ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some things are and will always be out of your control. You can now use this to your advantage as an aspect of your life unfolds in an unexpected way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Beware of a bug-eyed busybody snooping 'round your back stair, if you do not want a molehill turned into a mountain.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Romance, though it may have been long in coming, was worth the wait. Nothing worthwhile is easy.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Being an expert at finding balance in all areas of your life, you won't mind being stretched a bit more.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your willingness to meet head on and overcome your problems inspires your subordinates to overcome their own tribulations.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Use careful evaluation of the insights you make into your career. Whichever insight becomes your focus will also become the new incarnation of your situation.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People around you have needs and expectations, and that's their problem, not yours. Refuse to morph yourself. You serve best just as you are.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The limelight you usually manage to avoid shines on you even more brightly tonight. Let them gossip.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You must create your own self-esteem. Get back in touch with what delights you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You don't always turn up your power to high voltage because it's usually unnecessary. However, you can afford to amp up some now.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's someone you want to know. You could probably read this person's mind if you wanted to, though you're a little afraid of what you would find there.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Tears are not something to hide or fear, especially not the tears of joy that might come this afternoon.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 31). You're contemplative and make strategic moves to increase your realm of influence. The financial flow strengthens as you open new channels of income in January. Follow a creative spark to new lands and cultures in March. A seemingly lateral career move in April winds up being your boost to the top position. Libra and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 12, 5, 25, 41 and 14.

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