ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a strategy that works well one moment and is totally useless the next. Every warrior needs a strategy, but also knows that when sudden weather, new circumstances or crisis hits, it can be changed.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Listen to your self-talk, crosstalk and backtalk. You don't have to justify everything you say to yourself, or anyone. It subtracts credibility from you and from the real issue at hand.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Give others something to smile about. Play is powerful. Play creates space, and space creates openness. Openness is what's needed for the benefit that's been trying to get through to finally reach you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your emotions are totally mystifying. Don't spend too much energy trying to figure out that which even you can't name. Let the mood pass, and your interpersonal happiness stays strong.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Before you can receive long-range signals from afar, locate your short-range ones. Accept the signals that come in loud and clear. They mysteriously spark the connections that shoot you into the atmospheric waves.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You thrive on feedback. So when you get tons of it (and they're not holding back), you're thrilled! Not only do you feel better equipped to chart your course, but also magnificently validated as an individual.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A good exercise for learning how to fight fair is to argue for an unpopular point of view. Why would you do something so

crazy? You get permission to be difficult. And it strengthens your "I can stand up for myself" muscle.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). They say the proof is in the pudding. You know what you need to do, and someone will ask you for results in a few days' time. Amp up your personal effectiveness by admitting you have something to prove.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When your heart is hungry for affection, it's too easy to become what someone else wants you to be. Resolve not to doubt your own power and lovability.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're not the type to bob about in the sea. Don't worry. You'll find your anchor soon enough, though probably not before you've written the definitive "how-to" guide on floating.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You hold yourself accountable for your behavior, but no one wants you to hold them to theirs. You can insist on how you want to be treated, but they're still free to make the choice to do so - or not.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Someone's moved into your heart. Maybe they wormed their way in while you weren't looking. Maybe they used

guerilla tactics by baiting you with your favorite treats. Whatever they did, you're eating it up.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 18). You see yourself a certain way (serious and logical), but to be comfortable in your own skin, learn to laugh at your own contradictions. View life as a comedy skit - it's better when you laugh! Find your momentum and groove in July. Set goals in August. A romance takes you by surprise in October. Virgo and Gemini people intrigue you. Your lucky numbers are: 15, 10, 41, 8 and 12.

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