ARIES (March 21-April 19). What you once saw as a flaw, you now recognize as an identifying piece of your personality. Don't hide it - highlight it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are obtaining the skills to be a better person even as you try and instill them in your young ones.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Applying what you know in a methodical way will bring about just the result you wished for. The next step must be taken immediately.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Something big is around the corner and you're starting to feel its presence coming toward your life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It may be counterintuitive, but the more preparation you bring to your work, the less you accomplish. Dare to dive in.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can't afford to trifle with anything that isn't likely to have a huge effect on your life or the lives of those close to you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). No matter how many hints you drop, others noisily encroach on your peace. If you want privacy, you'll have to ask for it directly.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Once the rest of the world sees that you have the determination of a steam roller, the crowd parts and lets you do your thing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's time to lighten up, preferably by sharing the wealth. Giving is not only better than receiving; it's also more deductible.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Being able to view your history in a positive way gives you a secure basis in which to accept today's offerings.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Romance is messy and complex. It's thrilling to sort and solve the problems. You're learning so much about your loved one in the process.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can't count on your short-term memory. Write down every appointment, phone number and commitment.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 21). You're endowed with aesthetic and creative gifts this year and are determined to give your corner of the world a more pleasing sheen. Friendships, however, are your greatest work of art. Make grand plans for fun and charity. The events you pull off will change lives, including your own. A move happens in January. Capricorn and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 19, 40, 17 and 22.

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