HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 28, 2013: This year your focus is on a partnership, especially if you are attached. Sometimes you might feel as if you give too much of yourself, which could cause you to become resentful. If single, you could form several different bonds. Take your time getting to know these potential suitors until you find one that feels comfortable. If attached, confusion surrounds communication. Try to be clearer. Close relating will remain important, no matter what area of your life it pertains to. Virgo can be touchy or critical. A baby born today has a sun in Aquarius and a moon in Leo if born before 3:27 p.m. Afterward, the moon will be in Virgo.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • How you deal with criticism will determine the success of a venture or relationship. Incorporating someone else’s idea into your own can only make the concept stronger.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • Taking a stand is natural to you, and you do not back down easily. Someone could challenge your ideas and how you are handling a project.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • If a response doesn’t fit or seems off, push to get a better answer. It exists – you just need to find it.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • You tend to indulge others. As a result, you have a lot of friends. You sometimes wonder if you are buying or enabling friendships.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • A loved one can be flamboyant and unusually demanding. The issue is not this person, but rather your response to his or her behavior.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • You might be feeling less than great. You have been ignoring an issue that has been making you unusually angry.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • Emphasize the positives in a disagreeable, combustible situation. Tap into your resourcefulness, and you will find a path that most parties will agree on.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Stay on top of your work, yet be sure to take all phone calls. There could be a change in plans, and an impending difficult situation might need to be acknowledged.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • You move through your day with ease, though you might be triggered by a conversation. Put those hot feelings away until there is time to process and discuss them.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • A partner has a lot to share, but the timing could be off. Still, rather than turn away and risk him or her closing down for a sustained period, you might want to make time.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • You have your hands full, and your temper flares. You tend to juggle various different ideas, people and situations.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • Work through your irritation rather than bottle it up. You also might need to talk to the other party involved.

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