ARIES (March 21-April 19). You will overhear something that affects a friend of yours. The information is fair game, especially if it protects someone you care about.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have made the most of your situation. You've found a way to maximize the good parts. Don't change now - it's working for you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're almost there. Take a deep breath and stay on it for just a little while longer. The payoff will be worth it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The wind is blowing in the direction you want to go. The sun is warm on your face. Today is a good day to take a chance.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). No one is as concerned about your appearance as you. Take this as permission to relax, and then go out and enjoy yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Now isn't the time to back off. This opportunity won't last forever. Make the call. Focus on what you want and make it happen.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have a fantasy about the way it's going to be. This visualization will in fact be very close to the way things ultimately turn out.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Every party has a shelf life. Get out before the use-by date has arrived. Be a good judge of the energy in the room, and you'll be fine.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Holding people's attention will be a challenge. Follow your own interests, and don't worry about the others.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Doing it all yourself is a drag. Today, approach your life as though it were a team sport. The interplay and interdependence keep it exciting.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Be brief and you'll be heard. A three-second sound bite will get your message across better than a three-minute presentation.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be mixing and mingling with old and new faces. Long-lost friends were probably lost for a reason. Still, it's nice to catch up.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 28). Like a skilled artisan, you create fascinating, stylized scenes in this, your life's masterpiece. Being somewhat picky is a plus. Refuse to be swayed or controlled by anyone around you. Money comes in June. Long-term investments are favored. August brings relationship bliss. Travel in October. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 5, 13, 7 and 18.

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