ARIES (March 21-April 19). Once you set your heart on something, you have a very difficult time letting it go. This sometimes causes you pain, but it's pain you're willing to go through in hopes that you'll be happier than ever on the other side.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've learned the art of nurturing others, which is actually nothing like trying to control them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You can mend a relationship by reviewing your past agreements with the person and figuring out where you both fell short of them.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A friend is not coming through for you as anticipated. But all is not lost.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It turns out that the endeavor you've taken on is just a little more ambitious than you thought. Adjustments must be made to pull it off.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are made up of more energy than physical matter. Once you realize it, you will be able to better control your world.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can't control conditions around you by force no matter how strong you may be. But you can control your reaction.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Talent knows talent. Remarkable and successful people will gravitate toward you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are amazing. You manage to maintain an agreeable mood and tone even as you disagree with what someone is saying or doing.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Just because the corner mailbox states that mail will be picked up at 10 o'clock doesn't make it so. Wherever you go, bring your patience.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). With your demeanor, you teach others how to give good service. You aren't picky or critical, but you do like things to be done a certain way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Package your own ideas and proposals the best way you can. It will make a difference.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 11). This is a year of healing. You'll go out of it much lighter than you go into it. You will let go of a sadness you've carried with you for years. Then in February you will help those who can't help themselves. In April, you'll receive tips or training you can take to the bank. Your personal life takes a fun turn in May. Cancer and Aquarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 4, 10, 43 and 28.

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