ARIES (March 21-April 19) ***** Friday head home knowing you need a time out from the here and now. Whether deep into your blanket, drinking a hot toddy or hot chocolate, you mellow out. Saturday, you beam and others will notice. In fact, you have the pick of the weekend. You can have it all.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) *** Your best night is Friday, whether you have a date or are just going out with friends. Whatever happens is memorable and carries you through the weekend. Whomever you go off with, wherever you go, you will choose to keep the details hush-hush. It seems more magical that way,

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ***** Tonight could be a late night, as you want to clear out a project first. Somehow you do manage to hook up with your friends for TGIF. You cannot stop romping once you begin early Saturday. You need this playtime to let off steam. Even better, you get your choice of companion. How could you ask for anything more?

CANCER (June 21-July 22) ***** Tonight, take off for the beach or the mountains, somewhere other than home. A change of pace makes you feel great and you recycle. Others notice you wherever you go. Meeting people happens this weekend without too much effort. You are radiant and brilliant. Make the most of this moment.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) **** You cannot seem to get away from a close encounter tonight. Clearly, someone has an eye on you. The real problems begin if you have more than one wannabe sweetie on deck. The juggling could be touchy to say the least. Many of you will take off Saturday morning for a mini-weekend away. After Friday night, you just might need it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) **** Others seek you out en masse tonight. You might want to sprinkle your admirers around so that your friends might be as happy as you. Use Saturday and Sunday to explore and evaluate some of the potential sweeties that appeared on Friday. It's a hard job but someone has to do it. Take notes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) **** You have a difficult time leaving work and abandoning life hassles tonight. Fortunately, there are Saturday and Sunday, when you find out just how popular you are. Accept a friend's invitation and enjoy. You could be surprised at what can happen just doing your routine.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) **** Some of you might have felt TGIF one day early and decided not to go to work today. You are right to seize the moment, as by Saturday, life returns to normal, to your disappointment. Look at the glass as half-full as opposed to half-empty. In that vein, this period holds for you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec.20) ***** You might want to head home tonight. You have been working very hard. Get plenty of R and R tonight because the romp begins tomorrow and could continue without stop through Monday. Are you prepared for that?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) **** Your charm comes out whenever you say anything Friday. Others like your style and make it clear. If someone of interest surfaces, you will find the mix works better in a quiet, homey atmosphere. Neither of you flourishes in a party atmosphere completely. Meanwhile, enjoy all the potential that surrounds you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) **** You could dance to a new tune this weekend, but you will have to come to terms with what has been. Friday night, weep in your beer if you must because by the end of the weekend you could be smiling at a new friend or two. You could feel renewed. Go for what you want.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ***** You have felt some wild energy Thursday and can only imagine how much trouble you could get into tonight. Others know even more than you what could unfurl. Enjoy your wildness and letting off steam. By Saturday, you will be feeling a little more like getting to know someone.