ARIES (March 21-April 19). At some point, the barriers you erect to protect yourself become energy inefficient. They cost too much emotionally. They're exhausting to maintain. Drop the defense. Maybe you didn't need it in the first place.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll create something today, and rather mindlessly at that. It's a gift to be able to float above your thoughts. Perhaps that's the best, purest way - nothing to interfere with your process.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Once you become concerned with the result, your energy changes. If you're in a professional setting, the difference will be better. If you're in a social setting, the difference will be worse.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are those who like to dance and will do it no matter who is watching. You've been that person before, and you will be again. You're edging toward it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's not necessary to achieve anything beyond what you already have. Being alive is the gift. The rest is icing for the ego. Whatever you do, enjoy being alive today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don't need to go anywhere for the beauty. The beauty is in how you see it. The truth you seek is the same. You'll find the truth - right where you are.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you give your mind the chance, it will make things more serious than they need to be. Employ your body. There's a wisdom there that will take over.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you want to know how a thing is, you have to forget about how you think it is. While you're at it, lose your ideas about how you want it to be. Look at it as if you weren't the one looking.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It takes no special devotion or goodness for the river to obey the natural laws affecting the Earth. Without the least bit of effort, it flows home to the sea.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've followed many lines of reason, none of them giving you the answer you want. Perhaps you need an unreasonable approach. Switch off your head. Let your inner knowing have a go. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Walk beside the one who knows the path, and you, too, will know the path. Don't expect yourself to pick up the route in a day, though. Repetition will be key.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Today's doubts will have a limiting effect on what happens tomorrow. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. But hope will leave you more options. So make sure you're not being overly pessimistic.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 31). This year, you'll cultivate the fine art of laughing in the face of trouble. Your courage will inspire others, and that's part of why you're so brave. You have to be. You know you're an example to someone. Exciting times in June will be followed by relaxing ones in July. A big bonus happens in September and again in February. Leo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 3, 33, and 28.