ARIES (March 21-April 19). One of your favorite people will stir up some excitement in the form of invitations or new projects.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Excelling at physical activities or games may be your focus on this highly competitive day. Drills will strengthen you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have to believe that you deserve to have the thing you want or it will continue to elude you. In a soul-searching moment, check your self-esteem.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're sensitive so you realize how easy it is to shake and rattle a person's faith in himself. That's why you go the opposite direction.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One leap in maturity will make your whole life happier. You could go from hoping you'll strike it rich to knowing that you have it all.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can make a difference in how business around you is run. Go to the terribly boring meeting. Your sense of organization will save the day.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're the one with all the big ideas - and the small ideas, the good ones, some of the bad ones, too. You're overflowing with inspiration; write it down.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Most people are talking too much these days, but you have a success secret. To be understood, be brief.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's amazing what kindness can achieve. You get an example firsthand when someone notices and compliments a change in you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're liberal when you dole out pats on the back and declarations of "bravo!" Now you require that same level of enthusiasm from you to you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your verve and tenacity are dazzling. Why doesn't everyone see it? Only the ones who are in your league can identify your star quality.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Learning what to do is easy. What's difficult is getting yourself to actually do it. Cut out the negativity.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 10). You will get to know many new people this year and will take great pleasure in learning as much as you can about them. Your humor bonds you with loved ones through the holidays. Work projects find acceptance and support in March. Your financial picture gets sunny in April. June is romantic. Travel in October. Leo and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 2, 13, 20 and 17.

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