ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll be something of a rebel today. There will be many who agree with you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll push past your previous emotional limits and find freedom and happiness on the other side.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Never mind the naysayers, particularly the ones in your head. You've already made a decision to tackle your challenge, and all that remains is to follow through.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People let you into their world because you are warm and friendly, even when you have a serious purpose you need to accomplish.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You woke up feeling like you could swim the English Channel. A confidence like this doesn't come every day. Make the most of it.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be an expert negotiator, and if you choose the right battle, you can do some good not only for yourself but for an entire group.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You come across as easy to talk to, and that's why people around you will seem to have loose lips.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A dispute is stirring in your sphere. Good communication stops little misunderstandings from turning into big ones.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Though your actions may be the same, your reasons for acting will be different. You'll make progress where you were once thwarted.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may be moving more slowly, but it's because you like to savor things. This is a welcome change of pace.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are capable of feeling any way you want to feel. Morning melancholy will be a temptation, but even if you "go there," it will burn off by midday.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The people who need your opinion aren't asking for it. Consider carefully before you get involved in other people's projects.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 26). You decide to stay on the lighter, brighter side of life, and you continue to get happier through the year. A friend helps you sort out a new career direction. A fresh income source opens in March. Family ties connect you to good fortune in April. June features a loving promise. Family additions happen in September. Aries and Pisces people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 5, 42, 30 and 18.

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