The Washington Times-Herald
---- — HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013:
This year you might opt for a conservative course, especially as you often will feel as though you need to defend yourself. You really don’t need to explain where you are coming from, but you will be out of sorts if you feel misunderstood. If you are single, note a tendency to give too much of yourself as you start to date. At first, this behavior might be OK. Recognize that you are setting a precedent for behavior patterns. If you are attached, the two of you seesaw back and forth with give-and-take. GEMINI makes you laugh.
The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
HHH Even the best-laid plans could go awry in the morning. You might be surprised by a family member’s generosity. By late afternoon, you’ll want to sort through someone’s motives. An element of confusion continues to permeate plans. Tonight: Stay close to home.
This Week: Finish up any work you have to get done so you can take off.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
HHHHH You might not be as in control as you thought you’d be. Someone might not be challenging you as much, as this person wants others to notice his or her ideas. Take a friend out for a late brunch. Laugh and relax. Tonight: Know that the playfulness will continue.
This Week: A partner demands your attention. Be smart and give it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
HHHH You might want to deal with something you have not discussed up until now. Choose your confidant with care. You want this person to understand you. Once you have cleared the air, you will feel great. Invite him or her to join you in fun plans. Tonight: Try a new spot.
This Week: You roll into the week a force to behold.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
HHHH You could be wondering what to do next and which way to turn. You sense conflicting moods, opposing plans and other such contradictory elements around you. Consider that your company could be more important than the activity. Tonight: Make it early.
This Week: Wednesday you sense a difference. Focus on a project Thursday.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
HHH You love being out and about, but steer clear of a situation that triggers any anger. Chill out. Nothing will be gained by having a discussion at this point. Late afternoon, follow through on joining your friends in a favorite activity. Tonight: You don’t need to make it early.
This Week: Someone distracts you far too much Monday and Tuesday.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
HHHH Make calls to those at a distance whom you rarely chat with. You might hear some startling news. A misunderstanding with someone you care about could happen too easily. Try to be clearer, and make more time for this person. Tonight: Think Monday.
This Week: A lot of responsibility lands on you. You will handle it and succeed.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
HHHH Make time for a special person with whom you enjoy lounging around. What starts out as a busy day could become a day of R and R. Incorporate a little more laziness into your life.
You could feel pressured by someone’s expectations. Tonight: Rent a movie.
This Week: You might be up for exploring a new idea or place.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
HHHH You tend to find others irritating, yet you understand one key person so well that you will refuse to take his or her actions or words personally. Make time for someone you care about.
Being together is what’s important, not what you end up doing. Tonight: Enjoy the moment.
This Week: Others demand your time. You have little choice.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
HHH Make it OK to not want to join the crowd. Trust that your choices work for you. You might feel pushed beyond your normal limits.
By late afternoon, you will want to join friends who are celebrating. Your mood will change quickly. Tonight: Act like it’s Friday night.
This Week: Make your birthday wishes Wednesday, as the Sun enters your sign Thursday.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
HHHH You might need to understand exactly what is going on with a love interest. Even if you do not see any changes, spend time with this person.
Later today you could decide to get into a project and complete some extra work. Tonight: Be OK with doing nothing.
This Week: Be the workhorse that you are known to be Monday and Tuesday.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
HHHH Check in with an older relative you care a lot about. Your call will be most appreciated. Why not make plans in the near future? Find a friend or loved one with whom you can be yourself. Let go of recent tension; the fun starts now. Tonight: Playfulness is the theme.
This Week: It is questionable whether you will be found before Wednesday.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
HHHH Initiate a conversation with a roommate or family member in the morning. It would be even better if this chat were to happen over a favorite breakfast. Catching up on news might leave both of you laughing. By late afternoon, you’ll want to slow down. Tonight: Order in.
This Week: Consider working from home Monday and Tuesday.
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