ARIES (March 21-April 19). What a commotion you create, and without even trying! The trick is to put yourself into a place where commotion is well received. Consider acting classes.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A trip to the mountains or time spent outdoors is where you meet the person who will introduce you to a future love or friend.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). To be at your most effective today indulge first in meeting your own needs. To give excellent care you must first feed your own soul.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). For the next four days a lucrative opportunity may appear to be drying up. In a few short days your options will increase. Plant seeds wisely.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Good news arrives today. Let yourself dance to the Muzak at the shopping mall. Just smile at those who might gawk.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The unconventional path of a loved one may seem a far cry from your dreams for them. Remember your concern was for their happiness. You can still help.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). As the story goes, the Gypsies carry a horseshoe for protection from monsters. Let your sincere confidence be your "horseshoe."

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You, creator of art, will receive inspiration today just outside your own front door. Keep your senses open to the muses.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are a star, as evidenced by your full calendar. You teach great lessons from within your forum.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You think life is easier when your load is lighter. But only with hindsight can one know what is light, what is heavy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The small gesture of gifting a seemingly insignificant item to a neglected young person will be profoundly beneficial to this person's future.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It is not enough to have good will alone. You have to put out the effort to make physical progress. A little sincerity goes a long way.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 22). You've the endurance and stamina to hang in there no matter what. And here's something fantastic: The only thing you must endure this year is an impressive string of blessings. Be responsible with your winnings. Give a portion back. Professional happenings make March adventurous. Scorpio and Pisces extend admiration and support. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 2, 14, 49 and 18.

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