HAPPY BIRTHDAY

May 24, 2013:

This year you opt for a new beginning. You will be happier if you act like the master of your own destiny. You often will suppress your anger only to have it later emerge in inappropriate ways. Learn to verbalize your feelings more often. If you are single, you will open up new doors, but first, you must completely detach from someone in your past. If you are attached, the two of you struggle with your differences. Don’t worry so much about them — just accept each other as you are. SAGITTARIUS can be very testy at times.

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)

*** You could be coming off a lot tougher than you actually are. Someone might think that you are arguing, when you simply are trying to give a different perspective. Stop and communicate your feelings rather than having to demonstrate that you are right. Tonight: Dance stress away.

TAURUS

(April 20-May 20)

**** You are sensitive, and you’ll sense that tension is mounting. You could become quite provocative as a result, which is not usual for you. Let go of any rigidity, and opt for a solution. There are other methods of self-expression. Tonight: Observe what difficult looks like.

GEMINI

(May 21-June 20)

**** You might want to see a situation differently, and you’ll take the necessary steps toward achieving that goal. Know that you can’t sit on anger, whether it is grounded or not. Try to express your anger in a way that can be heard. Tonight: Confusion surrounds an older person.

CANCER

(June 21-July 22)

**** You could be questioning what might be the best way to proceed with an angry friend. Anger is close to the surface for many people. Try to stay reasonable. Listen to what this person has to share, and try not to pass judgment. Tonight: Let off steam with a co-worker or pal.

LEO

(July 23-Aug. 22)

**** You will feel tension build in nearly every aspect of your life. A discussion with a friend could help free you up. You suddenly might see a situation in a different light and feel less pressured. Remain sensitive to a child or loved one. Tonight: Celebrate the weekend.

VIRGO

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

**** No matter what words you use to convey your thoughts, it seems as though others feel challenged. That is not your intention! Take a look at what is happening around you. Perhaps others are overwhelmed. Tonight: Do not hold a grudge; instead, go out and enjoy yourself.

LIBRA

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

*** Pressure continues to build. A partner will make a demand, and you might not know whether you can meet it. A fight could ensue if you are unsure in any context. Don’t take action until later today, when a conversation seems more plausible. Tonight: At a favorite haunt.

SCORPIO

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

**** You might trigger a partner or key associate. Whether it is inadvertent or intentional makes little difference, as you have your hands full. Letting off steam might feel good, but resist the urge to do so right now. Tonight: Buy a token of affection for someone you care a lot about.

SAGITTARIUS

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

*** You might want to rethink a decision that involves a private matter, as it could be affecting other areas of your life. You can try to work through your stress and anger, but don’t be surprised if you get triggered. You can sit on a situation for only so long. Tonight: Out and about.

CAPRICORN

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

*** You will make your point, no matter what it takes. If you see someone take off on the warpath, you’ll know that he or she got your message. Is this the reaction you wanted? Count on passing the peace pipe sooner rather than later. Tonight: Treat someone to drinks and munchies.

AQUARIUS

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

*** You might be irritated by a domestic or personal issue. Considering all of the responsibilities that you need to handle, you could lose your temper more easily. Be careful, as this could affect various people in your life. Tonight: Go along with a friend’s suggestion.

PISCES

(Feb. 19-March 20)

**** Someone is so in tune with you that you don’t need to say much in order to make an impression. Remain understanding, and take in the big picture. You will gain some insight as a result. Make a phone call to an older relative at a distance. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

BORN TODAY

Singer Patti LaBelle (1944), H.B. Reese Candy Company founder H.B. Reese (1879), singer/songwriter Bob Dylan (1941)