ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's nothing better than a strong challenge to snap you out of boredom. You'll get a new rush of strength and vitality.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Boisterous people sometimes annoy you, but today your quiet wit will win out over even the loudest loudmouth.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today you will have an opportunity to open up to someone. If you don't take it, the universe will keep sending you opportunities.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Maintaining high standards over time is exceptionally difficult, but you make it look easy.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may have a strong desire to do something that your friends think is unwise. This is an opportunity to hone your intuition. If you feel you should, then you must.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You should go out tonight because you are looking fine! It's like the universe has wrapped you up with a bow.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Struggling against your nature is one approach to self-improvement, but it's far easier to simply accept the way you are.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You don't feel compelled to advertise your every change of mood, as some do. You'll witness an embarrassing case of over-sharing and remember why you like being quiet.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your ambitions are lofty. Anyone who tells you you're not likely to make your goal is thinking too small. Stick with the winning types who think big.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Do whatever it takes to get in a better mood. When you're sending out good vibes, the whole world will respond to make your way easy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have the right words on the tip of your tongue, but is this the perfect time to express them? Wait until you know for sure that it is.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You woke up this morning feeling extraordinarily self-confident. Take advantage of this by doing something that requires boldness.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 15). Your versatility will be highlighted over the next 10 weeks, and you'll perform in ways you didn't know you could. January gives you something to be proud of. February brings a romantic pledge. Finances improve in March. Virgo and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 14, 29 and 16.

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