ARIES (March 21-April 19). Like a light breeze blowing through an open window, your presence will flush out the sense of lingering stagnation that had been bringing everyone down.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Travel is in your short-term future. It comes by necessity this time and not choice, but the outcome is still the same.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A song you hear today reminds you of when you were not as happy as you are now. Acknowledge the many ways you've grown.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When an event really gets to you, you can react without thinking. Sometimes this leads to trouble, but today it makes you a hero.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll need more than the usual grit and stamina in order to succeed. Don't quit.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will exhibit childlike qualities in the best sense of the word. Your sense of wonder will be infectious.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). An urge to get out of town is tempered by a need to be financially conservative. Fortunately, there is a place near enough that will provide a sense of escape at a nice price.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It might annoy you when someone refuses to discuss important matters in favor of retelling a joke. You'll recognize when a thoughtful approach is needed.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Recalling a missed friend or relative brings comfort when you feel lonely and gives you an opportunity to recognize the great gift true companionship is.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). If you haven't been sleeping well, the spell of restlessness will be broken tonight. The issue will work its way through your emotional system.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Perhaps the mundane tasks can wait while you indulge in a daydream or an intriguing conversation.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your knack for setting people at ease comes naturally. You are a workplace leader par excellence.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 18). Your personal life evens out. Events that disrupted your flow in the past will no longer be a part of your experience. Your powers of concentration increase. You'll work at peak performance for longer than you used to. Loving companions make this month a blast. Be generous in January. March opens up new income. Pisces and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 21, 5, 43, 51 and 17.

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