ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you're willing to subject yourself to it for a few hours (most aren't), boredom has something to teach you. It can be a kind of meditation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). One impulsive person will have unpredictable results; two people acting on impulse will be a disaster. You'll be the grounded force and the voice of reason.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've got a laundry list of desires for the day, but what really matter are safety, health and love. Make those your priority and you can't lose.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The big picture will be hard to see. The best vantage is still around a few bends and up a hill. No matter. The thing to do now is make the next move, and the next move after that. It will be enough.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't usually need a lot of outside motivation, but today it will make all the difference. A good coach or cheerleader will energize you to reach the goal. It's even worth paying for if necessary.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be asked crazy questions and presented with people's problems as if you were a magic fairy making everyone happy. That's leadership for you!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just as being upset leads to an overabundance of negative thoughts, bliss brings on more positive thoughts than are warranted. Both states of mind are untrue, but in the latter case, who cares?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Before you discount your offering as not enough, consider that you might be giving it to the wrong person. Give to someone who knows how to use and value your contribution.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You look forward to the worry-free moments you'll have to yourself once you've handled a big job. Ask for help. Speed up the process. You owe it to yourself to finish this one quick.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Pause to sort out what another person needs and wants. Listen more than you talk. This will be easy to mess up. Getting it right will be easy, too (and profitable), with better listening skills.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As an air sign, it's no fun for you to be grounded when you'd rather be flying. But being grounded is essential at times. Lay down roots for growth.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've done quite a lot, and yet, one of the most remarkable things about you is that you don't let your experience make you jaded. Follow an interest all around the internet, library or city.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (JULY 29). The jewel of your year is an energizing relationship that allows you the freedom to explore who you are. You're an excellent manager of life and work, adept at compartmentalizing and keeping an empowering perspective. You'll be awarded and promoted for the zest you bring to work. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 2, 12, 50 and 38.