ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're in the mood to frolic by the sea - so what is this work thing that everyone seems to be asking of you? You'll get your bliss later in the week if you plan for it now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You may feel shy in public, but in your private world, you are assertive and in control. You're even more effective if you can somehow meld the two together.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You deserve to feel good. It's safe to lower your barriers to pleasure now.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A relationship improves because you stop wanting the other person to behave the way you would. It allows you to delight in your friend for who they are.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Today, you see the benefit to getting down to some silent and seriously detailed work.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Misread signals lead to awkward social discourse. Don't make assumptions about people based on how you would like them to be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're willing to go to classes, read books and confront your so-called "issues" all in the name of finding and keeping love. It all helps, as long as you're enjoying it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are amorous possibilities worth investigating. Singles enjoy flirting with new options and couples do the same.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's a strange feeling to attain a certain success before you feel you have completed the requisite work. If you reach your goal, good for you. Take it!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have a lot to celebrate, and celebrate you must. Don't be afraid that you won't be able to stop the fun and get back to work.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Friendships are prone to getting stuck in a rut. Veer from familiar activities and topics of conversation. Let your curiosity guide you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There is nothing wrong with you. What you need is a little luck, and that's just what happens over the next three days.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 8). Your enthusiasm matches your persistence, which is why you make great strides. You'll look in the mirror and realize that you have become who you wanted to be - and then a new image to work toward comes to mind. In July, hone traits of compassion and loyalty. Windfall months are September and March. Cancer and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 17, 1, 4, 31 and 18.

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