ARIES (March 21-April 19). It probably feels like you're in a holding pattern. You'll have the brightest ideas while in transit.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The supposed difficulty you face in a family scenario is merely a guidepost. Think about what this represents instead of what is actually happening.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Coming to terms with circumstances will be a crucial step in your holiday celebration. The peace in your heart is felt by all around you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A thorough search of your attic uncovers a previously overlooked treasure. To keep it or to sell it is your next decision.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Stay uncomplicated. Don't let superfluous details throw you off-track. Focus on your No. 1 goal.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're considering a change of habit as the end of the year grows nigh. Imagine how you will feel once you finally go for it. With each vision, you grow bolder.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your dreams may be filled with excitement, but your reality is even more riveting. You don't realize how interesting your life is until someone comments.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A new venture is the perfect fit for you. Ask more questions and follow up so as not to let a miscommunication keep you from a truly interesting opportunity.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You will know you have met a new sweetheart when you feel a confident sense of yourself at the introduction.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You've been compromising enough lately and it's time to do things your way. Others will be comforted by your firm sense of what you want and need from them.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Drive envy from your focus by congratulating a winning competitor and showing sincere respect.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You receive cryptic messages via print or conversation. Discuss the ideas with someone intuitive - like your mother or a Cancer.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 24). You master rebellious energies and use them to conquer fear and reign supreme over your life. January features a phase of people giving you deep appreciation and attention. The popularity is fun for a while, but by March socializing is secondary to closing deals. May is a financial upswing. Scorpio and Aquarius find you irresistible. Your lucky numbers are: 47, 1, 30, 11 and 9.

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