Just when you thought it was safe to come out, duty calls. That doesn't mean you'll have to abandon all thoughts of romance, however. If you play your cards right -- and if anyone can, it's you -- you'll be more than able to find enough time and energy to devote to your professional and your personal needs. Of course, at some point, a priority may emerge. If that's the case, you'll have no choice but to put everything else on the back burner.
(04/20 - 05/20)
Getting close to someone isn't easy for anyone. It definitely becomes more difficult when you're wise enough to know not just what closeness entails, but exactly what you're risking when you open up. You, of course, are quite familiar with all the highs and lows of intimate relationships, so when you decide to take one on, it's a tremendous compliment. You may have found someone who also understands all of this. Let them know how much they're appreciated.
(05/21 - 06/21)
When you love someone, your feelings tend to border on obsessive -- and when they ask you to do something because 'if you loved them, you would,' it's not in your nature to hesitate. Just this once, though, think before you respond. Are you being manipulated? It's probably in your best interest not to be so available right now. Don't answer the phone for a day -- or two.
(06/22 - 07/22)
After days of putting absolutely all of your energy into guidance and caretaking, you're thinking that it's your turn for some TLC. A volunteer for that mission -- someone you're quite fond of -- has wisely suggested that a change of scenery might get the show on the road in earnest. Well now. Since you've been thinking about travel, anyway, why not let them do their job to the best of their abilities? Book the tickets. You'll feel better immediately.
(07/23 - 08/22)
Here's something you were never expecting: the sneaking feeling that you may have been struck by love at first sight. No, it doesn't come along that often -- and even less often in your case, since you're oh, so realistic and objective -- but you really can't rule it out entirely. After all, this is one of those stories we pray we'll live long enough to tell our great-grandchildren.
(08/23 - 09/22)
If you can hang in there a little longer, you'll be able to take what you've recently learned from each other and put it to good use in your relationship. First, though, your sweetheart or best friend (whichever the case may be) will need to stop being jealous or resentful of the time and energy you've been devoting to your family. You, of course, can help them to lighten up and have fun, and it certainly is their turn for some attention, don't you think?
(09/23 - 10/22)
You have every right to smile that smile for as long as your facial muscles can stand it -- especially if you happen to be in the vicinity of someone who's wearing a matching expression. Don't feel obligated to share your secret with anyone else, and don't even try to tear your eyes away from the object of your affection. The rest of the world may be a bit jealous, but they're also happy for you.
(10/23 - 11/21)
Put down the legal pad and relax that furrow in your brow. The 'new you' needs to do more than just make to-do lists. You need to do some shopping -- for clothes, cosmetics and anything else that will help you make your point. After all, if you're working on inner change and you want the world to see your progress, there's only one way to do it: Make equally stunning outer changes.
(11/22 - 12/21)
You're one of the friendliest signs out there. You've never been afraid to say what's on your mind, and you're quite good at saying it in a most entertaining fashion. What's in your heart is another matter. That's tougher for you to talk about, even if you're in trusted company. For the next day or so, however, you'll be more than happy to express your feelings to anyone who asks. Better warn them first, though. You know how you get when you're on a roll.
(12/22 - 01/19)
Regardless of what your more serious friends have advised, you're in the mood to take a chance and let your intuition guide you -- and that's an approach that's never failed to be your best bet, especially in relationship matters. So if your antennae tell you that a talkative new acquaintance will be around for a while, listen up. This person will help to point you in a whole new direction -- the one you've been thinking about for quite some time.
(01/20 - 02/18)
You've always been proud of your friends. You handpick them with great care, and it takes time. Anyone who makes it to your inner circle gets there because they're intelligent, witty and entertaining -- the cream of the crop. That doesn't mean you're a snob, however -- only that you appreciate and insist on nothing but the best in all departments. So when a friend surprises you, it's an especially delightful moment. Well, pack some tissues in your lunchbox. One of those moments is en route.
(02/19 - 03/20)
Speaking of dreams, you're about to receive a very direct hint from the universe, telling you that you're headed down the right path. You're aimed directly at making one of your most cherished dreams a reality -- in record time too. A series of coincidences will bring your attention to where you are and where you want to be. Pay attention to these signs. They're really signposts. And when you see a new one in the distance, keep your eye on it.