Keeping things light and carefree can be tricky when you're up to your neck in some heavy business, but you can manage to do so with grace today. What's the reason for your cool, calm and collected demeanor? Confidence, plain and simple. You know deep down in your gut that this project or task is going to go off without a hitch in the end. While others fret and worry, you can continue to picture the celebration you'll have once it's all over. Keep up the positive thinking!
Taurus - April 20 - May 20
One of the relationships in your life is growing in its intensity today -- and you should be quite happy about it. This is something you have been planning and waiting for, so make the most of it. Push things a little by making a plan with this person for the future. The evolving relationship could be a business partnership, a friendship, or a love match, so keep your eyes open for the signs that will show you that this person has a special role in mind for you.
Gemini - May 21 - June 21
Your attitude is strong, and you are feeling willful today -- and it looks as though this is a perfect time for you to fight for what (or whom) you believe in! In any contest today, you are sure to be the victor. You might not feel ready for any type of battle, but you are. There are reserves of strength deep inside you that you have barely tapped into. Are you ready to unleash the beast? Of course, the better question might be whether the world is ready to meet the beast!
Cancer - June 22 - July 22
Your indecisive phase is continuing through today, and it might frustrate a few people who are trying to nail you down. Keep asking for the time you need to make your choice -- if they can't deal with that, then who needs them? Your indifference to their feelings is not a sign that you don't care about them. Rather it's a sign that you can't change your life because other people tell you to. It's a good thing to exercise your independence now and again!
Leo - July 23 - August 22
Trivial matters aren't so trivial today -- you would be wise to look at all the issues of the day deeply, no matter how silly they might seem. You might think that the personal dramas going on around you are irrelevant to your life, but that is not the case. When things blow up between two people, the entire group can be negatively affected. Lines are drawn; sides are taken. So if you sense things getting out of control, take them seriously and try to prevent them from growing.
Virgo - August 23 - September 22
A sweet group conversation could move into very controversial territory today. Some folks might get uncomfortable, but you and your intellectually curious mind will love every minute of it. Dig into the issues that are not cut and dried, and explore all the shades of nuance and interpretation in them. No two people experience the same reality, and it's rewarding to try to explain your particular reality to someone else. Listen with ears wide open.
Libra - September 23 - October 22
This is not the time for you to restrict yourself when it comes to material possessions. It's time for you to indulge yourself with a bit of a shopping spree. You can save the coupon clipping and bargain hunting for some other time! As long as you don't melt your credit card, you should feel free to reward yourself with one or two treats today. From time to time, you should feel comfortable giving yourself whatever you feel like you deserve.
Scorpio - October 23 - November 21
Get ready to discover a thrilling new calling today -- this is the beginning of a new educational opportunity that could put you in a very powerful position very soon. You're seeing a whole new set of possibilities for your life, and this clarity is extremely invigorating. By the end of this day, you will be positively radiating power! Let your confidence shine brightly -- you know you're doing good work, so why hide that fact? Making people jealous isn't a crime.
Sagittarius - November 22-December 21
When a new person arrives on the scene today, they will trigger the most vivid aspects of your imagination! This person could serve as a type of muse for you -- they will entrance your mind and inspire you to create better music, write more effective words, take better care of your body, be more honest with the people you care about, or just be more loving to yourself. Imitating another person isn't a wise thing to do now, but having a role model is.
Capricorn - December 22 - January 19
Just because there are some emotionally charged things going on in your life right now does not mean you can lose your objective reasoning. First of all, things could be a lot worse -- your dramas are fairly minor if you look at what's going on in the world around you. Don't throw yourself a pity party today -- no one likes them very much! If you can keep your sensitivities toned down, you will see things accurately -- apply caution when making conclusions.
Aquarius - January 20 - February 18
Showing vulnerability is a tricky thing -- on the one hand, it is the fastest, most powerful way to make a connection with someone. But on the other hand, it may also make you feel more emotionally exposed than you are comfortable with right now. When in doubt, you should opt for protecting yourself -- at least until you feel more comfortable in this situation. Things can change quickly, especially where the human heart is concerned.
Pisces - February 19 - March 20
If the details of an upcoming social engagement are getting a bit too fuzzy, it's important for you to get more clarity as soon as you can today. Ask the questions that you feel are necessary, and don't worry if you don't get a clear answer right away. If that happens, just keep asking again! Your determination will not irk anyone -- it will help everyone get on the same page. Organization is one of your strengths, so use it! Everyone is counting on you for that essential reality check.
Stunned Scot Neil Murray, 27, carried on stacking super market shelves for five hours after winning $A9.3 million on Britain's national lottery. Admitting he was in shock, he and his wife Jennifer celebrated with a Chinese takeaway meal, but he carried on working for the rest of the week before finally telling colleagues and quitting.
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