ARIES (March 21-April 19). You dearly want to understand the mysteries of life. These secrets never reveal themselves in concrete terms, which only spurs your curiosity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It energizes you to think. A lot of what you imagine doesn't have a direct application right now, but keep dreaming.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You get antsy if you're not learning something. However, you're hesitant to commit to a long educational process. Sign up for a three-hour class.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are headed in a pleasing direction and all your hard work is contributing. Still, it's easy to lose sight of the end game. Develop ways to track your progress.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Concentrating your conversations, jokes and little games on one receptive person at a time will elevate your spirit.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You bond quickly with new people. Soon you're encouraging a deepening of the relationship - in your own subtle way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your ideas and impulses are unique, and you should follow them. As Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself, everyone else is already taken."

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Attention is not given freely; it must be captured. You'll be the best one for the job, as you have a dynamic way of relaying the message.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Even when you're not being paid you are compelled to give of yourself and your work generously. It brings different kinds of wealth your way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Trying to do too much will make you feel stressed and irritated. Adjust your task list to allow a day of rest.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can usually stay calm during interpersonal drama, but even you can't help but be emotionally tugged into the flow of today's action.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Like a radio that's tuned to a certain frequency, you are honed in on what a loved one is going through.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 13). You are driven and maintain a strong sense of purpose through the year, though your major goals are likely to change in April and again in July. There are adventures to be had because you follow your love in January. Let down your hair in March; the social swirl is around you. Wedding bells ring in May. Capricorn and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers: 4, 30, 1, 58, 17.

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