ARIES (March 21-April 19). You may be unaware of the deep impact you have on another person's life, but you can be sure that someone is thrilled just to see you around.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When problems percolate, sometimes the most intelligent thing to do is to stay out of it. But then you have to abide by the solutions of the less intelligent people who took charge.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You work hard to make yourself attractive. Some people view beautiful people as a threat. You can counteract their fear with friendliness and humor.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It is once again time to pare down your responsibilities. Say no and delegate with abandon. Sell something off.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll appreciate the beautiful complexity of a natural phenomenon. You have great admiration for nature, especially when it's thriving.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your loved ones have opinions very different from your own. Today your differences must be addressed before you can settle into those commonalities once more.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Avoid the situations that come with giving others too much power over you. Don't assume that someone who has more experience than you in a certain area is going to know more than you in other areas.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As you act in creative ways, you build the muscle of imagination. This muscle can't be seen in pictures, but it definitely will increase your ability to attract the person you're interested in.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What you want is possible to obtain, but one or two good decisions will not be enough to get you there. It will take a continuous effort over the long term. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can't expect people to know what you know. You'll save a lot of time by working with those who are already up to speed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You buried the problem last week, and now it resurfaces. It's as though the problem senses that you're stronger and have more resources. You're ready.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll focus on improving your financial state. Keep trying different tactics and searching for your niche. You'll succeed if you keep at it.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 5). You'll weave swiftly and carefully through a political realm, and in 2014, good fortune comes to you through a vast organization. Avoid a contest of wills, and you'll wind up in charge of an important mission in January. March will forward your personal interests, and your professional interests will have to wait until May. Aquarius and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 23, 14, 38 and 5.

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