ARIES (March 21-April 19). Let your vision of the way things could be give you purpose. It's like life gives you finger paints so you can make a glorious, colorful, artistic mess of things.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Someone who doesn't seem interested in what you have to say will soon be extremely interested. Be patient. The tides are turning your way - and you'll be ready when they do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Focus your energy well. Your concentration can bring you your heart's desire - or your mind's great fear. Choose your thoughts carefully, and get your priorities in order.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The world reflects back your warmth, allowing you to understand the importance of who you are on the planet. Simple acts, like asking how others are doing, mean so much.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). People around you may try too hard to impress you, a sure sign that they may not be able to do what you really need. Remember what Ben Franklin quipped: Well done is better than well said.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There is felicity in daily details - the convenient parking spot, correct change and the perfect dinner choice. As for the big things, they're being worked out. Have faith.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're at the center of festivities. When gathering with friends, don't try to do it all. Enlist help so you can enjoy the party, too. Delegate to celebrate. Fresh faces in your crowd will inspire you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's a day of beginnings. A new project, meeting someone for the first time or a fresh responsibility will make you feel vibrant. Tonight, spend time with children.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Take a mental snapshot of the people and circumstances you encounter. It may seem normal now, but a few years from today, you'll look back in wonder at these unusual times.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don't have to be in peril to need saving. Those who show you how to enjoy your life more fully (including Cancer and Taurus) embody the spirit of your guardian angel.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). New projects get off to a sensational start, but you know better than anyone that it's finishing that counts. Be the one who makes sure that all contributors are doing the jobs they said they'd do. This requires list making.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A twist in the plot of your personal life is featured. Singles: Just because you broke up with someone doesn't mean he or she is off limits indefinitely. Tonight, approach your extraordinary opportunity at full speed.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 29). Givers gain. And you're a giver this year - in fact, you're just looking for people who need what you have to offer. In January and February, you're busy adding new knowledge and skills to your bag of tricks. A windfall in May will allow you to travel in style this summer. You click especially well with Libra and Aries. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 3, 2, 14 and 17.

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