ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some days, multitasking isn't the most efficient way to work. Today isn't one of those days. Streamline your thoughts. Master the art of keeping your head on straight.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're getting better at not arguing with reality. That's not to say you're backing down. You just figure it's far easier (and saner) to rework your own values than to get life to conform to yours.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's all about you. Is that hard to hear? For one Twin it's a refreshing relief, "Ahhh, all I need to worry about is me." The other Twin is tempted to condemn you for being selfish. Put a sock in that Twin's mouth.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're entering a period of creative flourishing. This requires you to disorient your habits. Shake them up. Try feeling a painting, seeing a song and tasting a texture.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your expectation designs what is. Sometimes you forget to have an expectation, at least consciously. But your subconscious fills in, and the result is surprising - "This isn't what I wanted!" Inspect your expectations.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your purpose isn't given to you - you have to create it. Tracking your momentum teaches you about timing your next move. The stillness between moves teaches you more about your mission.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are no guarantees that there will ever be a time when you'll feel safe, secure or inspired enough to do the thing your heart wants to do. So you just have to do it now. Take all your wobbly insecurity and dive in.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Everyone needs validation. If you take something too personally, you're human. If you react with more emotion than

you're used to, that's human, too. Control is a fair-weather friend.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your attention is coveted by at least two important people in your life. Remind them it's not a contest. Anyway, you'll find that there's enough of you to go around.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Expect interruptions. Anticipate them.

They're the rule of thumb rather than the exception. It's your sensitive handling of the stressors that turns an unmanageable crisis into a coup of confidence for you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You continue to see rainbows of possibility. Follow one of those bands of color to a solution for a long-standing relationship problem - more valuable to you than a pot of gold. Well, maybe not, but it's better than suffering on.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just like your body needs physical nourishment, your spirit needs nourishment, too. Introspection. It powers your dreams. It's your secret propellant to the future. Do that silent, solitary walking that always centers you.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 21). You're purposeful in your approach to all things great and small. When life moves, you move with it, with full-on intentionality. Put your signature flair on your work to differentiate yourself this August. Your mind is on vacation in September, so take time off. Your heart overflows with love in November. A Leo person pleases; a Gemini person captivates. Your lucky numbers are: 16, 7, 30, 21 and 27.

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