ARIES (March 21-April 19). Caring about what other people think is not necessarily a bad thing. But one must not care too much. Today your own voice will ring out the loudest.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Physically exert yourself beyond the point that you normally would. You're capable of more.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will be approached with a new opportunity, albeit one that leads in a different direction than you've been heading. Look carefully at what might change.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You know what you know. Plus, you have the gift of seeing how different kinds of knowledge fit together.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). That quiet voice that's stirring inside you is getting louder. At some point, you're going to give in and follow your personal bliss.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Resist the temptation to argue. Your reputation is untarnished because you stick to what's important - your own work and doing your best.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You will hear something that strikes you as so funny that you laugh out loud, and you will continue to laugh every time you think about it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A minor indulgence brings major pleasure. As in chocolate, so in life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are many roads to the top of the mountain, but you're having trouble finding even one. Start by asking yourself what frightens you most, answer it honestly, and more clues will follow.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). For all of our complaints, dramas, dreams, aspirations and tragedies, sometimes the only thing you can do is throw back your head and laugh.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's like the universe is giving you a high-five. A compliment from an unexpected source confirms this.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There is little chance of getting caught up with your work. Prioritize your to-do list, doing only the most important tasks.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 14). You've made sacrifices for your loved ones in the past, and this year you'll know you did the right thing. You'll thrive, and so will those around you. Follow your strong intuition to a windfall in March and again in August. A plan guided by your love of harmony and order will come together beautifully in April. Scorpio and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 10, 43, 52 and 6.

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