. This is great, but you will need to remind yourself to have some fun amongst all this organization. However, after the fall you will see your social life really taking off. You’ll also become a bit of a leader through January, as you’ll be the one with the innovative ideas. People will start looking up to you. You might need to sit down and have a few intense heart-to- hearts with someone at a time when you’re feeling ultra sensitive, but it will work out!
CELEBRITY GOSSIP: Katie Holmes may no longer be part of a power couple, but she appears a lot happier now that she is single and the planets tell us that right now life is pretty much perfect for Katie. In addition, the positive influence of Mercury suggests that she may even be about to find renewed success in her movie career!
Today’s lucky numbers
ARIES 4, 17, 25, 29, 32, 45
TAURUS 3, 18, 21, 30, 32, 43
GEMINI 7, 12, 29, 33, 38, 45
CANCER 5, 14, 23, 35, 37, 46
LEO 1, 7, 15, 21, 30, 48
VIRGO 9, 16, 24, 32, 37, 43
LIBRA 1, 8, 19, 21, 30, 47
SCORPIO 3, 12, 20, 27, 35, 43
SAGITTARIUS 9, 17, 21, 30, 35, 48
CAPRICORN 2, 7, 15, 23, 37, 44
AQUARIUS 1, 8, 14, 29, 33, 47
PISCES 7, 15, 24, 33, 38, 42
TODAY’S CHINESE PROVERB: Look to your enemy for a chance to succeed.
TODAY’S MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber.
TODAY’S WISDOM FROM AROUND THE WORLD: He who has great strength should use it lightly. – Latin proverb.