ARIES (March 21-April 19): A change of pace is just what the doctor ordered. New friends will do much to improve your outlook. Put ambitions on the back burner. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A friend may lend a receptive ear to you. Your contacts may have a few useful insights to share as well. Steer clear of turmoil. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get closer to those who are positive and improve your mood simply by their presence. It will be wise to wait until next week to make key decisions.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Walk on eggshells. If you don't make promises you won't be tempted to break them. You don't want to say anything that can impact your standing.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You get what you deserve. A lack of response may be due to someone's suspicious attitude. Don't make any changes in your personal money habits.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Insulate yourself from trouble by locking up the credit card. Everything will work out for the best, remain polite and refuse to participate in propositions.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't set the bar too high. The greater your expectations, the greater the disappointment. Use your passion for results on a research project. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are a force of nature. Your fearless nature will not allow you to back away from a challenge. A flirtation could meet with positive reviews. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put your plans on hold. You may be caught up in an obsession, but this isn't a good time to put anything of great importance into motion. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you insist that it is your way or the highway your partner may turn on the GPS and rev the motor. Be attentive to your partner. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't mistake politeness for a flirtatious invitation as you could risk causing an awkward situation. Concentrate on building a friendship first. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus on being happy. Don't gamble on anything that could impact your security. Put major undertakings on the back burner until conditions improve. 

IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You could be blessed by good health and energized by your joy in living during the upcoming weeks. Develop a steady exercise regimen that will keep you in good shape. In November and December remember that success is not always measured in dollars and sense. You may be pressured into working extra hours or find yourself at odds with a powerful propaganda. Replenish your stores of stamina to get through this intense time. In January you will have more time to socialize and network with friends. Avoid taking a vacation or beginning a new romantic relationship in March, when you must work hard to keep your head above water. You may not be able to take any time off from work without repercussions and won't have time for romantic getaways.