ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're in provider mode, like a mama bear securing food and shelter for her bear cubs. All you care about is that everyone's needs, including your own, are met. Underneath your protective ferocity is sweet tenderness.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You won't pussyfoot around what some consider a delicate subject: money. Wealth is your birthright. When someone tells you "there's no money," it's an unacceptable answer.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's nothing you like less than being out of the information loop. And yet, you're not being given the whole story. Get suspicious enough to look for clues, but don't create a conspiracy theory yet.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You attract the people you need to help your dreams. But life doesn't happen by sitting at home. Use your receptive powers to magnetize that one conversation that's essential to your success.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People are talking because they know you've got something the world needs. Give them something to talk about by consciously choosing, even writing down the message you want them to hear. Then spread it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your ruling planet Mercury animates your life with clever new twists. What you previously couldn't envision becomes a real-life possibility. Boy, do you see it now! A Taurus person leads the way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In your relationships you sometimes divvy up whose investment is bigger and meter out your generosity accordingly. Love doesn't keep score. And that's the secret to any successful long-term relationship.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can find the fun in playing both the leader and the follower, and will do so in many different scenarios now. Your flexibility makes you the ideal team player, and your team will win.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your job doesn't have to interfere with romance, unless

you're dating someone at work. You're great at multitasking, so set a place and time for all your affairs to keep your head and heart clear.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You strive to be the best in everything, but to fully appreciate this noble task

you've got to occasionally let your hair down. A round of karaoke makes you look foolish enough to start taking yourself seriously again.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Sometimes life is about getting control of your ego by denying it what it wants. But not now. Indulge! As poet Mary Oliver says, "You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves."

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Knowledge is no substitute for experience. Likewise, thinking isn't the same thing as loving. Instead of keeping someone in your thoughts, bring this person to your heart, and then act on the resulting impulse.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 1). Your goals take you on a journey this year, and you'll not only glimpse new worlds, but you'll participate in them or even rule them! This month brings a windfall. July introduces sweet but unsentimental romance. It's the practical and useful things loved ones do for you that make you feel most loved. Virgo and Aquarius people spark your imagination. Lucky numbers are: 40, 42, 18, 46 and 27.

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