ARIES (March 21-April 19). When you're strong, you put yourself out there and get knocked around. That's the way of the warrior.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You will see the way someone does it and think, "I could do better." You'll never know until you attempt to do it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your mentors, parents, governors and spiritual leaders are not always as helpful. What you get sometimes has more to do with their interest than yours.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you look back at last month, it is easy for you to see how things worked out for the best. This month will continue the trend.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Dreaming your dreams is a lovely pastime. Actually pursuing your dream - that's what makes life worth living.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Life is a bit like a social networking website. You can get a glimpse of things from the outside, but to see the whole profile of each member, you have to join the community.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Authenticity matters to you. You don't want to believe a person's story just because it's the story you wanted to hear. You want to believe it because it's really true.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's a fine line between impressing people and servicing them. Give them what they want and you'll all be happy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Charge less, and you'll get more attention. Even so, you must charge what the work and the product are really worth.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have fans. They are people who reach out to you even when you are too busy to respond in kind. Treat those people well.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you can differentiate between what you know and what you don't, and if you can let your words and deeds reflect this understanding, then you are among the most educated people in the world.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Too much attention to detail will bog you down. The deadline, however, will push you into hyper-time-warp speed. Suddenly only the most important stuff gets done.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 15). You have so many excellent ideas and inspired dreams that have yet to be realized. You're beginning to wonder if you'll ever be understood in your own time. Well, you will be, and January gives you the proof you've longed for. April is your chance to work hard and win someone over. Gemini and Cancer people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 40, 11, 22 and 18.

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