ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are as powerful as you are organized. Plot out your next 10 moves. Start at the end and move back.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll have the instinct to talk to someone you don't know. Pay attention to this internal nudging. Go for it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may be out of your element today, but no one will catch on.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have a formidable adversary. Consider whether you can make this person into your ally.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Just because something is rare doesn't make it valuable. But the value you assign to it will hold, rare or not.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Something has kept you from making an inquiry. You may feel like you don't want to rock the boat, or that you don't want to appear behind the times. Forget these fears.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your senses are keen. Something you experience will trigger a memory of long ago - perhaps even from your infancy.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Interruptions may seem to be a violation of etiquette. Then again, if no one interrupted the flow of action, boredom would quickly set in.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Logic gets derailed. Fantasy takes over. Solid plans get scrapped for ethereal abstractions. And life still goes on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Keep the conversation sparkling. If you go on for too long, your listeners will start to lose interest.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You value faithfulness in this fickle world. That's why it's important that you also model it. Keep your appointments even when they become inconvenient. And hold fast to your word.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Before you start to work, decide what you'll have accomplished by the end of the session. Allow yourself a diversion only after you've done all you need to do.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 30). You're not formally trained in the art of happiness, and yet your natural talent for being joyful makes you a teacher to those around you. The gleam in your eye attracts romantic interest in January. Your role as a supportive partner takes you on a spring adventure. Save your money in June, and invest it in November. Aquarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 23, 18 and 50.

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