SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Perfect methods, bring techniques up to date. You encounter false flattery, discern motives. Pisces, Virgo people play significant roles. Luck with number 7.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will be called back to complete assignment. This will turn out to be fortunate -- you meet someone who could play important role in your life.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Travel overseas, once postponed, will come back to life. Plans will be revised in your favor. Let go of obligation belonging to another. Take chance on romance.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People will tell you, "You might be ahead of your time." Do not lose faith. You are doing the right thing by being yourself and imprinting style. Leo plays role.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus on meditation, decision relating to marriage. Fine dinner, but remember to go slow on adult beverages. Family member has you under scrutiny. Aquarius involved.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be ready for clash of ideas. Your performance exceeds original anticipation. This whets the appetite for more of the same, perhaps in political arena.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Obtain hint from Aries message. Put forth original thoughts, make appointment to see the boss. You are going places, how far depends entirely on you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Overcome tendency to move backward -- display confidence, move forward. Capricorn, Cancer natives play fascinating roles. Puzzle solved in dramatic fashion.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Give full play to intellectual curiosity. Arrange social program to promote charity, political party. Puzzle pieces need to fall into place, you'll interpret them.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Rebuild, rewrite, accent solidity. Scorpio individual issues challenge -- accept, you will win easily. Be thorough in reading proofs, thus avoid costly mistake.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You exude personal magnetism, aura of sensuality, sex appeal. People ask, "You are different, where have you been?" Respond: "Right here, but you never bothered to look!"

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Engagement party featured, you may doubt whether it will last, but keep suspicions to yourself. Read, write, teach -- get thoughts on paper, interpret dreams.

IF NOV. 5 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY:

You are dynamic, creative, a natural psychologist, journalist and writer. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius persons play dynamic roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names: E, N, W. During this past year spotlight has been on added responsibility, participation in financial deals, marital status. Your most important month in the year 2000 will be August.

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