ARIES (March 21-April 19). The momentum of a relationship sets your brave heart free. It's a situation that allows you to stretch your self-definition. It's not always comfortable to grow this quickly, but

you're happy to get on with it!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People you respect ask you to alter your path for them. However, you save time and energy by keeping your original agreements. Those with true integrity will understand completely.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Love is pleasure when you correctly understand the nature of the one you adore. It's when you don't really know the object of your affection that love is frustrating.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). In your current chaos, you wonder if the concept of "inner peace" is some kind of urban myth. Well, it's not. Contact with your fellow water signs, Scorpio and Pisces, quiets your mind.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It seems like your social life should thrive by bustling around and seeing everyone

you've been meaning to see. But it actually benefits more when you slow down, book fewer appointments and reserve private time to yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Projects are humungous and daunting. Don't worry if you feel you're starting from nothing. You'll find everything you need as you go, including the people who can help you get there quickly.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Don't quit! You're almost there, though it's hard to see the finish line from your current position. Friendly advisers abound. Listen especially well to earth signs - that's Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The most electrifying thing about romance now is the buzz of anticipation that comes before seeing your love. It's not that the actual in-person meeting is a letdown, but your fantasy of love is quite large.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Reality TV is a prime example of how bits of real time can be manipulated, edited and made into something entirely unreal. You do this to your own story now. Oh, well. Things are as you choose to see them.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The social swirl, if done properly, takes a lot out of you. If you're tired on Monday, you did it right. Your love life needs attention tonight. It's your turn to say "sorry."

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's hard to crank up your energy for a project that has no apparent benefits. In order to succeed you must look for the not-so-apparent benefits. Rise to the occasion. The occasion will exceed your wildest expectations.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You pick up the slack when others blow it. Maybe it's a thankless job now, but your eventual reward is that you get to laugh all the way to the bank. Flirt shamelessly tonight. You bat your eyes and get exactly what you want.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 19). Amazing reserves of creativity open up in you this year. Between now and the beginning of June, there's an emotional shift. You'll want something different from what you wanted before, and this changes your life completely. A financial bonus allows renovations or moves in August. Cancer and Sagittarius people are fantastically supportive. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 35, 2, 31 and 6.

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