ARIES (March 21-April 19). When dealing with the opposite sex, be specific and direct. If you hesitate to tell the truth, things get awkward.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There can be no satisfaction when you're winning at being someone else.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Acts of self-discipline may not feel exactly joyful at first, but they will lead to happiness.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Helping someone else's life run more smoothly will give you pleasure.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Too many people in your space at once asking you questions will get tiring. Arrange smaller parties.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The best idea ever soon turns into a project that is a lot harder to execute than you thought it would be.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Loving who you are will bring you energy, and it will renew your enthusiasm for life, too.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your knowledge is valuable, and you would be doing yourself a disservice if you gave it away for free.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone seems to be playing Mad Libs with you, leaving blanks for you to fill in. Resist.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don't believe in getting even, but you do see the need to put things back into balance by devoting more time to yourself and your projects.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A lifelong learner, ultimately you'll amass quite a body of knowledge on an array of subjects. Today will introduce a fascinating new tidbit.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Putting all of your effort and attention into another person can be heavenly.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 4). World leaders, philosophers and scientists can argue endlessly about what shape the world is in, but you know the truth: It is what you make of it. Your iron will and intense focus on the positive will turn a less-than-perfect situation into your ideal scenario. This month is devoted to love. June brings funding for your project. Pisces and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 25, 49, 3 and 18.
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