ARIES (March 21-April 19). Decide what is important to you, and cut out the rest. Then you'll be well on your way to an outcome that meets your own definition of success.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Consider what it takes: Winners take chances. Heroes endure personal risks to help others. VIPs act to make others feel important.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Often the manufacturers of quality products are willing to let you try before you buy. Take them up on that kind of offer today.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Because you are emotionally centered and morally grounded, you are likely to make excellent decisions in the days to come. You just might tackle your current challenges without doubt.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Stay calm. If you get angry, you'll only get angry again later with yourself for allowing yourself to lose your cool in the first place.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The creative urge of yesterday is not going away, though it may be another week before you have all the resources necessary to execute it properly.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You strive to be articulate - not because you want to sound smart, but because you sense that the strong love you feel would best be communicated with beautiful words, artfully ordered.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Believing something does not automatically make it a fact. You will either do research or you will leave an opening in your line of thinking for proof or disproof.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There's something you've wanted to accomplish for several weeks. You'll have to strengthen your resolve to tackle this.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have confidence in your gifts, but you also know that no one has all the answers. You will experience profound connection when you share your wisdom and listen to the wisdom of others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll find yourself in a new place without a clear guide after which to model yourself. Observe the people who look like they know what they're doing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You love the rush of the game. Of course, the rush is always more tangible when you're winning, which is why you focus so intently today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 1). Your work will be highly rated, and there is something even better than winning that comes of this event: You'll no longer care what others think. You are free to create to your own liking. Memorable social arrangements occur over the next seven weeks. July sees you traveling. Commitments are cemented in September. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 4, 44, 19 and 30.

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