Aries (March 21-April 19)

It's a mixed bag today, so roll with the changes -- attitude is everything. When you force yourself into good cheer, you'll find reasons to be cheerful. When you succumb to negativity, you'll find reasons to be there, too.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Loved ones don't get your message, or they take it all wrong. But don't let the miscommunication keep you from expressing yourself in the future. If your intent is pure, the effort is never wasted.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Your rush-rush lifestyle could use a breather. If at all possible, get some altitude. Go where the view is. There's little that can't be solved while scoping out a beautiful scene.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Connecting with loved ones is challenging because of conflicting agendas and clashing schedules. Instead of trying to force your plan into action, take a hands-off approach. Let events unfold like a present for you to enjoy.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You take everyday living to an artistic level, whether you're arranging pillows on a bed or having a witty conversation with a friend. Keep your creativity flowing by hanging around those who appreciate it.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Be more daring across the board! Set your goals so high that you're bound to have failures to brag about later. (Yes, brag! It's better to boast about not quite nailing that huge goal than to gloat over some minor accomplishment.)

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

The social whirl, if done properly, takes a lot out of you! This afternoon, you may need an ego boost. Show up at the place where you're the best-looking person in the room.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

You're a bit of a mess really. But hey, when you embrace life, you're likely to get something on your shirt. Be proud of a few stains here and there -- they're evidence that life embraced you back.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

For the most part, you're extremely confident. But your insecurities have a brief and frightening time in power tonight. You'll regain your balance and know just what to say to the person who knocked you off-kilter, too.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

You're wildly productive. Unfortunately, you've got very little (if any) time to go back and fix anything that wasn't done correctly, so make sure you leave enough room to get it right the first time.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Declarations early in the day color the rest of your week. Once you say it out loud, it's as good as done. There's a chance to remind the martyr in your life that suffering is sometimes unavoidable, but misery is optional.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

A sentimental mood takes hold. The past and the present blur together. Separate out what you can. It's not helpful to base your action on generalities. Be very honest now or you'll get stuck.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY NOV. 6: You're thirsty for the sweetness of life this year, and life doesn't disappoint. You'll notice that all things ruled by Venus (beauty, love and peace) are more within your grasp in the next seven weeks or so. Give up relationships that tax you. You're capable of attracting helpful partners -- Cancer and Aries very much fit the bill.

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