ARIES (March 21-April 19). A compliment is a gift, not a purchase - graciously accept the kind words without worrying about how and when you can repay them.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Free yourself from negative thoughts and energy for the simple reason that it's too much work to carry them around with you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll make a friend by doing something other than the usual. Your originality is adorable.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are not a blank slate for someone else to write on. Contribute to a conversation. Talk about what you know.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your domestic environment reflects where you are in life right now - a good reason to tidy and organize it, whether or not you are expecting company.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're not motivated by easy targets. The harder you have to work for it the more you want it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You feel compelled to be of service to others, and your attention will help them achieve a state of optimum health and well-being.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You want what you want. Go toward it without feeling selfish or guilty.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your sign's symbol is a centaur - half-horse, half-human. Now is a good time to channel the horse side. You'll need to be fast and strong and wear blinders to keep yourself focused on the track.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You suspect that someone likes you for your feisty ambition. Really, it's forgiveness and compassion that are your most alluring qualities.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll be in a position to choose your company, so avoid the one who likes to get you all riled up.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are responsible and orderly to a point, and then it's time to hit the release valve and blow off some steam.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 21). Your curiosity about the world will never be sated. You'll get answers and ask deeper questions in June. July brings the end of a particular yearning, and new confidence comes over you. You'll be awarded money in August. A colleague will support and guide you in work that uses your talents and lets you shine. Libra and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 24, 49, 1, 32 and 34.

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