ARIES (March 21-April 19). How much energy do you expend avoiding confrontation? Standing up for your principles will be both satisfying and invigorating.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Culture or business connected to Asia will soon play an important role in your career. Do a little research, stay ahead of the curve.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Let your disdain for mediocrity and your love of nostalgia spur you into creativity. You might find inspiration in the words or clothing styles of a bygone era.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will learn that there is a method to all the madness that has enveloped you lately. You are in the throes of a major breakthrough.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your mind finds the extremes. In order to stay positive it's best not to draw any conclusions about yourself either way.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll hear many different opinions, some of them said louder than others. Stay honest and supportive when talking to yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Travel outside of the region of your residence brings luck. Consider playing the lottery or entering contests. See as many clients as possible. A financial windfall is coming your way.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Setting a good example is key. The eyes around you repeat what they see.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Create as many new beginnings as possible without worrying how they will play out or where they will end.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Relax; the person not chosen by you will intuit your intentions and bow out. This frees you up to meet with your destiny.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You may become involved with governmental agencies. Perhaps it is your turn to serve jury duty. Renew all licenses before you face a fine.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Self-expression is part of your DNA and you'll be doing it right out loud now. A quieter person will be very attractive to you.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 30). This year is a bright collection of strange victories. You'll likely have the sense that you don't know where things or going or how they'll add up, but the journey is so interesting you are compelled forward regardless. A fantastic friend lends healing support and many laughs. Your living arrangement shifts in May. Virgo and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 4, 33, 28 and 17.

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