Aries (March 21-April 19)

You're grappling with the general idea of responsibility. You can benefit from being more hands-on with a project or key relationship. If you don't control your destiny, somebody else will!

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your need to be included is in direct competition with your need for independence. Therefore, you are sending crazy, mixed messages. People aren't quite sure how to take you -- yet that makes you more attractive.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

You are capable of turning an inconvenience or an upheaval into a win-win situation. Just use your famous charm. You'll finally get around to returning calls (days late). It seems people are busy (as opposed to flaky) after all.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Circulate and make your presence known. If you're not informing people of how you can help them in business, you're creating new social opportunities. You'll make serious eye contact with a stranger. Break the ice first.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You like the feeling of being loved and cherished by someone. Who doesn't? But over the past couple of weeks, you've come to realize that you'd rather be independent than settle for BTN (that's Better Than Nothing).

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You have to act fast in order to preserve someone's feelings. If you don't look out for this person, chances are no one will. Be a protector and a friend. At the end of the day, you'll feel terrific about your place in the world.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Bright new faces, romance and important contacts electrify the scene. Pay attention to trends, buzzwords and what leaders are doing. All of these help you develop your own original style.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

You wake up and remember the things that you forgot to do yesterday. Was it somebody's birthday? Was there an assignment you forgot to turn in? Whatever the misstep, correct it before noon, and the damage is minimal.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Bringing together financial dreams and reality can be one of life's great obstacles. The stars favor prudent spending and well-planned investments. Lucky activities include clipping coupons and checking the clearance rack.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

When feeling doubtful or insecure, say as little as possible. This feeling will pass quickly. Besides, it's easy to capture and hold someone's attention if they think you have a burning secret.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your social skills redefine the word smooth. You have a knack for making even the shyest wallflower feel like the most important person at the party. The person you save from obscurity has the potential to be a great friend.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You'd love to see the perfection of the world, but your current improvement plan is forcing you to look at the flaws. Complete honesty will be your main tool to becoming the absolute best you can be.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY JUNE 5: It's a year filled with beauty. You know where to look for it in the next two months, so share your knowledge with someone who needs to be enlightened. Finances are looking up at the end of the summer because of work you do now. Good news is featured in August! A mutual interest you share with Pisces or Libra could turn into a romance. Your lucky numbers are 13, 20, 41, 35 and 1.

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