ARIES (March 21-April 19). You need a deadline and a little pressure. Otherwise, work drags on far too long. Accountability is the missing factor that will make a difference in your productivity.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your community of friends embraces you. Sometimes you don't want to be embraced. You certainly need them, but you don't want to hear their thoughts just yet. Know they're just trying to help.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're on the roller coaster of love, and you're going public with what you've shared together, even if it feels premature. Realistically, it's not a secret. You've already been found out.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're most successful when you avoid empty chatter and gravitate toward substantial, meaningful influences. Libra and Pisces people do their best to please you, and hit the mark.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's simply not true that all good things must end. Good things can be eternal. Recognize that the limits we place on others and ourselves are most likely a lack of imagination.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll encounter the conversational monopolist - you know, the one whose obnoxiousness is borderline rude, secretly making everyone wince. You may be doing everyone a disservice by listening quietly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The way you tame unruliness in yourself is by giving yourself space to do your own thing. The same logic follows for taming unruliness in your partner. It's a more compassionate response than trying to control them.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may not win a popularity contest when you tell someone how you really feel, but that's OK. Maybe love is like a force of light; whether someone understands it as wave or particle depends on how they look at it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Sometimes big shifts happen suddenly, but usually even the sudden moves are a sort of gradual motion, gathering speed. By tonight you'll know for certain that there's no turning back.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's power in upheaval, whether you're in the middle of moving furniture or running a small army of a household. It's wonderful getting caught up in the messiness of life.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're the master of diversion - great when you're bored (rare), but not so great when it becomes a habit. Resist the temptation to avoid what you'd benefit from facing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've earned the right to call your own shots, thank you very much! Instead of raging against your supposed oppressors, use your tremendous sense of freedom to uplift your cause.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 28). Your leadership abilities are in full force this year. Put your vision into action by aligning yourself with people you admire. Your relationships will be both overwhelming and stimulating. Career energy is high for the next eight weeks. May brings a windfall. Romance and career shifts link in July. Pisces people are passionate. Your lucky numbers are: 18, 4, 30, 5 and 26.
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