ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll communicate well. You may not be able to avoid confrontation, but at least you can make it brief and relatively painless.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Juggle, march, draw or dance. These kinds of activities build right brain to left brain communication.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll slip into a positive state this morning. While in this happy mood, every problem has a solution.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The task at hand will be unusually challenging. It doesn't all have to be accomplished in one day, though.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You might be feeling underwhelmed by the results you've been getting from yourself lately. You know that you are capable of greater things.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This will be a highly productive day. You'll complete an entire unit of work.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll do your best with many people around. You need to bounce your ideas off of a variety of different characters.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The one who sees you as a tower of strength will open up and show a vulnerable side. You'll be a comfort, and you'll also provide practical help.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will have luck with joint ventures. You trust the other person, but you both need to understand exactly what

you're agreeing upon. Put the details on paper.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're not trying to be anyone else, and yet you'll notice that you've picked up a few habits from those you admire.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your imagination is vivid. The lines between what is real and unreal are blurred.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're trying to do a job well, though it's not as easy as you once thought it would be.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 18). You'll enjoy improved health and vitality as you moderate your vices and add zesty habits to your routine. Your home will be a place of peace, tranquillity and, after the renovations that happen in June, beauty. New meetings in July are life-changers. There's a reason to travel in August. You'll close a deal in September. Cancer and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 38, 28, 31 and 2.

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