LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Stress universal appeal, look beyond the immediate. View the world from international standpoint. You'll be interviewed, opinions solicited by superiors.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Display courage of convictions. Avoid heavy lifting if possible. Imprint style, don't follow others. Let them follow you if they so desire. Leo in dramatic role.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Slow down, review facts concerning economic conditions. Dinner superb. Cancer native will do the cooking. Marital status commands serious thought.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Recent contacts could lead to conquest. Be receptive, give full play to intellectual curiosity. Get promises in writing. Gemini, Sagittarius persons play roles.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Cycle high, you will be at right place at crucial moment. Circumstances are turning in your favor even as you read these words. Timing honed to razor-sharpness.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look behind scenes for answers to problems. Someone, well-meaning, has kept vital information from you. Let it be known, "I don't want this to happen again."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You'll have reason to celebrate. You win the confidence of people who rely upon your judgment. Gemini, Sagittarius persons play sensational roles, these initials in names: C, L, U.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You'll be asked to prepare social function. Focus on details, names and prices. Leo, Scorpio and another Taurus play important roles. Be sure to insert humor.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You could be talk of the town. You will be quoted, interviewed. There is financial scandal, you could uncover it. Investigate, verify facts. Gemini, star reporter!

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Attention revolves around lifestyle, possible change of residence, marital status. Display sympathy for underdog, fight if cause is right. Libra plays role.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Avoid direct confrontations. Be especially nice to Aquarian who might have your number. Spotlight on legal affairs, partnership and marriage. Pisces involved.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Power play. Co-workers who at first were indifferent will now become true allies. Utilize powers of persuasion to win the game. Capricorn plays role.

IF OCTOBER 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You are dynamic, inquisitive, and when you decide to do something it gets done. Aries, Libra persons play exciting roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names -- I and R. During this past year, questions concerning marital status have loomed large. You will do much more traveling in the year 2000. Prepare now for changes of routine and for what to do for greater freedom of thought, action.

(c) 1999, Los Angeles Times Syndicate