TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (April 23). It starts with a 10-week stretch of boons, many and varied; a lucky friend, fantastic tickets and an open door to a better position. You’ll have the means to get what you want, but be careful, as an acquisition becomes, to some extent, a taskmaster, requiring attention and maintenance. Scorpio and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 40, 28, 1 and 19.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sometimes you have to spend time with people who just aren’t a good influence, but more often you have a choice. When you think and plan ahead, it’s easier to avoid having to spend time in ways you don’t prefer.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The truth moves you, even if it happens to be fiction. The emotional truth rings out or doesn’t. Just be aware that this can be manipulated by skilled actors, liars and storytellers.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You love people in different ways and for different reasons, which is the natural progression of love — to move with the changes, whether they be toward depth or friendliness or familiarity. It’s nothing to fear.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Just by being you and doing the next right thing, you will build up the trust others have in you. You’ll do it enough times and in as many different ways as possible.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your fresh, playful attitude makes it possible to live long without growing old. It also attracts attention from interesting people. The conversation is terrific!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re doing something that you would do whether or not you were paid. Yet, maybe you shouldn’t offer this for free. Possibly people will value it better if they pay for it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). As you work, don’t be afraid to make tools yours. The same goes for resources. Forget about what a thing was designed for. What matters is what you’re using it to do.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It’s one thing to understate things out of modesty or social grace and quite another to hide your light because you’re afraid to show what you’re up to. Talk about your work. The support you get will do you good.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Showing love isn’t always romantic, like flowers, or glamorous, like a fantastic trip. Love is as small as spoonfuls, as diligent as washing dishes, or a carpool.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can’t change others, but you can make them want to change and watch as they do it all by themselves. This is through fear or inspiration. Inspiration is better.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Perfectionism can be a form of fear. To collect your “points” in whatever form they are available, get the product out the door. Know when to say, “Good enough.”

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Fun is contagious, but it’s also subjective. Read the room. And if you’re not in the room, as in an email or text situation, this is impossible. Jokes are risky unless you already know your audience well.


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