ARIES (March 21-April 19). Keep the commitments to a minimum, especially the financial ones. Stand strong against pressure to sign anything.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've learned from the past. Once you get a sign, you don't hesitate to move forward.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will be reading, musing and meditating your way through an issue. You're able to get a lofty perspective on your life. Pisces is a mentor.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You often help others see the things that are going well for them. Now it's time to use this positive focus on your own life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22).

You're feeling slightly insular. And though you don't mind meeting new people, you find an emotional touchstone in the people that you know well.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There are plenty of exits from the freeway to success. But if you get off before your destination, don't worry. You have a sense of where the next entrance is.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The social milieu is a delicate balance these days. This is not time to wing it - you need an educated plan.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). No wonder someone is crazy about you today. You're spontaneous, joyful, gentle. Laughter and love are your future.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What you thought would be an easy day is probably turning tricky. You may recall forgotten information and have to scramble to make up for it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If there's anything that gets your (sea) goat, Capricorn, it's pettiness. Some people can't stop tallying tit for tat.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It is with great love that you do the simple thing - wash the dish, pick up the sock, pay the bill. It's not so much the activity as the feeling that radiates.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've got your eye on something high and gleaming - an impossible star maybe, but reach anyway.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 18). You change the way you look at things this year. You approach situations from the most empowering viewpoint possible. You are so lovable through the winter that it's challenging to find alone time. February's financial adjustments make life better. In June, accepting a weakness brings about a unique strength. Gemini and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 25, 49, 52 and 18.

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