Aries (March 21-April 19)

Whatever your ailment, the age-old remedies work. Here's an old-fashioned idea: Walk beside a friend and talk. No, not on your cell phone -- in person. Your heart becomes full again.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

You don't need all that stuff you think you need. Take two things off that "need list" in your head, and watch your energy level rise. Also, spending time with a Sagittarius or a Leo causes an energetic surge.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

You hate when people say they're ready and then it turns out they're not ready at all. At least you can say you were on the ball. Try to have compassion for others.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Loved ones present ideas to you that are so far out of your realm of comfort it's hard not to laugh. But be open-minded. See these thoughts as one possibility in a bouquet of possibilities.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Lately, it seems that time has been a bully to you. But today you're pushing time around -- showing it who's boss. Getting back in control feels so terrific. There's not a moment to waste on mundane activities.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

It's funny how a harmless little informational tidbit can spin you down a winding road for hours. Try to keep your original intent in mind! The contact you have with a Gemini or a Scorpio is soul-refreshing.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Consider if there's someone you should get to know better. People behind the scenes are a part of your life almost as much as the ones you deal with face to face. What happens after lunch is nothing short of miraculous.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Make the rounds, wishing friends and family well. Feeling so connected to others lowers your stress levels. Take into account your own needs, though. It's nice when something you want is no problem for someone else to give.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You're tougher than usual. Pity anyone who snakes out of an agreement with you now! Confrontation can clear the way to peace. Instead of doing your best to keep this monster at bay, invite it in for tea.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

New love flies into your tender heart. Unknowingly, you are the conduit for someone else's creative blossoming. You achieve this just by being yourself.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The resistance you've encountered will disappear when you raise your energy. Jump into a project like you're the Tasmanian Devil. Obstacles in the path of your tornado are uprooted, and they never even see it coming.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

It shouldn't be so hard to drum up your enthusiasm for life. Perhaps you're focusing on pleasing someone besides yourself. You help others best when you figure out what makes you feel vital and continue doing that.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY NOV. 13: Your humanity blossoms beautifully, enabling you to experience what you simply weren't ready for last year. When you trust and act, finances fall into place. You're in fast-forward motion through January but will be super-productive if you stop to take a trip or attend a retreat. Your connections with Leo and Aries are magical.

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