Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013: Try to lighten up this year. You often are extremely serious, and you could make more of certain situations than exists. Use your unique abilities to transform your issues by taking a totally different approach. If you are single, be careful of a very intriguing and mysterious person you meet. This person is not who you think he or she is, and this could spell trouble. Take your time getting to know him or her. If you are attached, the two of you will enhance your bond by taking off on adventures together. Suddenly, you might act like newfound lovers. SCORPIO knows how to trigger you. Learn the art of detachment.

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 might seek some peace and quiet. Whether you throw yourself into a good book or go off on a hike by yourself makes little difference. You are alone and finally will have some thinking time. Follow through on an imaginative idea. Tonight: Togetherness works.

This Week: Look past the obvious, then make a decision.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

★ ★ ★ ★: Defer to others — not only because it is easier, but also because the person in question might be feeling a bit down. Know that while you are indulging this person, you also might be supporting the development of an attitude. Be careful establishing limits. Tonight: Say “yes.”

This Week: A partnership plays a major role in decision-making.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

★ ★ ★: Stay even and mellow, and know that others could be worn out, too. Give the people in your immediate circle the treatment you would like in return. Your sensitivity will be greatly appreciated. Question mixed messages. Tonight: Make it an early night, if possible.

This Week: Seek out expert opinions. Reflect on your options before making a choice.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

★ ★ ★ ★: Your creativity flourishes to a new level, which allows you to identify with others. Your understanding and sensitivity count to many people in your life, with the exception of a key loved one. This person will learn to appreciate you. Tonight: Act like it is Friday night.

This Week: Others push hard to have agreement. Get out of the way; let them do their thing.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

★ ★ ★: You might have had enough of staying close to home, so opt to go out and visit friends. You also could meet loved ones for a scrumptious meal at a preferred spot. Be aware that you might be receiving conflicting messages. Tonight: Think about tomorrow.

This Week: Expect to work long hours. Schedule an important meeting at the end of the week.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

★ ★ ★ ★: Share more of what is on your mind with a neighbor or close friend. This person has been in a similar situation and can identify with you. You could feel bogged down or uptight. For that reason, clear the air or share your feelings. It will help. Tonight: Hang out.

This Week: Allow your imagination to lead when you don’t see any solutions.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

★ ★ ★: Curb a need to be possessive or have your way. Realize what is happening with a financial matter. You could have a last-minute problem. Avoid being controlling or forcing. You can only control yourself and no one else. Tonight: Listen to someone else’s perspective.

This Week: Anchor in. Work from a quiet place in order to accomplish more.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

★ ★ ★ ★: You smile and understand where someone is coming from. You might attempt to come to an understanding with a roommate or loved one. Though you clearly care, the timing might be off right now. Allow yourself to indulge this person. Tonight: Be spontaneous.

This Week: If you’re juggling finances, put yourself on a tighter budget.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

★ ★ ★: You do not need to explain so much. Instead of taking the lead, step back and observe more. Revise your finances, and get to the bottom of a problem. You might decide to update your budget and communication style as a result. Tonight: Get to bed early.

This Week: Create more of what you want starting Monday morning.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

★ ★ ★ ★: Emphasize your friends. One of them could be somewhat depressed and might be distancing him- or herself. Make time for this person. You might be instrumental in changing his or her attitude. Consider revising your communication style. Tonight: All smiles.

This Week: Not until Wednesday do you feel in your element.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

★ ★ ★ ★: Others expect you to take the lead. You are responsible and very intuitive. Sometimes your seriousness could be overwhelming to those who haven’t known you for a while. Be careful, as you could be sending them mixed signals. Tonight: A force to be dealt with.

This Week: Use Monday to the max. Do some soul-searching before making a change.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

★ ★ ★ ★: Go off to a movie to relax your mind. Realize that many people you know are far more sophisticated than you might realize. Open up to experiencing the world differently. Try to be less stern when talking to someone at a distance. Tonight: Explore a new type of cuisine.

This Week: Expect to be in the limelight Monday and Tuesday. You’ll know which way to go.