Aries (March 21-April 19)

Spend a peaceful, lazy day away from distractions, including the phone, computer, TV, etc. Be incommunicado for a full 24 hours. For extra serenity, lounge in or near water.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

What if accidents are no accident and jokes are no joke? If life is played out in metaphors, what does a recent occurrence say about you? Looking for meaning brings revelation.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

In the pursuit of youth, some will attain immaturity instead. You're a master at setting trends and riding them out -- being timely and classic all at once. Help those who don't have your sensibility.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

What would you do if you consistently had adequate time, space and freedom in your life? You can be brilliant at reducing the level of chaos. All you have to do is set priorities and not schedule so tightly.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Network. Acquaintances on the social scene are prime sources of employment and love opportunities -- if not for you, then for a close friend. Make a point of chatting up everyone you know.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Abstract thinking is highlighted. No matter how off-the-wall a concept might be, you're open to it, especially if it might solve your problem. Relating ideas that are clearly unrelated is the way to spark a creative solution!

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

People who have nothing to do with you affect your life -- unless you set clear boundaries. Be stringent about your personal space. Fill your home with the music, art and scents that keep you feeling upbeat.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Just because you don't use calculus in your everyday life doesn't mean it wasn't worth learning. Challenging your mind is vital to intellectual and personal growth. If it looks complicated, dive in.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You have people who need you. It's either a wonderful or a daunting prospect, depending on how you look at it. No matter how able you're feeling, you're stronger for taking on the responsibility.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You'll learn all you need to know about someone new by observing him or her in different situations today. The one who is nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The directions you're given don't match up to the actual signs in your path. But you'll make your way by doing what you always do -- taking the road less traveled. Stand up for your own creative methods of getting things done.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

How you use your leisure time is crucial. Get as much enjoyment as you can. You enjoy learning, so avoid giving the impression that you know it all. Others will delight you with insights!

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY AUG. 28: Your link to the people you love is stronger than ever this year. Your lives merge and move together like a well-oiled machine, the purpose of which is to support one another unconditionally. In September, let go of old issues that oppose that end. Autumn's adventure is one for the books! You could even write a book! Libra and Taurus adore you.

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