ARIES (March 21-April 19). Today is a good time to pause and relax. When you get back into it, everything will go more smoothly.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The answer is to start in the here and now and do your best with the work that is in front of you. "The answer to what?" you ask. To everything, really.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Tidy up, but this time go deeper and handle some of the things on the very bottom of the list. You'll unearth a treasure.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Many around you are working on themselves to make a stellar impression on others. You improve yourself for no other reason but to become a better person.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Tidiness, even in little things, has a way of putting you in control. Neatness gives you a power boost.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A gathering wind is sending new things your way, especially people and opportunities. Put up your sail, and let it carry you to your next adventure.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Creative people are your favorite kind of people. The best part is, you are one of them. You're about to have a breakthrough.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have always been self-determined. Find your goal, and then imagine a few steps you could take to reach that goal. Then step.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). An opportunity arises in a field where you have some serious expertise. You should enter it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The morning commute will give you much-needed alone time to process your thoughts. If you don't commute, start your day with at least a half hour of solitude.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your attitude is catching. You'll cultivate yourself and, by extension, raise the bar for everyone around you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can't get someone out of your head. Give in, and invite him or her to go do something. The timing is perfect.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 26). Your perspective is unique. Because of your history and the current location in space and time, you'll come up with solutions that no one else could think up. Your friends hook you up with lucrative business or professional advancement. You'll shine at an important event in August. Invest in January. Scorpio and Capricorn people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 6, 12, 49 and 3.

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