ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's luck for first-time meetings. Create a few. Even if you don't feel particularly outgoing, go up and introduce yourself to that person who looks interesting. You'll be warmly accepted.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's a casual day. Life comes to you when you're not trying too hard or looking too "done." Don't worry about every last detail. Leave room for others to help you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Vulnerability is wildly attractive, so don't be afraid to show it. Potential loves are drawn to you when they think there's a possibility you could need them, too.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Someone close feels driven to compete with you; rise above pettiness. Be supportive instead. You are not in a contest, and there's nothing to win when the other person loses.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The more you reach out, the happier you are. People around you are mirroring the way you feel about yourself, which you can always change if it's not what you prefer.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You express yourself beautifully today, so place yourself among the ones-to-know. Be open, smile and say hello. A perfect stranger could wind up being your next client, boss or love interest.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're a talented student of human nature, and this gives you an edge in anything you chose to do. Someone with a crush on you will reveal a bit of it this afternoon.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). In love and business, your power relies on being independent. Know what you can do on your own. You choose to connect with people, not because you're afraid but because it's more fun to work together.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your calm self-assurance is a magnet for the person you most want near to you. One sweet gesture carried out with grace will etch your name on this person's heart.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A person who seems aloof may be melting with desire and too shy to show it. Proceed with caution and be prepared to change direction at a moment's notice.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There may be disagreement about which is the proper way to do things. With an open mind, compromise is easily reached. Ultimately, you'll be acknowledged for a job well done, which builds your confidence.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This day is perfect when you choose to see it that way from the start. Give yourself easy things to accomplish. When your head hits the pillow tonight, you'll feel like a winner.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 6). Getting to know yourself has never been this exact a science. As a result, you find new niches - in some cases, niches within niches - this year. Additionally, your preferences in people and your taste in general make a shift toward the refined. February is exceptionally rich in love. You really hit it off with Leo and Scorpio. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 2, 10, 30 and 27.

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