ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's nothing complicated about doing the right thing. It's a direct path to making the people around you a lot happier. Keep your eyes open for chances to do good.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're looking into the soul of your fellow man. Whether using your sixth sense or common sense, your ability to size up someone lets you know whether they've got your best interests at heart.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Opportunity is an opportunist. On the one hand,

you're presented with an offer that sounds right up your alley. On the other hand, you'll have to give up something else you might like better.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A streak of brilliance can hit in the most ordinary of moments. At its smallest, it totally blows the ceiling off your previous self-definition. At its largest, you rewrite your personal goals for the year.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your presence is ubiquitous - all at once everywhere, even if it seems like you're the last to know. But your day in the sun is coming. Your job is to sit back and look alert while the forces line up to meet you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Even though you're inclined toward the bright side, you're prepared to meet with resistance. Therein lies the contradiction. Instead of looking at all the possible problematic scenarios others could create, decide to trust.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Information is power. So when someone takes you aside to confide in you, you're honored. They see your integrity, and becoming their confidant is the highest form of flattery for you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When you give, you give big and generously, especially when it comes to the people you care about. Carefully look at what you've got before you promise the farm.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People have a hard time saying no to you. Ah, there are so many ways you could use this to your advantage, but you shine brightest when you resist.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). They say you can't blame the messenger, and of course you wouldn't want to - unless the messenger's messing with your plans. Release your worries about getting it all done. It will come together.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Filling your home with material things can bring you a measure of security, but it won't bring you the peace of being at home in the world no matter where you are. Your home is wherever you find joy.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's divine to wear your heart on your sleeve, but in a professional context, share on a need-to-know basis. Leave the "hypothetical," "maybe" or "I don't know" out of any conversations involving your career goals.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 4). You feel privileged this year as life brings you tremendous riches. You're not exactly carefree, but you recognize and use your many assets to get in control of your destiny. This month allows for quick learning. Career breakthroughs happen in June. Family additions come in November. Sagittarius and Aquarius people are particularly helpful friends. Lucky numbers are: 8, 30, 21, 4 and 52.

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