ARIES (March 21-April 19) **** Optimism beams through your day, but you might wonder where to start. Just dive right in, and you are likely to accomplish a lot.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ** Deferring to others is difficult and somewhat frustrating for you. Give up on the impossible, and recognize that your energy is better placed elsewhere.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) *** You know your priorities. Move quickly in order to secure a long-term desire. Your ability to read between the lines proves important.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) *** You might want to consider taking a different path. You know what you want, but your current approach is not working. A meeting reveals support, but also a level of frustration.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) *** You see the value of getting others' insight and support to help you achieve your long-term goals. Detach and brainstorm with people who have controversial views.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) HHH You might want to rethink a personal matter involving your finances and/or a partnership. You could feel many opportunities are possible, and you might be right. In fact, a pay raise or promotion could be in the offing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) *** Reach out to someone at a distance whom you care a lot about. The response is likely to be positive. Stay focused on what is happening around you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) *** You might want to reach out to someone who is very different from you. This person is confident in his or her self-expression

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) *** Everyone likes to be popular, but it could get to be too much for you to handle. Know when to say "enough." You will be happier.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) *** You might be focused on a personal matter right now, but remember that you need to handle other issues as well. Recognize your limits and prioritize.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) **** Your words bring positive responses, especially from a child or a fun person in your life. You could get bogged down by a domestic situation.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) *** You could want to head in a new direction, despite what is happening around you. You know what is workable. Share your plan with someone.

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