ARIES (March 21-April 19). Usually, when someone keeps you waiting, you see it as a sign of disrespect. The one who makes you wait today is likely to be a repeat offender.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You close an emotional distance. You embrace a loved one and forget about whatever it was that kept you apart.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The problem you thought was handled comes sneaking back.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Keep in mind that not everything has to be deeply profound. You'll get a kick out of the silliness a playful person brings to your world.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You cannot buy self-esteem with money, and yet there is a cost. Right now, that cost is called "follow through."

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll probably find yourself fighting for something you never intended to defend. Your passion is part of what makes you great.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Creative endeavors are wonderfully involving. Relinquish some control. Collaboration brings about a happy outcome.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Changes are happening fast. When the old way collapses, you switch gears. You will expand interests and enlarge your network.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will be managing people and doing a fine job of it. You are part nurturer and part mediator.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You demand a lot. Then again, you are willing to do whatever you ask others to do. They sense this and respect you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you are afraid to talk about something, there's a good reason. Exhume it. Get it out now and be free of it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have a holistic view of things now, and you see how each person's contribution is vitally important to an organization's success. Share your observations. Others need to realize this now, too.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 24). You'll enjoy life, and it gets easier for you this year. In June, you'll reduce expenses and increase your income. July brings an exciting meeting - your professional path could change.

You'll be honored at a celebration in August. You'll form a deep connection with a gentle and patient someone in September. Scorpio and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 23, 10, 50, 39 and 28.

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