ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know that what you feel like inside counts more than how you look. Confidence can make the difference between "passable" and "beautiful."

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's not enough to have good intentions. The ideas have to also be exciting enough to propel you forward.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Check the instructions, read the manual, and ask the experts because today it will be important to do things right.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You decide whether something is useful and valuable to you, and once the decision is made, you will not change your mind.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There is always some way to manage things more efficiently. And you have knowledgeable friends who can help.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It takes talent to keep abreast of change. You've accepted that it's a lifelong process.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You put your whole self into a project. Your commitment level allows you to elevate this task to an art form.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have an urge to be creative, and it won't go away until you indulge it. So make something already.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Sometimes it feels like what you're doing is insignificant in the scheme of things. However, you should do it anyway.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What someone considers beautiful might not be your cup of tea, and that's definitely something you can keep to yourself. Sharing too many opinions could get you in trouble!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You are not out to save the world, but rather to savor its many delights. When you focus yourself on the wonders, they do get more wonderful.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Teaching others isn't just something you do - it's a need inside you. You have a talent and an affinity for helping others learn what you know.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 7). You'll create circumstances that make it easy for you to get the results you desire. Your influence increases as you become a bigger help in the lives of others. You'll bond over shared projects this month and next. February brings an exciting excursion. Your extra work will bump up your income and position. Sagittarius and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 2, 11, 4 and 18.

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