HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 4, 2012: This year you could evoke some dynamic reactions as you alternate between being fair and logical and being rigid and demanding. Incorporate all the above-mentioned traits in your interactions, and your relationships will benefit. If single, you might misread a new friend. If attached, the two of you need to be aware of a tendency to get stuck in your individual thought processes. Scorpio can be challenging. A baby born today has a sun in Taurus and a moon in Libra if born before 7:20 p.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Scorpio.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • Take in feedback. You are in the mood to share, and others will come to you. A miscommunication could punctuate a good part of the day.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • Pace yourself, and get as much done as possible. A cohort could be testy, as he or she might not exactly understand what you are saying or thinking.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • • Being sensitive to an issue allows greater productivity. Someone could misread your intentions and take advantage of your good humor.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Stay connected to the basics, and know what you want and expect from a situation. Confusion marks plans. Be sure to confirm times and places.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • You have a spring in your step, which reveals that the weekend is nearly here. Make an effort to reach out to a loved one.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • A purchase could put a dent in your budget. If you are buying for a loved one, consider some other item that could thrill this person just as much.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • • Use the daylight hours to the max. You might not realize how much you have done or the amount of good will you have fostered.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • Handle a problem in a subtle manner. Understand what part or role you have played in this issue and what you are responsible for.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • A meeting or get-together has far more significance than you originally thought possible. Be ready to approach a situation differently after you sort through confusion.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • You can hit a home run if you apply your energy early on to a project or issue. Caring between you and a friend or loved one remains deep.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Detach from issues, and you’ll gain perspective. You might recognize how loyal and caring a cohort has been.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • If someone else wants to run the show, you might wonder: Why not? Free yourself up. Start the weekend early.

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