ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your optimism may cause you to believe the unbelievable or act in foolish faith. Better to reach and fail than to go on as if this were all there is. You know there's more. Try, learn, and try again.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've been known to sum up the situation yourself to decide about the next move, authority notwithstanding. The traffic lights of life give you three colors, but the crossing is still up to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's no secret whom you love, but you'd be hard-pressed to say why. You could come up with reasons, but none of them would equal the sum of your love, mysterious forces still unaccounted for.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It seems rather obvious to you that you should spend time with people who reflect how you want to feel, though finding them isn't so easy. You'll probably have to take the lead.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If the thing you do out of a sense of decorum (at no small effort and cost to you, at least emotionally) does not keep the peace or satisfy the social agenda, you have to ask, "Why am I doing it?"

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The hero of the story usually comes to a crucial scene in which he finds out who he really is. In real life, this isn't a crucial scene; it's a series of small moments that add up to tendencies that accumulate in a character portrait.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Energies are contagious, especially today and especially yours. Furthermore, you'll be around particularly susceptible people, so the burden of responsibility will fall to you in regard to their mood.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Many will take time to reflect on the motives and actions of others, while few will give their own actions and motives much reflection. This is where you'll have an advantage to exploit.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The person who doesn't "want to talk about it" usually does. "Pay no attention to the ..." is a sentence that never works as stated. Try to focus on what you want and where you're going.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Strength and grace are often shown in the topics, point of view, and words a person chooses. In spite of what hurts, you'll speak of happiness.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Even if you forget the lesson, rebel against its teaching, believe its opposite, or go numb to its imprint, you're still changed by what you know.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What if you asked for everything? What if you asked for far less than everything, but more than the others have asked for? The former will be considered hyperbole, the latter greed. Go with the first.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 12). Keep your goals away from the trolls, and this solar return will favor you again and again! Exciting news will come in July. You'll find the right partner for a project and soon have an entire group working around you. Travel in November and February has professional benefit. Your family will grow in more ways than one. Libra and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 19, 3, 22, 7, and 40.