ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your attention is a hot commodity. So when a work-related task wants your focus, you have a choice whether to delegate.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When your happiness fluctuates dramatically, it's tied up in something outside yourself. Step back and detach so you can reconnect.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are blissfully out of touch. In this case, your blinders serve you well in this state of independence.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're given power - more than you're accustomed to. Others will respond quickly to your expert analysis. Be doubly sure that your advice is for the highest good.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even though you just put your world in order, you don't mind making changes. You're on a mission to improve, whatever it takes.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Someone needs your backbone. With the heavy lifting you've been doing, no wonder this person is looking to you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Instead of longing for escape from the workaday world, take it: a five-minute breather, a noontime walk or drawing a bath.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You pride yourself more on being a lone wolf than one who gets wrapped up in popular opinion. When an associate prickles you, no need to make a fuss or get overly involved.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A great deal of energy frees up because you take back your schedule. The phone calls and e-mails can wait.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may need to ask for what you want over and over, and that's OK. Besides, you're even more charming the 10th time you ask for something.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Yes, you're receiving mixed signals from someone. And yet, it's all right because they've already shown you everything you need to know.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You keep wondering how you're doing because the response you get from others is difficult to read. They'll be more effusive later in the week.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 27). Your new year gets a gorgeous start. You'll soon hear words you didn't know you needed to hear. Living arrangements shift in July. There's a financial lift when your hard work pays off in September. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 49, 25, 40 and 34.

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