ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your instinct to interpret the world for your dear ones is admirable. You can't protect them from everything, but you can make life sweeter by protecting them from some things.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be the victor, not the victim. You'll use what happens to create a wonderful win. Be patient. The turnaround will happen in a good timeframe even if it's not in your timeframe.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don't pass up the chance to see new environments. Beauty will inspire you and keep you producing and creating into the new year. Relationships will be your finest creations of all.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You don't have to worry about whether or not you're allowed to do it this way. Just do it the way you want to, and let the universe correct you if necessary.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This is a lucky day as far as social fun goes. The energy will center around you long enough for you to get your fill.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll help people fall into the roles they are suited for. Mistakes will be corrected or compensated for, so don't be too quick to judge today's imperfect contenders.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Relationships are healing around you, and this will make for a nicer experience for you, too, even if you're not directly involved in the healing process. Good vibes are contagious.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It will be a day of role reversals. Men will act like little children, and little children will act like men. You can't predict the outcome, and that's part of the delight here.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The skills you're honing this weekend are more important than anything else you've dedicated yourself to before. Bringing people together in love and comfort is where the real sweet stuff of life comes in.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's comforting to know the correct action, although not always so obvious what that is. You'll be in a situation that seems to have no rules. It's the perfect chance for you to set a standard for others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll pull off some amazing feats this weekend by putting some diligent work behind the talents you naturally possess. Then you'll turn around and give most of credit to others, because you're gracious that way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A friend's gesture prompts an emotional reaction that surprises both of you. You forget sometimes just how deeply you feel things. Your emotional flexibility and availability is a wonderful gift.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 24). Not all that's asked of you this year is fair, but life doesn't have to be fair to be wonderful. You'll meet the demands and show your superhuman emotional strength. Fantastic news comes in January; there's a windfall in June. Family ties will help you in a big way if you're willing to take the help. Taurus and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 45, 39, 22 and 16.