Aries

(March 21-April 19): This is your kind of day. Focus on originality, pioneering spirit, willingness to take chance on romance.

Taurus

(April 20-May 20): Lie low, play waiting game. Spotlight on civic duties, family protection, marital status. Scorpio decides to take you on.

Gemini

(May 21-June 20): Diversify, give full play to intellectual curiosity. Study, write and publish. More people become aware of you.

Cancer

(June 21-July 22): Any obstacles you encounter will boomerang in your favor. You are a winner. Scorpio plays role.

Leo

(July 23-Aug. 22): Excellent for reading, writing, learning through process of teaching others. Flirtation could be serious. Protect self at close quarters.

Virgo

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Attention revolves around purchase and sales of art objects. People comment, "Your taste is impeccable."

Libra

(Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Avoid rushing, refuse to be cajoled into making snap decision. Ideas need time to jell. Maintain aura of mystery.

Scorpio

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You could be talk of the town. You emerge as victor from apparent defeat. Scenario features public debates, willingness to fight.

Sagittarius

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look beyond the immediate, you can mold your own future. Events occur that bring you into spotlight.

Capricorn

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What seemed long ago, far away will practically be at your doorstep. You exude personal magnetism. Don't break too many hearts.

Aquarius

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Avoid domestic dispute--one close to you, including mother, offers sage advice. You will enjoy special dinner.

Pisces

(Feb. 19-March 20): Burden lifted, you will be free to socialize and travel. Keep resolutions concerning diet, nutrition. One who loved you will confess.

IF DEC. 5 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You are inquisitive, a natural reporter, investigator, you have insatiable curiosity. You also are attractive, dynamic and at times can be dramatic. Throughout past year you let go of obligations not rightly your own in first place. July most memorable for you in 2000.

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