ARIES (March 21-April 19). Someone may finally come clean about an issue you already knew about - a relief for everyone.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don't be surprised when your friends voice concern at the new direction in which you're heading. You know in your own heart that it's right for you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A new opportunity at work means less time at home. You have a difficult decision to make.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will be a shining example of perseverance. You won't be the first one out of the gate, but you will still manage to beat out the competition by sheer tenacity.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have made attempts before to work out regularly, but a routine is actually beginning to take root. Vigorous physical exercise will flush out the toxins of body and mind.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A simple wholesome act raises your mood - you'll accomplish all that needs doing. Tonight features a special connection with someone older.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Be it arguing friends or angry co-workers, you have the gift of mediation, and you use it often and to great effect.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Brainstorm about your next step. There are no bad ideas - take note of even the strange ones.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Just when you thought you couldn't get any more charming, you'll meet the person who causes you to step up your game.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll make some budgeting changes. You'll find things that you're paying for but not using. Also, you'll discover ways to do things cheaply.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll be an important addition to a group. Your personal anecdotes will help someone open up and share.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Being effective takes energy. Take steps to enliven your attitude. Make it a priority to find your joy.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 29). Your opinions change, and you'll conduct yourself differently. January brings key knowledge, and life improves as you act on it. You'll know what is the right decision, because it's the path you would choose whether it led to success or failure. There is someone who needs your care and nurturing in March. Leo and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 29, 15, 33 and 18.

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