ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your anticipation builds as you get closer to the date of an event on the horizon. The hope you gather along this journey may be sweeter than your arrival.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are so driven to do one particular thing that it will be difficult to do anything else until the act is accomplished.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Something you hear in the media will move you in a way you weren't expecting. This produces a feeling of connection with the rest of humanity.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have been accused of taking life too seriously. Since then, you've tempered sincerity with a spirit of playfulness. Others will be affected by your joyful mood.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Should you pick up and move or just make a significant change in your current routine? The stirring in your soul isn't going away.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Why everyone picks the same day to pay attention to you might be a mystery, but it's a welcome one. Enjoy it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). With so much trouble in the world, why muck around in heavy issues? Better to be funny, cheerful and friendly.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Just when you thought all your hard work was for naught, you receive a compliment from the right person, and the problem you were working on breaks open.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Don't forget the people who help you along the way. You'll be reminded of how precious your loved ones are to you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). More people should ask your opinion. You have a keen sense of the subtle intricacies of human interaction that encourages the best in people.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You need people around you who see the problems. Though they might come across as "downers," they also will help you avoid a pitfall.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A spirit of optimistic possibility hovers around you, making your peers glad to be working with you.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 16). Your personal magnetism is turned up this year. You'll make friends and charm everyone you meet. You'll strike upon a worthwhile venture in January and use your social power to make money in February. April brings travel. June asks you to work hard. You'll prove your loyalty to someone in August. Leo and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 43, 29, 35 and 17.

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