ARIES (March 21-April 19). Intellectual powers are hot, and you'll find success wherever you are able to compete on this level. Participate fully in your activities whether or not you are prepared.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've heard enough talk. You want proof. You're not at ease except with those who are willing to take a chance with you and put something of themselves on the line.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're right there on the cutting edge. New trends offer you a moneymaking opportunity. Of course, you're uniquely qualified to sort out the fabulous ones from the duds.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People approach you to ask for your take on complicated issues. Only speak about comfortable subjects. Tonight, your most valuable tool is your charm.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's something that you can't get off your mind. Take a break from worry, and distract yourself. Socializing out on the town may be just what the doctor ordered.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People in positions of power are seemingly out of reach. Don't dismay. You have the right kind of charm to lure them down from their thrones. Tonight, it's hard to make sense of how good this day is. It's OK. Go with it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Anything worth doing will be charged with both negative and positive energy. If you're frustrated, don't worry. It's natural and right for you to be so. Loved ones are there for you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Something you see every day is becoming more and more tempting. Like forbidden fruit, the only reason you want it is because you can't have it. If you were to taste it, it would taste like any other apple.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are promised a surprise, and like a giddy child, you'll look forward to it until it's delivered. Taurus and Virgo are likely to deliver quickly, whereas Leo and Pisces may take longer.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A choice turns out less than advantageous. But it is in handling life's unwanted curveballs that you meet your strength. You'll take the adversity and make something of it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you don't know what to think, celebrate instead! Sometimes freedom means not having to form an opinion and just letting things be. Sagittarius is a friend in the revelry.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What once seemed to be a problem (or perhaps a miserable experience) becomes bearable - humorous, even. You've officially risen above your obstacle. Celebrate in your own quiet way.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 15). It's an outstanding year in which a few good friends provide career and love opportunities not to be missed. Giving selflessly brings you joy and really makes a difference in the world this month. The next three months are so busy that you run yourself to the limit. A bit of spring travel restores your mojo. Taurus and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 3, 22, 41 and 15.

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