ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're not one to wait around for the movie credits. You're up and on to the next adventure. But today you'll benefit when you pause to reflect on what you've seen.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've aligned yourself with the people in the know. Now it's time to let your vision steep. It's like waiting for a cup of tea - allow the heat and tea to do invisible work before drinking.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Making your mark on the world isn't for the faint of heart. Plans always change. Be open to new voices directing you, especially those crazy-sounding ones you least want to hear.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're living a dream, both literally and figuratively. It doesn't matter whether

you're living out your fantasy or imagining it. Pour your emotions into it and you create it. Your potential is limitless.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're harvesting the fruits of your labors. At harvest time, farmers decide how much of their crop to store, give away and take to market. Prioritize your needs over others so you won't give away what you don't have to give.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Resist the temptation to make something complex into a black or white. Instead revel in the complexities and variations around you. Tonight brings an old project back. It turns out you weren't finished with it after all.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In your mind you're simply asking for some help, but all someone else hears is a list of demands. Take this as a cue to bring your famous charm to the situation. You get what you want by being funny.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Is it better to be free or bound to someone's expectations? Freedom has obvious merits. But consider too that expectations vitalize and connect your world. You grow soulful in the process of meeting them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can show or you can tell, but it works better to do both. Give someone a visual with your words.

You'll keep them entertained and engaged in hearing what you have to say.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A quiet irritation could morph into a big grudge. Talk to your ego. What does it want? With proper care and attention to your core needs, problems stay in manageable perspective.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Taking the high road is a great personal achievement you can own, yet it also isolates you from others. Embrace your commonness, your roots and kin. They're pulling you closer to home.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Sometimes we don't know what we know until we teach it. You're in a similar place of transmission, where you're about to receive a very ancient teaching right smack in the middle of giving it.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 14). Your intuitive hunches are right on, especially in group dynamics. Short-lived relationships aren't random; they're by divine design. Clear up communication channels with relatives in June. Research your investments, but wait till mid-August to move them. Love blooms in October. Capricorn and Virgo people are lifelong friends. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 26, 32, 5 and 18.

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