ARIES (March 21-April 19). The chase is thrilling, all right. But to know the art of having and holding, this is a much worthier pursuit.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Going somewhere far away sounds like a good idea to you. Live while you're alive, someone wise once said.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Not everyone takes life as seriously as you do. Remember that you are unique this way, and sometimes that means striking out alone.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Sometimes you're a slow starter, but once you hit your groove, you're almost unstoppable. The sound of your progress is positively musical.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). To forgive someone for something they willingly did to harm you is one of the most difficult challenges you'll ever face. Still, the sooner you forgive the sooner you'll be free.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Today it's particularly important to surround yourself with people who love and believe in you. You need them to get where you're going.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You are in love. It might be a person, it might be an idea. Know it for the gift it is.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Making others feel good about themselves is your goal today. Turning your attention to someone else does wonders.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are as predictable as the tides. With predictability comes dependability, and you are a rock in that regard.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may have pulled the rug out from under your own feet, but it was only because you needed it for a flying carpet. This brave move is going to take you to a whole new level.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). After the severest of storms comes the most splendid weather. The storm that just passed is going to leave you feeling brand new.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Now is a good time to practice some diplomacy. You have a lot to gain if you move forward with consensus.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 3). You'll enjoy the tangible gifts you receive from loved ones and also the intangible boost of confidence and vitality you receive from the universe. You make a hobby of finding answers, one of which will begin a quest. Your connection with someone who adores you will alternately be a source of peace and excitement. Cancer and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 37, 14, 20 and 19.

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