HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, July 1, 2018:

This year optimism becomes a given in your life. You will see concrete results from this attitude change. If you are single, you have a strong personality, so you probably will need someone a little less intense for a partner. You will have several potential sweeties around you. If you are attached, this year offers many romantic moments. Remember to offer friendship as well as love to your significant other. AQUARIUS teaches you how to express your feelings.

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 Call your friends and make the most of this Sunday. A spontaneous get-together could heighten the enjoyment of this weekend. You might meet a new friend at this happening. Your feelings could be more intense than they have been in a while. Tonight: Where the action is.

This Week: You feel as if you would like to lie low.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

HHHH You might feel pressured to make certain things happen. Others respond to your leadership and direction. Your ability to call the shots might be curtailed more than you’d like because of your acceptance of a stronger role within your family and at work. Tonight: A force to behold.

This Week: Your unpredictability could draw in others.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

HHHHH You could be in a situation where you are able to help others evolve and come to a clearer understanding. Your perspective is quite unique, and others enjoy hearing your views and logic. Look at the ramifications of moving forward with an offer. Tonight: Take an overview.

This Week: Allow others to dominate through Wednesday.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

HHHH One-on-one relating proves to be rewarding. You might be able to calm down a potentially explosive situation. Opportunities appear through a loved one. You might not be able to control someone else, but you do appreciate that you can influence his or her mood. Tonight: Out late.

This Week: Strong feelings dominate through the Fourth of July.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

HHHHH You usually control situations, but at this point, others seem to be taking the lead. Embrace a more easygoing attitude. You have the rare opportunity to see the whole scenario from the perspective of a key person in your life. Tonight: Say “yes” to a special invitation.

This Week: A loved one wants to express the depth of his or her caring.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

HHHH Pace yourself, and recognize that you can do only so much in one day. What occurs is a direct reflection of your priorities. Others see life from your perspective. Your domineering personality emerges. Speak your mind, and people will listen. Tonight: Dive into a project.

This Week: Do not fight the inevitable.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

HHHH Your personality helps melt someone else’s resistance. You see this person reveal his or her true colors. Note a tendency to overspend. You feel as if you can rein yourself in. A child or loved one lets you know how he or she really feels about you. Tonight: Be spontaneous.

This Week: By the week’s end, you could be tempted to take some time off.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

HHH You could feel tense trying to understand where certain members of your family are coming from. It is up to you to determine the best path to proceed on. Your loved ones appear to be supporting you. Your positive attitude does make a big difference. Tonight: Happiest at home.

This Week: Allow your imagination to come forward.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

HHHH Speak your mind with the expectation that others will get the gist of your message. You might be holding more in reserve, waiting to see the reaction to the first piece of significant information you share. Avoid going to extremes, if possible. Tonight: Meet friends for dinner.

This Week: Make it OK to work from home.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH You’ll deal with an emotional situation directly and won’t allow others to interfere. A friendship affects today’s plans. You could find that spontaneity sets the stage. Honor what is happening within your circle and join in. Tonight: Treat a close friend to a fun dinner out.

This Week: Express your thoughts before you make a big decision.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

HHHHH Your smile draws many people toward you. You will share some news that probably contains some gossip. You’ll enjoy the reaction you get. Of all the signs, your sign values friendship the most. Those around you know they can count on you. Tonight: Accept an offer.

This Week: Make as few commitments as possible.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHH Use today just for you. You will recharge better in a quiet situation without many people around. Pick your company with care. You could be happy just vegging out and watching TV. Getting some quality downtime could set up your week well. Tonight: Cozy up at home.

This Week: You hit your power days Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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