ARIES (March 21-April 19). It has been a long time since you were afraid to talk to someone. Someone who gives you the jitters reminds you of that. You conquer your shyness.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's a focused day. You'll prove your mental tenacity as you push through a difficult task. Unwind tonight.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Sticking to the routine would require force. It's probably not worth it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's nice to receive unexpected attention. On the other hand, if you don't want to reciprocate, the situation will get awkward.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are gifted with a rare combination of strong will and natural flair. Apply yourself to a creative project.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll get the overriding sense that you are destined for bigger things. Be patient with your situation. This is not your "forever" home.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If there is drama at home, this will disrupt your work life. You can accept a certain level of liveliness, but when the limit is exceeded, restore the calm.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). How powerful are you? You'll be testing the limits to your influence and will discover that you have yet to push against them. People give you room to flex.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have plenty of fun projects to work on and don't need to take on any more. Friends will want you to do as they do, but it's not always in your interest.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Others want your agreement. If you feel basically in line with the group, chime in with a vote of approval.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll have a cause to fight for, and it's your favorite scenario. You can and will effect change.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Stay alert and on your toes. Small people will present the biggest challenges. Agile in every sense of the word, you'll respond quickly to whatever

you're thrown.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 21). The high-energy events of the year will require a superhuman effort. You'll rise to the occasion. That's why now is the best time to start creating perfect health. Apply the old-fashioned advice - it works. Friendships are helpful in your business. Investments in your own creativity and ideas will pay off in February. Leo and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 14, 33, 28 and 50.

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