ARIES (March 21-April 19). It seems you have piles of work while those around you have stretches of leisure. There's no reason you can't reassign tasks to the next pair of idle hands you see.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You endure the exercise so that you will have the muscle strength. This is true on an emotional level today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've skipped some of your reading time in favor of other work, and now it benefits you to try to make up for it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some goals just can't be accomplished in a year or even in five years. But don't give up before you get to the goal.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Instead of going for perfection in one particular form, explore your potential by pushing forward in whatever areas seem pliable to your touch.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're not completely understanding someone's contribution to a project, but you can tell there's a definite thought process behind it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll have contact with a group that has an entirely different set of manners and customs from the ones you were brought up with.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can't see how wonderful you'll be. You can only see the example that others set - right for them, but you're not like them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have so many activities going on at once that it will be challenging to know on what to concentrate.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Taking responsibility is certainly a step for evolved humans. However, blaming yourself for everything is immobilizing.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A small social gesture will have a much bigger impact than you expect it to have. You approach everyone you meet with kindness and compassion.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). This is no time to split the difference, meet someone halfway or stay in the middle of the road.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 18). You'll build something beautiful in 2011. If you also have a plan to maintain it, you will be truly happy. Friends and family delight you, and you'll laugh together in December and January. Change your financial plan in March. Bonus money comes in May. August sees you going somewhere special with a loved one. Cancer and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 14, 39, 7 and 19.

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