The Washington Times-Herald
---- — HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014:
This year the unexpected amuses you rather than upsets you. Go with the natural flow of situations. Your calmness helps others let go of their need to control situations. In a sense, you become a role model of levelheadedness. Tap into your creativity, and allow your spontaneity to emerge more often. If you are single, you will have a circle of admirers. You could meet someone of significance after June 2014. This person could become even more than an admirer. If you are attached, the two of you have so much fun together that you often feel like two kids again. GEMINI makes you laugh despite yourself.
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)
HHHH Try to accept that your expectations regarding your plans and choices might not pan out. You could be overwhelmed by a partner who is very moody and controlling. Express your caring in a way that he or she can understand. Tonight: Chat with a friend.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
HHH Your intuition could reveal a new perspective. Be more forthright about what is happening around you. Don’t be upset by any awkwardness between you and someone else. This phase won’t last forever. Reach out to someone whom you care a lot about. Tonight: Your treat.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
HHHH You could be taken aback by someone’s words. This friend always has a surprise or some unpredictable element to his or her thinking. Be aware of a close loved one’s gestures, as he or she is not as expressive as you are. Acknowledge this person’s kindness. Tonight: All smiles.
CANCER (June 21-July 22)
HHHH You need to be more direct in handling a personal matter. The other party might act as if he or she does not understand you, which actually might be the case.
Try to explain what you are thinking in a different way. Tonight: Let others imagine where you are.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
HHHH Join friends. You might be planning a special trip together before you know it. Make a point to call a special friend at a distance. You might be seeing this person sooner than you think. Relax with friends, though you could feel somewhat on edge. Tonight: Only where the fun is.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
HHHH You might want to meet certain responsibilities first, before you get into more fun plans. A loved one could resort to manipulation in order to get your attention. Manage to squeeze in some time for your special loved ones -- they obviously need you. Tonight: Not at home.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
HHHH Your imagination takes you to places that might not be realistic. You might feel ill at ease with a family member who is acting very differently. You’ll wonder what is going on. Ask, and then listen. Tonight: Try a new experience, a new type of cuisine or a different social scene.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
HHHHH You might want to see a personal issue resolved, yet no matter what you do, the other party seems unwilling. For now, just let this person work through his or her issues. You don’t need to take on any more problems. Tonight: How about a good old-fashioned date?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
HHHH You could see a matter differently from how a close loved one sees it. Though there might be momentary tension, remember that differences lead to growth.
Be aware of the implication of a gift to a loved one. Tonight: Go along with already established plans.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
HHHH Your workaholic side takes over and pushes you to finish up a project. Several people who miss you might make an effort to distract you. The question remains: When will you give in?
Try not to make a loved one wait too long. Tonight: Make some calls before you decide.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
HHHH Be more playful, and express your innate childishness.
You delight others when you are spontaneous and emotional rather than strictly intellectual. Your instincts will guide you in making a gift choice for a loved one. Tonight: Help others enjoy themselves.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)
HHHH Your efforts will make a big difference to a friend. You even might affect a get-together in a positive way.
People know where you stand, as you are open about your feelings. You could feel awkward around an older person. Don’t make a big deal about it. Tonight: Out on the town.
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