ARIES (March 21-April 19). Though you have common experiences with your family, everyone sees what happened differently. So it's absolutely normal to find yourself wondering, "What planet are you on?"

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you can see the finish line, that's no time to slow down. Though you've journeyed long and hard, reach down in your soul and find the energy to sprint until you've broken through the ribbon.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Assume that people are relating to you in a genuine manner. Financial backing is in the works - trust it. Be cool and persistent. Tonight, an invitation is worth accepting.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There is scientific proof that good love is a boost to your immune system. And support from friends breeds fabulous health. Chuck the vitamins, and hang around generous spirits.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Assess priorities on paper. When you chart it out, you may realize that you're spending time on something you really don't care much about - to the detriment of someone or something important.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're just trying to have fun, but the effect is that you razzle-dazzle 'em. Your audience is hooked and would have you continue your "act" forever if you allowed it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Partner up with someone who has a different skill set from yours. Your collaboration is impressive. Together, you'll deftly deal with the handcrafted mischief of your villain du jour.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Good, old-fashioned manners are underrated by some, but not you. The classiest people around will appreciate your attention to social rules. You go down on an "A" list of sorts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Three cheers for letting go, for letting the universe support you, for being excited about the way your life is unfolding! Your open mind gives you great freedom of choice.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19).

You're highly inspired and driven to do what you said you would do. Experimentation leads you to the best methods, so don't assume that you already know all you need to know.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Relax with family now because the week gets so busy later you may not have the time. Do this even though you're privately longing to get back to work on a project that was stalled by the holidays.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Creativity is on the rise. Make the most of it by sharing your poetic mood. When others applaud or laugh, you'll feel triumphant - your whimsy is someone else's delight.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 27). This year, you are bold enough to ask for what you never could before. The world responds to your high energy levels. Most people can't help but tell you, "Yes!" March and October offer cool travel opportunities at the right price. Singles find love after crossing state lines. Finances perk up in April. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 20, 27, 33 and 18.

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