ARIES (March 21-April 19). The Dalai Lama says that, "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You want to believe that your hard work and energy will bring you dividends. You're right. Try to forget about that part now - it will only make you impatient.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are one of a kind and need to be around those intelligent kind of people who enjoy you because of your uniqueness, not despite it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your special interest needs attention. Delegate one of your responsibilities so that you can get back to an enjoyable pursuit.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's a day of extremes. A curious mix of feelings will be highly creative.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A compromise will make things easier. You'll probably feel like you're making all of the concessions while the other person remains rigid, but you won't regret it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you believe in something, then you don't need scientific proof that it exists. If it's working for you, there's no reason to doubt it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Loved ones may not understand your inner world, but you do not require them to. You revel in your vision and develop it to a greater degree.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your understanding of the world comes from inside you, not from what people tell you is true.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Work doesn't have to be a hard experience, and you don't need to tire yourself out just to prove that you belong.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You will be exploring a new path. Be inquisitive. Don't move on from conversations until you've received a gem of knowledge.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're in need of some direct acknowledgment and the first person to deliver will hold a special place in your heart.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 17). Mentors help you. You get the feedback you need to succeed. You will make incremental improvements that, by September, add up to a total transformation. Keep at a job until it's right, and you will be wonderfully compensated in December. Wedding bells ring in February. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 4, 34, 17 and 14.

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