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What do your things say about you? Do you keep possessions tidy, clean and in good working order? Do you care more about the luxurious qualities of your things than their practical use? Such questions have relevance on this first full day of the Taurus sun. It's also the eve of the Taurus new moon, which is perfect for accounting and assessment.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some people consider the colloquial "whatever" to be a curse word. It's certainly an expression to avoid today, especially in regard to relationships that are already in a precarious place.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll have many blessings to count, and even better than that is the fact that these seem to be the blessings you most need. You'll use your resources to serve and support the people you hold dear.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Clinging to old emotional patterns is not your style. You'll hold your inner life up to examination. You'll determine the patterns that need to be broken and put an end to them. Scorpio helps.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're up on the latest news, and you're ready to participate and do what's expected of you. That's not to say that any of it makes you happy, as you are plugged into an artistic, objective and non-conformist vibration now.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's something you really want to do, but your progress is excruciatingly slow. This is all the more reason why you should celebrate every move you make toward your goal as a small victory.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your latest interest is in something your friends and colleagues find unfamiliar. Go forward anyway; you'll be a trailblazer. Your sophisticated taste will catapult everyone into the future eventually.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There are times when the ethereal world seems more real than the so-called real world, and indeed it may be so, especially when the moon is in dreamy Pisces. After all, most things that exist started out as mere imaginings.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have great empathy for another person's plight. Your high level of emotional intelligence allows you to somehow understand even though you don't have personal experience with the matter.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Thinking that you are supposed to know something will keep you from asking the questions that will lead you to really know it. If you dare to speak up, you'll find that you're not the only one in the room who's in the dark.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan.

19). You'll be attuned to the sighs of the world. Sometimes sighing is an expression of letting go, and other times sighing says, "Look at me. I'm in psychic pain or longing or some other state of needing what I don't have."

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People think they know you, but they really shouldn't assume. You're far too deep and complicated to be summed up with stereotypes or understood by type. Assert your originality, and show them all.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). "Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." Spoken like a true Pisces, these words by Albert Einstein may help you with your spiritual accounting today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 20). This year you'll put yourself out there in a bigger way. Somebody is looking for the qualities you embody, and you'll be sought after in the weeks to come. There's a promotion in May. In June, you express yourself beautifully, and life conforms to your specifications. You'll replace a vice with something positive in August. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 19, 26, 8 and 45.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Be careful not to chase your love. You could catch this person if you wanted to, but it's better to let this person catch you instead. TAURUS: The most successful relationships are between two self-sufficient individuals. GEMINI: Have fun with your visual assets, and highlight them as much as your intellectual gifts. CANCER: Nothing exists without the seed of its opposite inside of it. You are a mysterious mix of energy now. LEO: The new you will make a fresh first impression on someone. VIRGO: You'll last the longest with the one who gets your humor. LIBRA: Reminder: You are basically a happy person, and your charisma springs from your cheerful personality. SCORPIO: You expect honesty from others, and you'll be surprised by what's revealed. SAGITTARIUS: Your tolerance level is amazing. A loved one counts on your patience. CAPRICORN: You'll discover how to highlight your attractive qualities anew. AQUARIUS: Personal differences have a way of outweighing attraction. Pick your battles carefully. PISCES: You'll be grateful for past heartache. It reminds you of what matters most.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: When the moon is new, it's in the same sign as the sun. On this eve of the new moon in Taurus, a question arises: How long can a Taurus/Taurus romance last before a bullfight breaks it up? Answer: indefinitely. A mutual love of beauty and a similar aesthetic are key factors in keeping this relationship vibrant. However, the real glue is the shared Taurean style of physical expression and sensuality.

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