ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may fall behind, but get back in step as soon as you are able. This is the true test of your will: What do you do when things get hard? It is impossible to tell how great you are when things come too easily.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Whatever mood you strike, it gets magnified a hundred times by the afternoon, so make it a happy one.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Give your audience what they want, but not in the way they think it will happen.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can't control others, but if you understand them, you will know better how to deal. Find out the thinking behind the action, and then you will no longer be frustrated.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You put people in a happy mood. You answer their objections. You give them what they're looking for. You're not worried about educating them or telling them how to live. Instead, you relate and you amuse.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Attack your work backward, inside out or upside down - any other way than normal.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you think that you need someone more than this person needs you, he or she can feel it. Take a step back. Remember that you're powerful.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your charisma comes from being direct. Get to the point. No waffling.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Apply your considerable imaginative powers to a personal problem. Lose yourself in the world you create in your head. The most exciting part of this fantasy is the part that will come true.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll be boldly saying what you mean. The experience might not seem wonderful at the time, but you'll look back on this as an important turn of events.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When an unusual situation crops up, it's only appropriate to act in an unusual way. Some will think you are eccentric, but there is always a method to your madness.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Should you be the leader? You'll certainly be the best one for the job, so just step up.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 9). Your dreams are lofty. Then again, the resources, talent and perfect strategic plan are in your possession at this very moment - you only need to believe. Do what you can with what you have, and make huge progress through the next seven weeks. September brings a windfall. Loving commitments are sealed in November. Pisces and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 2, 11, 21 and 19.

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