ARIES (March 21-April 19). Maybe you'd rather not console people today, but if it goes that way, don't fight it. However ill-equipped you may feel to do these things, you're actually the one best suited to the job.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Inquiring about feelings is dicey - you may be pushing further than the other person wants to go. People put their emotions into words when they are ready. In the meantime, physical signals will inform you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Marketers know that people don't really buy products; they buy results and the feelings that go along with those outcomes. Save a few bucks today by deciding to feel a certain way without paying for it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll enjoy the company of like minds. They may not share your value system exactly, but they're close enough that you can see the same things.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may be tempted to "give away the farm," because, let's face it, farms are a lot of work. Resist the urge.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You know a waste of time when you see one - or do you? Sometimes time-wasters go disguised as interesting discussions that, once joined, lead nowhere.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Just as companies run promotional offers to stir up interest, you'll ratchet up your appeal by figuring out the best and most desirable things you have to offer and letting people know.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Betrayal is the breaking of a contract of sorts. There's a gray area in this regard, because many contracts that are unspoken or assumed are not mutual. Avoid betrayal by being clear about rules.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are passionate about the things that are closest to your heart. The only person who can lead you is one who knows how to connect that passion to the work before you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You think of the same person when you first wake up and when you fall asleep tonight. It's where your heart is.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Draw a hard line between business and personal relationships. You may be in business with a loved one, and in that case, you have two separate relationships. The line should be distinct.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may delegate certain responsibilities, but make sure you know exactly how all of the functions are performed first. Also, you should be the one to maintain key business relationships.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 19). You'll feel so marvelous when working that being paid seems a mere bonus compared to other benefits. Physical improvements boost your image in January. Loved ones will support your efforts and get out of your way when you don't need them. You'll travel to fix something in March. April brings a windfall. Your lucky numbers are: 45, 30, 4, 22 and 14.

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