ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's something specific you want to have finished by the end of the day. When you think of your schedule backward, you set yourself up for success.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Go where you can gather thoughts and release tension. You can find respite in a quiet garage, the library or country trail.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's your time to be assertive. People will perceive the force of your personality and respect you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Ever wanted to run out onto a football field and break through one of those giant paper banners? You now have support for breaking through any sort of barrier or block.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your voyage begins on an auspicious note. Even as you are only looking to have fun and escape the humdrum, something remarkable happens on this trip.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sometimes you have a hard time believing that everything is working in your favor. Today, fortune favors you even if the odds do not.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Speak about your spiritual leanings. You will find like-minded people in the most unlikely of places.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your quick wit draws to you the precise jesters needed to keep your environment balanced. The old grumblers will eventually ease up and join the fun.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). If you are used to dead ends when attempting to rise to the next level, try again now. There will be new openings.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Follow the proper procedures and justice will be served. Tonight, you'll relax, knowing that tomorrow you can move on.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Time to shine the limelight on yourself. You'll capture the attention of the public.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's never too late to start doing things differently. You haven't tried everything yet. Have a go at it again.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 5). Your quest to help others will bring great benefits to you, too. Read and ask for advice - you'll find shortcuts this month, including a specific combination of "tricks" for raising your mood and personal power. A plot twist in October puts you in a prime position at work. You've a profound influence on younger folks in December. Taurus and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 3, 22, 17 and 40.

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