ARIES (March 21-April 19). The financial scene needs another look. Check your bank accounts to make sure there's no strange activity going on, other than your own - impulse shopping trips you forgot to record, for instance.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). All the elaboration in the world won't help someone get what you're trying to say. Make the story riveting and dramatic, and you get through. The more flair you add, the more beguiling your story becomes.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). No one is exactly who they say they are - you included. You're letting others believe what they want about you because it's so favorable. And maybe it's truer than even you would think.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your life is a labyrinth with many choices and unknowns. Not all of them are as fearsome as your imagination paints them to be. Turn left instead of right, and you find yourself in a lovely setting.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You receive a boost from a colleague - someone you once mistrusted, in fact. Now you can laugh off the thing that happened in your past and start on this high note.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Relationship ties come undone. Wait till tonight to re-establish connections. Use the time between to get clear and centered. You'll hear the words that will make you happy by tonight.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What would normally be considered difficult is no challenge at all for you. With a diplomatic strategy, you blast through closed doors and impossible policies.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You want your social life to change, and it does. It only takes one bright individual, perhaps a Taurus person, to alter your outlook and open up a world of new relationships.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're going through an unusual phase. People who don't know you are fooled by your modesty. In order to get the respect you deserve, speak up about what you've done and what you plan to do.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can appreciate the contradictions in other people's personalities, but don't normally give yourself permission to do one thing and say another. Life is contradictory. It's OK. You can be, too.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have gumption! Energy! Enthusiasm! Furthermore, you have your own organizational skills to thank for your progress. Tonight, your family has something to say to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Loved ones enjoy cracking you up. You're healthier for using laughter as therapy - and it's a lot less expensive than other kinds. Rent movies and giggle away the hours.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 7). You have a healing touch, and it touches everyone you're close to. Don't undervalue this gift as tangential - it's tangible, as in cold cash. Work on a business plan through June. Customers come by October when the word gets out. Singles: Someone makes an out-of-the-blue love confession in October. Scorpio and Capricorn people suit you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 5, 16, 43 and 3.

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