HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 8, 2013: This year you will express yourself in an assertive and clear manner, and you’ll see excellent results. Still, you might become reclusive for short periods of time. Know that with your high level of creativity and energy, you will need some downtime. These moments will remain instrumental to your success. If single, you could attract someone quite different. If attached, be on guard. Avoid becoming too me-oriented. A fellow Aries might not be the right person to have a fight with. A baby born today has a sun in Aries and a moon in Pisces if born before 12:02 p.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Aries.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • By midafternoon, you simply can’t be stopped. A change of pace often energizes you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • Use the morning for a meeting or getting an important errand done. Once that matter is handled, you’ll feel more relaxed and perhaps like a different person.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • Keep reaching out to someone at a distance. You could be overwhelmed by everything that is falling into your lap.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Are you feeling burdened by everything you have to handle? Detach first, and then take a look at a different way of handling this overload of responsibilities.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Spend the morning dealing with a situation that keeps getting postponed. By midafternoon, you could feel as if your spirit is free – you’ll be open to trying anything, within reason.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • You might be tired of not having a stronger influence in a conversation. Decide how to proceed in regard to enlarging your role in your present situation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • Get as much done as possible by midafternoon. You will have an important discussion with a loved one or an associate.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Tap into your creativity in the morning. You will come up with a workable solution given some time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • You could be trying too hard to be reasonable, which prevents others from experiencing the excitement of your spontaneity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • • Ask your follow-up questions. You will come out ahead of a situation and be fully aware of what needs to happen.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • A quick look at your finances tells you what the problem might be. Discuss the issue with someone in the know.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • You are in your element in the morning. Others respond to your requests. By late afternoon, you might decide to be a little more indulgent.
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