Of All Things: Science does not yet know how to predict earthquakes. Individual scientists have come up with many theories -- some say that goldfish swim backward near earthquake time. Others claim that when dogs or cats hide under tables an earthquake soon will follow. A research scientist from Oregon claims that people crave popcorn 72 hours before an earthquake. What's your theory?

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are called from home by relative in distress. Could be anything from birth pangs to a cut finger. Libra and another Aries figure in scenario.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Money lost could be found. In matters of speculation, stick with number 1. Stress independence, creativity, originality.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Cycle high, especially for romance. You will do the right thing at right time -- almost effortlessly. You receive proposals, career and marriage.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Diversify, look beyond the immediate, display intellectual curiosity. Means make inquiries, ask questions, offer unorthodox scenarios. Sagittarius involved.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Work with time, means learn how much each move or method will take in terms of time. Being on time in morning will be of ultra-importance. Scorpio involved.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Scenario highlights sudden changes of policy, last-minute instructions. Be alert, ready and declare, "I'm suited for action whenever you say." Gemini involved.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Permit music to play on -- get into rhythm, dance to your own tune. Focus on home, family, insurance, beautification of surroundings. Taurus figures prominently.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Slow down for your own good. Pacing important, if you go too fast, too soon you are bound to lose. Define terms, be honest with yourself. Pisces in picture.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Full Moon in your Seventh House points to partnership, marital status, public appearances. Get down to business of production. Capricorn plays role.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Light at end of tunnel is real. Project will be concluded ahead of time. You will get credit for being a master-mind. Aries, Libra persons featured.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Get going on project that requires your ingenuity, inspiration. Leo and another Aquarian play exciting roles. Answer to question: Try something that is new.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Quest for security will be responded to by three persons, only one is reliable. Choose Cancer-born individual, the choice will be correct. Fix things at home.

IF NOVEMBER 23 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have an inquiring mind, you can appear intellectual or sexy as the occasion requires. You are versatile, have keen sense of humor. You could make an excellent psychologist, writer. People sense that you have empathy, many desire to take up too much of your time. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius persons play major roles in your life. August will be your most memorable month of the year 2000.

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