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Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Your ability to talk to anyone today leads to some very interesting conversations. You may even pick up on an idea that you think has some moneymaking potential, but getting this plan off the ground will require a lot of preparation. Take a methodical approach and begin to develop a type of business plan, even if it's just an informal series of lists and reminders. Paying attention now to the details could spell the difference between success and failure.

Capricorn

Capricorn

Children relate to you on a fundamental level today. Part of the reason is your warmth and genuine regard for what they have to say, but an ever-bigger component of the rapport you develop is your sense of childlike wonder and willingness to frolic. The responsibilities of adulthood often cut people off from the sheer pleasure of childlike abandon. Rediscovering this playfulness periodically can help you regain your balance.

Aquarius

Aquarius

A chance remark that you interpret as veiled criticism could set you to thinking about your past accomplishments. With such a self-criticizing viewpoint, you may think you don't measure up in terms of ambition, track record and achievement. At such times of self-doubt, it's important to remember that everyone is different and you cannot measure your life by a common yardstick. Instead of comparing yourself to others who have taken a more conventional approach, celebrate your individuality.

Pisces

Pisces

Love and poetry flow from your pen today. Locate your calligraphy pen and turn your feelings into a real work of art. You are so wrapped up in this relationship that it colors every minute of your day, giving you that magical tingle at the tips of your fingers. No other emotion even approaches the joy of being so deeply in love, and you long to show it in a tangible way. Getting creative is a good start.

Aries

Aries

An unplanned stop at an antiques store, bargain barn or yard sale could pay off for you today, but you have to be prepared to get your hands and clothes dirty. If there is a treasure to be had, it will probably not be in plain view. You may have to get down on your hands and knees, move other pieces or pick through junky bins to find the one item worth taking home. Negotiating on the price could get you an even better deal.

Taurus

Taurus

You're even more of a soft touch than usual and can't refuse anyone's request today. Some may sniff disapprovingly and call you overindulgent, but their criticism rolls right off your back. You like making others happy and know that their contentment frequently enhances your own. Besides, you know where to draw the line. It's just that today you are feeling exceptionally openhanded and generous.

Gemini

Gemini

If you don't sit down and pay those bills today, you'll be facing unnecessary and expensive late fees. You've got them all stacked up in one place, so all you have to do is force yourself to sit still long enough to write the checks or post the electronic payments through your online banking service. If you're sending checks, be sure to mail them right away. You may not be pleased at your balance once you've finished, but at least your conscience is clear.

Cancer

Cancer

Several not-so-urgent tasks have worked their way to the bottom of your to-do list, but you can take care of most of them today with relatively little effort. The reason you've put these things off is because you expected to encounter difficulties, but resolution is far easier than you ever anticipated. The only real investment you have to make is time. Put these nagging responsibilities behind you once and for all.

Leo

Leo

You have no problem asserting yourself with self-assurance today, but there is a risk of appearing overconfident and disdainful of others. If you are able to keep your ego in check, your leadership position will be quite stable and much appreciated by those who prefer to be told what to do. If you allow your stubbornness to run unchecked, you could end up with a mini-mutiny on your hands. The workers will figure that if you're so smart, you can do it all yourself.

Virgo

Virgo

An ethical problem could preoccupy you today that may or may not have any direct relationship to your life. You could simply be struggling with the pros and cons of a political situation or a decision made by your company's corporate board. Because it's usually relatively easy for you to come down on one side or another, you find this ambivalence somewhat upsetting. Some situations, however, don't have easy answers.

Libra

Libra

You're the host with the most today, whether you're making a new hire feel at ease on their first day at work or entertaining friends in your home. It's easy for you to come up with limitless topics for small talk that encourage others to pick up the thread. The result is lively conversation that increases everyone's comfort levels significantly. Your actions are so subtle that no one really appreciates your role, but they are relaxed and enjoying themselves.

Scorpio

Scorpio

Circle the wagons today and be prepared for an obstacle. The challenge could come at work or at home, and you will likely be surprised by the form it takes. Successful resolution depends in large measure on your ability to show conviction instead of superciliousness, and compassion instead of disdain. It's okay to assert your own prerogatives, but you must also be willing to give a little in the face of constructive criticism.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius

All those boring little tasks that you don't like to do are important for your life to function smoothly. You'd much rather be doing something other than filling up the car with gas, stopping off at the grocery store, picking up the dry cleaning and running all those other necessary errands, but putting them off will cause such logistical problems later that you'll berate yourself for not handling them in a timely way. By taking care of business now, you're giving yourself more time later and much less aggravation.

Capricorn

Capricorn

Pick up your paintbrush, your pen or other creative tool today and let your imagination dictate the results. You'll be pleasantly surprised and gratified by what develops. Even though you periodically manage to convince yourself that you don't have a shred of talent, breakthroughs like this one show that when you can tap that inner core, you are as capable of producing good work as anyone else. More practice will nurture your native abilities.

Aquarius

Aquarius

You sometimes like to cloak yourself in eccentricity just to see if you can get a rise out of people. The strategy works today, and you take great delight in the raised eyebrows and whispered comments. Don't make the mistake, however, of confusing true individuality with intentional provocation. The first is backed up by a strong feeling of self-worth and conviction. The latter could be taken for the meaningless antics of a jester.

Pisces

Pisces

Bringing all your creative imagination to bear, you create a magical world for you and a special someone. Whether you decide on a candlelight dinner or a romantic getaway to a couples-only retreat, you achieve just the effect you were hoping for. Sharing popcorn and a video is fine sometimes, but an occasional move into fantasyland can be a delightful way to escape the routine and deepen a shared bond.

Aries

Aries

Although generally overflowing with the virtue of patience, you have only a short supply of it today. And wouldn't you know it? Just when you need extra reserves of forbearance to handle the crowd of whiners and naysayers who seem to be pouring out of every nook and cranny, you have to struggle to maintain your cool. These people may act as if they know everything, but they're only acting out their own perceptions. Keep to the path you've chosen and stay calm; everything will work out fine.

Taurus

Taurus

You can add romance to your life with less effort that it takes to brush your teeth. You've got that certain special glow, and no one can resist it. Back up your physical appeal with your amazing intellect and you've created a tantalizing combination. Tell your best stories, laugh with wicked abandon and enjoy yourself to the fullest. This is going to be a terrific day.

Gemini

Gemini

You're apt to confuse and frustrate people who are trying to help you today if you can't stay focused on one subject for more than a few minutes. Your mind is always going a mile a minute, but you can usually channel your attention effectively. Now, though, you can't seem to concentrate, respond to cues or make decisions. You may need a break from the stress. Try to take some quiet time this afternoon and use that peace to refocus.

Cancer

Cancer

Even if you don't feel much like going and would much rather spend the evening parked in your favorite chair, drag yourself off to the social event you've got penciled on your calendar. Whether it's a professional group getting together for its monthly dinner, a family celebration or a lunch with friends, you'll be very glad that you didn't miss it. The effects could be far-reaching.

Leo

Leo

Your chest unconsciously swells today with a familiar high-and-mighty feeling. You're right, they're wrong and there's no room for negotiation or reason for discussion. It's quite possible that you do have the best take on a situation and the clearest vision, but failing to consider others' opinions and concerns will leave you without consensus and completely exposed if the results do not turn out according to plan. Err on the side of common consent rather than autocracy.

Virgo

Virgo

Metaphysical musings on the meaning of life could send you to the library in search of an introductory text on philosophy or world religions. What you read may be incomprehensible or foreign at first. Even if you set the book aside in frustration, the odd phrase or two will percolate in your mind. You may not find easy answers, but the exercise will broaden your perspective.

Libra

Libra

Stopping off for doughnuts before work, taking a midmorning snack break, going out for a big lunch and then capping it all off with a heavy dinner may provide some delicious short-term satisfaction, but you need to examine the reasons behind this urge to overindulge. Maybe you just feel that you deserve a day off from healthy eating and that's fine. But if you're slipping into bad habits, you need to take yourself in hand and nip the tendency right away.

Scorpio

Scorpio

Just when you think you've got it all figured out and life is on an even course, something happens to jar you out of your complacency. Have you been taking someone or something for granted? Like Joni Mitchell sang, 'Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you got 'til it's gone?' -- but you don't want to allow the situation to get to that point. You may have to make concessions that don't sit well with you, but taking a stubborn stand will lead to a result much less palatable.