ARIES (March 21-April 19). Someone with a more scientific frame of mind will impress you with their talent for knowing the names of things.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You get more things done when you're organized. Today that order is temporarily disrupted, but out of the chaos something new emerges.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Family disharmony becomes a thing of the past. Someone in particular will make a sacrifice that benefits the whole.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll plead your case; however, consider that it might be best to make a compromise in favor of future harmony.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A random adventure is what is needed to shake loose a new creative idea. You are about to have the breakthrough you've been looking for.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Friendship is a gift. But sometimes it's a gift that is best exchanged for a better fit. Hang around only those who make you feel good about yourself.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Issues erupt around you, but very few of them are worth getting into. Stay focused on yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll feel inclined to be hard on yourself. This is a direct reaction to your ambitions, which are so big that you realize you must grow to catch up with them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Once you get your emotional needs met, you'll be effective. If it takes all day, it will be time well-spent.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Regard the little details of a relationship as important - greeting each other kindly, exchanging casual niceties and exiting on a happy note.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Steer clear of people who live in overly serious moods. The people enjoying themselves are doing something right. Find out what it is.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be offered what you don't really want. You will prove your diplomacy by making clear your position without hurting anyone's feelings.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 17). This year is marked by your constant hunger for adventure. A mentor shows up to present new possibilities in January. Someone asks for your love and devotion in February. You'll travel and seek education in May. You'll be working hard through the early spring, and June brings an impressive payday. Aries and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 11, 5, 42 and 18.

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