SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You make a big splash as you exhibit greater independence of thought and action. Many people are attracted to you and at times are in awe. Leo involved.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Focus on partnership, marriage, public relations, discovering in which direction you are to go in order to achieve goal. Cancer-born native invites you to dinner.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Burden lifted, you put your talents, strength to practical use. Family member disagrees, could make you unhappy but finally will come around. Sagittarian involved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be willing to make necessary changes to correct mechanical defects. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio persons play fantastic roles. Secret information, you could be prime target.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Numerical cycle is 5, which equates to Mercury. Blends with your Neptune ruler; this results in game of wits. Member of opposite sex is willing to play this game.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will feel crowded, as many people respond to your efforts, advertisements. Blend business with fun, social activities with career. Gemini involved.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Individual you are enamored with wants to fight, to debate. Acquiesce -- don't pull your punches. You so impress Scorpio opponent that rancor becomes love.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be ready for quick changes. Keep plans flexible; realize flirtation could lead to inspiration and something else. Virgo, Sagittarius involved.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Day is made to order for you -- involves home, family security, money as result of artistic achievements. Sing out loud -- let us hear you. Libra featured.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Go slow, protect self in romantic clinches. Deception involved. Refuse to be fall guy. Be kind, not naive. Pisces, Virgo persons play astonishing roles.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Opposition builds -- proves that you can beat others at their own game. You win friends and influence people -- despite opposition. Capricorn is represented.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Before the moon takes over for the sun, you'll learn certain things about people you regarded as special. What you learn is not pretty but necessary to know.

IF NOVEMBER 17 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY:

When pressure is on you are up to it. You are powerful, attractive and you exude aura of sensuality, sex appeal. Capricorn-, Cancer-born persons play important roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names: H, Q, Z. Throughout year, cycle has related to partnership, marriage. You don't get away with anything, and in November you could pay dearly for flirtation. Month of May most memorable for you in year 2000.

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