ARIES (March 21-April 19). The one you long to wrap your arms around is almost within reach, both emotionally and physically.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This afternoon you'll get to see your creation the way others do when someone new to your situation peers in and gives you a fresh point of view.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You hate to be like the boy who cried wolf, and yet it's imperative to your well-being to know that your support system will kick in when it matters.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Not one to be trendy just to fit in, you'll come across a trend that's worth following. It's worth the investment.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Most of your day is spent plugging or preventing leaks. You show others your tricks and soon have a whole crew working alongside you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you want to work, others want to play, and vice versa. You were meant to do this alone. Just follow your own sense of timing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Someone is asking you to perform when you don't feel like it. All it takes is a different way of thinking to get you into the zone.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Do your research. You have excellent luck finding the perfect mentor, perhaps a Capricorn, to show you the ropes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Work is not going to go the way you want it to, and you'll later be glad it didn't.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're asked to go out of your comfort zone and enter the domain of strange characters. Bask in it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are in a feisty mood, but nothing too crazy. Your ultimate victory is born of several small wins.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are roused to protect someone dear to you. You remember how powerful you really are.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 19). Your drive for something material takes you to gorgeous locations where you connect with interesting people. The physical thing you were looking for becomes less important as the excitement of the journey is your true treasure. Visitors spice up your July. August brings changes at work. A windfall comes in December. Virgo and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 37, 12 and 18.

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