ARIES (March 21-April 19). Not long ago, it was you who needed guidance, but now you're giving it to others. Be the patient parent to those who look up to you. They may forget their manners. It doesn't mean they love you any less.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What are these giddy butterflies in your stomach all about? Romance is in the air. No need to wait until the weekend to enjoy a night out on the town. You're in the party mood tonight.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Money is on your mind, and it's finally clear to you how you can improve your overall picture. Spend some time looking at the books. An adjustment in your financial plan will be easy to stick with.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Someone dear to you seems to have the power to raise your heart rate. Actually,

you're the only one with this power. It's important to recognize that you can decide to be affected - or not.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're bound for stardom in that you are driven to become the best at what you do. However, you're not ready to handle a lot of attention just yet, so play it low key. Keep learning.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You've worked hard over the last two weeks, and it's now time to decide how you're going to play. Health Tip: Bring others into your health-and-fitness plans. Your physical and mental wellbeing will improve.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Accidental good luck is featured. Still, the responsibility is on you to make the most of it! Bonus: The thing that is the most fun will also make everyone the most money.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You accomplish precisely what you believe you can. It may be very effective to spend more time visualizing your desired outcome and hyping yourself up. Move only when you're moved.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There will be no free pass today, and you'll be glad for this. Hard work forces you to confront (and ultimately fall deeply in love with) the essence of who you are.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You radiate warmth and sensitivity. Those who need extra care are attracted to the vibration. Among those who come near may be an ex-love. This relationship can blossom into a reliable friendship.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Creativity is so important to your frame of mind. Working with two or three excellent idea-oriented people will get you feeling on top of the world. Tonight, you collect on what was owed to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's true that you were born with unique talents, but you're now focused on that which you can only cultivate through learning. The discipline required helps you make the most of those things that come easily to you.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 18). It's a year of personal learning. You're paying attention to new interests and people. Career moves in January put you on the track toward wealth. Be highly accountable to yourself and others in March - you make a difference. June brings fanciful nights, romance and travel. Libra and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 2, 15, 30 and 11.

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