ARIES (March 21-April 19). You could stand to be slightly tougher on yourself in some cases. You truly are capable of greatness. Ban mediocrity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Shake and rattle your network. Ask for what you need. It's all whom you know.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People are more interested in what you bring to the party than you thought they would be.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Though you're trying to blend in, as all power players do once in a while, you could still achieve something that amazes your cohorts.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Someone who made you feel special at one time might now be taking you for granted. The feelings you have about this will spur you to do your greatest work.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are thoughtful. You think about the origin of things. You consider where the products you buy have come from and you also think about the roots of your feelings.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Pop quizzes aren't just for school children. Your friends and family will keep you on your toes. They want to know that you remember their requests.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll get plenty of attention from someone you love, and you don't even have to work that hard for it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may think you need to have a heavy, meaningful talk with that person who has caused you so much confusion.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're not satisfied by superficial things. However, you wisely take material signs as an indication of what's going on at a deeper level.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are many interesting leads to check out. You put out your feelers and strike gold every time. It's safe to say that this really is your lucky day.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You will be put on the spot. If you tell the absolute truth, you'll cover your own tracks, but you may hurt someone else.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 6). Thrills are in store. You delight in a good puzzle or paradox and this year you solve one grand mystery after another. In January there's an opportunity to put your talents to excellent use. February, love relationships require you to take initiative and action. Attractive people come into your life in May. Gemini and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 44, 30, 7, 11 and 18.

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