CANCER (June 22-July 22) Marketers say perception is reality, and scientists refute that perception is the least reliable indicator of reality that we have. You'll find examples of both.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Why are bad moods so much easier to catch than good moods? Whatever the reason, you're wise to shield your energy with an imaginary protective coating.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You like the people around you, but you still need a friend whose idea of fun matches more closely your own idea of fun.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) What's the point of being beautiful if you don't feel beautiful? Do the things that are likely to bring you up and lighten your spirit.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) You have a good sense of how others around you are feeling, too. Keep track. This data will be interesting to you later.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Something you do seemingly without a purpose is not a waste of time. Just because you don't know the purpose now doesn't mean there isn't one.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Something as simple as being prepared for the current temperature as well as for a change in the weather will contribute to your comfort and, by extension, your confidence and mood.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) A big project seems to be taking forever. And yet, bit by bit, you are getting it done. Believe in the practical magic of 10 minutes at a time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You need to partner with someone who will question your ideas, thereby challenging them and making them stronger.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 19) You'll conquer the thing you've struggled with for years or change something you've disliked. Social luck is strong, and you will meet with helpful and powerful people over the next three months. July brings a windfall. New business is favored. Sagittarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 41, 2, 22, 49 and 32.
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