ARIES (March 21-April 19). You strike a delicate balance by staying within your own boundaries. You enjoy the eccentricities of others without allowing those same qualities to disrupt your plans too much.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You need care. You can and should pamper yourself like crazy now without breaking the bank - for instance, taking a nap.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Those who have less experience look to you for support. They may be tragically off the mark, but don't feel you must correct everything you see.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Anyone can bring people together for an important cause. But it takes a special kind of person to bring people together for a seemingly insignificant cause.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Though you are highly principled, you are also open-minded and mature enough to realize that the whole world doesn't share the framework that works so well for you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The planetary alignment highlights your more unusual qualities. Others see you as an exotic figure or a mystery to be figured out.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Call the friend you lost touch with, wash the car, return the library book. The more odds and ends you can wrap up, the better you'll feel.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You deserve to feel wonderful. Why not? Hold on to good feelings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There is no shortage of inspiration around, though you might not know where to start to get your project off the ground.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You needn't buy a new outfit or change your hair. It's your effectiveness that makes you most attractive.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's such a wide array of choices available to you now that it's hard to tell what's normal.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are fascinated by a certain area of study, even though it found you. This is a nudging from the universe.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 17). You are relentless in your pursuit of an important goal. Discipline hardly feels difficult as you do what it takes to make it to the vision you have set for yourself. By the end of May, you have something to show for your effort. Singles laugh and love, then commit in August. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 10, 53, 17 and 39.

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