ARIES (March 21-April 19). It may feel like you're going as fast as you can, but everyone wants you to go faster. Remind yourself who is in control.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're in an amiable mood, and that's why others ask you for favors. You will enjoy helping out for the most part.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You value warm relationships, and so you will continue to work toward earning the trust of others. You will feel honored by the number who feel safe enough to open their hearts to you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Keep track of the thoughts and feelings that pass through your head as you interact with others.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even though you can't pinpoint the exact reason for your current set of circumstances, you figure you must have done something to create it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will be aware of the precarious balance of the ordinary world, and it will inspire you. Be on the lookout for everyday miracles.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People will hear what they want to hear. You'll find it interesting how they misunderstand or manipulate your message.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll do something just for you. This warrants an enthusiastic response, even if it's a private moment.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's true that you don't care as much about being liked as you once did, but you will still do all of those little things you used to do when you did care.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your life is yours. It has always been this way. Some days you just need to shake yourself and wake up to the fact that you're in charge.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Insightful conversations will put you in an introspective mood. You'll be inspired to reconsider your choices and objectively evaluate your life.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Team up wherever possible today. For the most part, loved ones have a positive influence on you.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 24). Your commitment to excellence shows in every aspect of your life. You'll take relationships up a notch by creating bonding events and surprises for your loved ones. March brings an influx of new friends. Work becomes a serious focus in May, and you'll hone your talents. A purchase in August allows you to work faster. Libra and Taurus adore you. Lucky numbers are: 50, 2, 21, 43 and 18.

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