ARIES (March 21-April 19). You see into the heart of a matter, which makes you an invaluable contributor to the decision-making process.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you are dissatisfied with your job, know that it is only a steppingstone to your future destiny, not the end of the story!

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You believe we are all accountable for our own actions. Today, this kind of integrity will take you a long way.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Plato said, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." You will live this advice, giving people the benefit of the doubt.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's basic to your personality to push yourself to the limit, which is why you will glow brighter than the rest.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The wisest thinkers are seldom the best speakers. And a powerful orator might not much to say. You, however, will display talent for both thinking and speaking today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your ideas about who you are will be challenged. You will be reminded that you are more than the role you play to others.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There is no need for you to be envious of the attention a friend is getting. Instead, be a student of the situation. Take notes so you know what to do when it's your turn - that's coming next.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Whatever you are supposed to be doing, just show up. It's amazing what you can accomplish just because you are willing.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have opened your mind to new possibilities on a variety of topics, from what's for dinner to with whom you'll spend the rest of your life.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll be among strangers, and intimidating ones to boot. Remind yourself that you're fantastic and your body language will reflect that confidence.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have something important to impart, and yet it won't be received as such unless you make the effort to ensure that you are heard.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 8). You go into this fresh era with a bold, energetic spirit. You'll put together a fantastic presentation in February and win a job or heart in the process. March is your chance to brush up on skills and gain the knowledge you need to enter a new career arena. Leo and Scorpio people adore you. Lucky numbers are: 44, 28, 31, 16 and 18.

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