ARIES (March 21-April 19). Tight friendships sometimes leave little room for outsiders. It's best to have many opinions and influences. Broaden your social horizons.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). To think strategically is a talent, though those who possess this gift, yourself included, often form their brilliant plans so effortlessly that they don't give the process the credit it deserves.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Good enough doesn't thrill you. Like a diver after pearls, you will search for what is rare and beautiful, even if it means you have to plunge the depths to do so.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you wait until you really feel like telling others how wonderful they are, you'll waste time and miss out on advancing relationships. Give compliments now.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even though you are the most generous of the bunch, you would prefer not to be noticed for this. For this reason, you're better off giving anonymously.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Gifts are nice, except that they obligate you to the giver. Avoid setting a precedent of physical gift-giving.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're on the lookout for work that's already quite good and just needs a few refinements to become spectacular.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Brilliant timing is the theme of the day. You'll get the feeling that everything occurs precisely when it's supposed to, even when nothing is going according to plan.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You love with a power that is stronger than the wind, and the force of your feelings will move people.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You sometimes overestimate what you can accomplish in a day. But with consistent effort, you will hit your marks.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You sense when people aren't telling the whole truth, but you often don't press the issue. Anyway, you'll slyly figure it out on your own.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you spend a great deal of time with someone who underappreciates you, you begin to believe that your gifts are not worth much. To keep your light shining bright, you must go where its radiance is celebrated.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 3). Good habits bring success. This month's change to your routine will lead to your biggest win yet. New relationships shape up over the next six weeks. You'll earn an excellent rating in some regard and be promoted in July. Travel, research and education are worth an investment, and you'll commit wholeheartedly in October. Pisces and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 20, 19, 3 and 13.

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