ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't have to bungee jump off a bridge in order to feel that you've taken a thrilling chance on life. All that is needed is for you to tell the truth.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You are a lucky person to have around because you are prone to happy mistakes today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When things go right in the domestic circle, all is well with the world. You are the biggest variable in your home environment.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you honestly disagree with a partner, it means one or both of you are about to learn something of value.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Put some spice in your future. Perhaps it's time you startled someone into a state of joy.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some people talk about their dreams all the time. You prefer to be a bit more private these days.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When there's nothing in particular that you want to do, you'll get a thrill helping someone else realize an ambition.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll feel protective of others, especially those whose feelings are easily hurt.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).

You'll improvise in hopes of achieving a desired result. Your time has not been wasted as long as you learn something in the process.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The fresh faces you meet (especially Pisces or Scorpio) will bring out sides of you that you didn't know existed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It is important to be joyful, but it is also important to be responsible.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). One reason that you do that thing you don't want to do but know you should is that it makes you a better person.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 9). Your style is simple and direct - what they see is what they get. Because you accept yourself and offer your talents without pretense, you'll be welcomed into new circles. Your best months for work and finance are January, May and July. Friends travel together in the summer. Wedding bells ring in August. Aries and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 22, 49 and 17.

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