ARIES (March 21-April 19). The truth about you is exposed - to you. You never thought about yourself before in the terms that come to you now.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Other people are trying their best. However muddled the attempts may seem, be mindful to respect the effort.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Be aware today that you may be drawn into a struggle of egos. You emerge smelling like the rose you are.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Normally, possessive and controlling people would turn you off. However, right now you might find someone's overwhelming energy toward you quite flattering.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). As your sign mate Alfred Hitchcock found out, sometimes shadows on the wall are more frightening than seeing the real thing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are cordially invited to explore the mysterious. Old paradigms shift. Not only is it acceptable to question beliefs, it is very beneficial to do so now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There is much information to exchange now, but don't worry your lovely head about getting the details right. The feeling you project is your most important communication.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Hopefully you can recall how in childhood you, when you felt under siege by your world, withdrew into a temporary solitude for a bit of defragmenting and rebooting. This tool is still available. Use it as needed.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Is it possible that you could view the person kicking sand into your face as a tired little child? Try to do the saintly thing and forgive.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your heart is especially bountiful now. The degree to which it will affect the lives of many is incalculable.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This is not the day to make irrevocable decisions. Continue the debate for another day. Clarity comes with exercise.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Anticipation makes time go slowly. Just when it seems that tomorrow will never come, you'll be hit with a flurry of details that somehow got missed.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 23). You are a buoyant spirit. The excitement you generate will raise the tone of the planet. Your sophistication level takes a leap in January and you realize the fine details that will make you happy. Scorpio and Virgo are especially supportive. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 29, 19, 3 and 27. *

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