ARIES (March 21-April 19). Not only do you need someone to say they will cooperate, but you need that person to actually do it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are slow to anger, but once you do "go there," the impression tends to last.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Just because you have the gift of gab doesn't mean you always feel the need to talk.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you don't find what you were looking for, you'll at least find something else of value that you weren't expecting.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll make a connection with a fellow fire sign. When you look into this person's eyes, you see something real behind them.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Being relaxed is your success secret. As long as you have a positive attitude, you will find a way to do it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Doctors suggest that dietary variety is healthier than eating the same foods every day. Similarly, you'll be enriched by a wide array of social influences.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You will love the bustle and fun of the day. You will also need to get away to your own quiet space periodically.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Friends want you to think like they think, and you may be open to influence. You have a talent for trying on a mind-set to see how it agrees with you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). As much as you appreciate a good challenge, you will not be in the mood to deal with mundane mysteries.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You tell the truth, but you are also judicious about which truth to tell. You have an excellent sense about what someone might like to hear.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just when you thought you had gotten rid of all your old baggage, you'll find a whole new pile of old emotional stuff just waiting to be hauled off.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 17). Your sense of purpose is bigger than life. Through the next 10 weeks, you are all action and follow-through. July brings a lovely break from your normal routine. You'll reflect and make a new plan. Your love life sizzles in August. You'll work and earn more in September. You'll master an art in November. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 11, 20, 19, 3 and 4.

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