ARIES (March 21-April 19). Push yourself to do the very thing you don't want to do. This is how you get the self-discipline required in order to be who you want to be. A Leo has hot tips.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don't need much. As long as loved ones are close, all is right in your world. And when the arguing starts, that's when you really feel at home. Enjoy the quirks of your clan -

they're true originals.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you're aiming to win a heart, a sale or a stamp of approval, once size does not fit all. You need a catered and personal approach. Be ready to adjust at the slightest indication that it's not working.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Letter writing and e-mail are exceptionally lucky. There's an opportunity to associate with someone creative, interesting and possibly famous. You also might date someone you once considered out of your league.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll probably never see yourself the way other people do. But try. A little objectivity goes a long way toward promoting your cause and improving your talents.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your sophistication can be intimidating. You should know that someone who looks up to you doesn't even know what you're talking about half the time. Take care to explain.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're trying out new social circles. Be wary of having to show that you belong. Anyone who judges you by the car you drive is not worthy of you. Lucky move tonight: read. (Readers are leaders.)

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Plan your strategy carefully. The professional gains you've been hoping for are well within your reach. Leave nothing to chance - your power is in the specifics.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Oh, the tangled web one weaves trying to please everyone! Since you can't, just be honest. Respond to the needs of others with an open heart, but give your own needs the top priority.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Make a gesture to clear the tension between you and a loved one. When your personal life is handled, you'll be relaxed enough to see and take advantage of a financial opportunity.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Keep up that sunny attitude even as you travel through some dense cloud cover. It's hard to be the classiest one around, but you'll be rewarded for your effort to continually take the high road.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The changes you've been trying to make for months now can finally be implemented. Colleagues are particularly receptive to your requests. Be diplomatic, and you'll see results as early as the start of next week.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 20). This year, you have many bright ideas and enough faith in them to follow through. Your career realm gets a special touch of luck at the start of January. February brings an historic encounter. Investments you make in March are golden. Wedding bells ring in May. You hit it off famously with Cancer and Aquarius. Your lucky numbers are: 18, 24, 30, 10 and 43. *

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