ARIES (March 21-April 19): The outcome will not always be what you were going for, and sometimes you just have to accept that. The most desirable conclusion is always a possibility and never a given.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A renewal process is under way, and it will require you to shed old baggage. That part is easy, though; it requires no effort at all. All you have to do is make the decision to let go.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21): You don't have to be world famous to make a big difference on Earth. The quiet job you do now will make the earthly experience better for another person and maybe even save a life.
CANCER (June 22-July 22): You're trying to see the best in people. To call out their faults would only be counterproductive at this point. For now, talk only about what's going right, and you'll be amazed at how quickly the rest fades away.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It's better to be alone than to be in bad company. When you're not sure, err on the side of standing solo until you get a better feel for who the other person really is.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): People will listen to you now, and if they like what they hear, they will listen to you later, too. Order your words carefully, as they have extra power when arranged well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): If you're unsure about what to do, a listening ear is the best gift you could give today. The quality and attentiveness of your listening will determine the value of the gift.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): There are times when you seek to deepen and renew your emotional connections. Right now, it takes advanced levels of grace and maturity just to tolerate the other people and try to get along.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put the "co" in communication by getting more information. Enlightening questions to ask include, "What are you really trying to say?" and "Is there something you'd like to add?"
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do you remember paradise? If not, maybe that's only because the vibrant experience is locked up in a memory box and someone else holds the key. That someone will appear on the scene today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll never know exactly what the other person is thinking, but you'll give it a good guess and land in the ballpark this afternoon. Ask follow-up questions, and you'll get even closer.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It can be hard to be the new face in a sea of people who seem to know one another. You'll have compassion toward the new person, and you'll help this person get to know the others.
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