ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your ability to find reasons for joyful expression is a gift. You are truly exciting to be around.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've always had a clever way of teasing that makes your dear ones feel truly loved. Those close to you enjoy the "inside joke."

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The reason you will be so popular today is because you take the time to learn what makes each person tick.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Not only will you put extra effort into projecting a winning, beautiful and successful image today, but you'll be attracted to those with the same intention.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't need permission to devote yourself to playful pursuits. Go for the thrills and the laughter.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You bring an unpredictable element to social discourse. You offer and encourage a truly unexpected contribution.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your work life and personal life are coming together in perfect synthesis. You see a bigger picture, and cross the boundaries that were holding you back.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are a designer. You will create some sort of product, service or environment and you will do it with style.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The intelligent flirting you do puts those around you at ease. You're expert at creating this kind of playful tension.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Small tasks will keep getting pushed off for another day, but the big ones will push you into peak productivity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Whether you win today's battle is not the point. You effort is valiant and the game is well played, so you can hold your head up high regardless of the outcome.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be designing an experience. Go beyond the basics. Figure out how you can create beauty, whimsy and perhaps even inspire awe.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 19). Your most valued asset this year is your tenacity. It's easy when you really believe in your dreams. The results you want come to you because you are willing to try different ways until you strike on one that works. You win a contest in August. There's a reunion in October. November is a financial high. Sagittarius and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 17, 40, 44 and 50.

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