ARIES (March 21-April 19). Is it your imagination, or do you keep on running into a certain someone? This is too coincidental to be accidental. Yep, someone likes you. Or is it you who subconsciously designs a way to run into him or her?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You believe in someone's creative potential, and you back up that belief with solid support. You deserve the same for your own creativity. Seek partners who believe in you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's a simpatico between mates that's too profound to ignore. Best friends push each other to new heights of accomplishment. You'll find that you feel stronger and more independent knowing you can depend on one another.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The ideas are flowing, and you have unencumbered channels of expression. But somewhere in your day, make your loved ones the most important people in the world.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Everyone has opinions that are best kept private due to their incendiary qualities. However, today, many of those opinions that ought not be shared, well, are. And once the words are out, there's no taking them back.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's no need to worry about what to give family members and friends. A heartfelt card or letter is the most precious and memorable gift, and it's always the right color and size.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your belief in yourself gets stronger. It has to do with developing your considerable talents. Love blossoms when you're hard at work perfecting the thing you do best.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can accomplish a huge amount if you feel motivated. If you don't feel motivated, it's because nothing on your to-do list is juicy enough. Raise the stakes. Challenge yourself and those around you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your spirit of generosity extends in the usual ways and in some unusual ways, too. A casual flirtation could get snagged into the drama of the holidays - your heart melts like a snowman by the crackling fire.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you're in an imaginative mindset, it's almost funny to you how quickly a persistent problem is solved. The best place for you to get creative is around a Pisces.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you make special holiday plans, don't forget to include a little somethin'-somethin' for yourself. You deserve to be delighted. Libra and Leo understand this and oblige.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Bold moves are good for your heart. Break down the walls that keep you from individuality, if there are any. Sing out loud, talk to people you don't know, be the first to stand up for the one who can't defend herself.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 24). Dare to want. This year, your wants are delivered to you in exactly the manner you can best handle them. Connecting with new ambitions gives you vitality and optimism - what could be more attractive? Spring is busy, social and filled with options. Work and finances go better when your love life is decided. Virgo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 10, 33 and 20. *

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