ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- The powers that be will surely understand -- and give you what you require -- if you are straightforward and unashamed. Be direct.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- It's time to frame a request in a certain way -- and if you don't, your final opportunity to make the request may be lost for good.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may have to fulfill one or two new duties sooner than expected today. Put other responsibilities on a back burner, but only temporarily.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Much that has troubled you in recent days or weeks will be on the mend starting today. You can do a lot to support someone who has asked for help.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You'll be compelled to look into something today that you haven't given much of a thought to in the past. You are affected more directly.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Difficulty is in the eye of the beholder today -- and how you see a problem will determine how you're able to address it. Be realistic.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Your ability to see both sides of an issue will certainly come in handy today. Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't being fair!
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Getting permission to do something is far more unlikely today than being forgiven for doing it without permission. Consider carefully!
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You must insist that others respect your boundaries as you try to respect theirs. Late in the day a problem reveals itself.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You've been expending creative energy on a great many small projects, but today you may have the chance to sign on to something very big.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Though you are certain about a certain key issue, you mustn't be inflexible when it comes to dealing with it. Listen to reason -- always!
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- What you are seeking may not simply be out of sight right now, but it may well be unavailable to you and others. Focus on something else!