ARIES (March 21-April 19): Progress made through written word, your word. What begins as mild flirtation could be getting out of hand. Remember commitments to others. Remain sane.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Relative returns favor, is willing to help with special project. Libra plays outstanding role. Beautify surroundings, pursue interest in music and astrology.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Financial picture brighter than originally anticipated. You locate valuable lost article, define terms, don't be cajoled into snap decision. Pisces involved.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Cycle high, circumstances turn in your favor. Excellent for investments, studying economic situation. Deal gingerly with Capricorn who exhibits stubborn streak.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stress universality -- realize you are not alone. Opportunities exist for greater recognition and more money. Plan ahead for trip to foreign land. Aries represented.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be confident, cycle high, you win friends and influence people. Do things your way, be independent without being arrogant. Leo will play dramatic role.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Scenario features home, music, marriage. Your voice will sound different, even to you. Courtship is underway as result of atmosphere and food.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Highlight diversity, versatility, remember resolutions concerning diet, nutrition. Your words, actions influence many people -- choose wisely. Sagittarian involved.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Obstacles in path appear to be placed almost deliberately. Study Scorpio message. Marital status highlighted, be careful. Aquarian plays top role.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Loosen reins, experiment and write, permit creative juices to stir. Romantic experience causes change of heart concerning current activities.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Work methods require revision. Family members have stated this fact but so far you have ignored the counsel. Discussions range from domicile to marriage.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You exhibit greater control of emotions. Focus on flirtation, vulnerability to romance. You won't forget this day, make it constructive. Virgo in picture.

IF OCTOBER 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You are emotional, affectionate, revere the arts, including music, painting, drama. Capricorn, Cancer persons play outstanding roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names: B, K, T. You have more than one opportunity for marriage, are not easy for others to fool but can fall victim to self-deception. You are likely to make major domestic adjustment or change residence in November.

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