Joe Louis: He was known as the "Brown Bomber." He held the heavyweight boxing championship for 12 years. He reportedly told an astrologer, "I was born a Taurus and I'll die a Taurus." Joe Louis was modest. After winning a fight he would say, "Just another lucky night." He was a credit to his race -- the human race. Joe Louis -- champion not only in the ring but also in life.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You underwent pressure, there were legal implications, you emerged victorious. Cancer, Capricorn persons enliven scenario.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your questions concerning partnership, marriage will be answered. Good news regarding matters of speculation. Gemini plays role.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be willing to revise, review and remember that hard writing makes easy reading. You'll be rubbing shoulders with important people -- display humor, intelligence.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be ready for sudden changes, ask questions concerning travel, romance. Find out where you are going and whether it is worth the trip. Avoid wild goose chase.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): House repairs could be taken care of -- that lifts a burden from you. Music plays, romance will be part of scenario, you will be star. Libra involved.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Relatives relate sad stories. Be sympathetic without becoming inextricably involved. Pisces and another Virgo play featured roles. Have luck with number 7.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make crystal clear you are not fooling, that you intend to get to bottom of mystery. Focus on production, promotion, getting credit long overdue. Capricorn involved.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stand tall for your rights. Do this without being obnoxious. You emerge victorious from political debate. Remember to show signs of modesty. Aries plays role.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Let go of preconceived notions -- don't plagiarize -- stress originality, freshness, pioneering spirit. Cycle moves up -- you will triumph!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will see familiar faces, don't shun them, instead make them welcome. Parental authority challenged -- be cooperative without being weak. Cancer native involved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Popularity on the rise -- you get credit for innovative procedures. Scenario features fun, frolic, vindication. Sagittarian will play top role. You get reward.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Inner strength will save the day. You have more friends than originally anticipated. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio persons play dominant roles. You win in photo finish.

IF DECEMBER 6 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have compelling voice, appreciate music, can be gentle and tough at same time. Taurus, Libra, Scorpio persons play major roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names -- F, O, X. During this past year you felt the pain and joy of being in love. June was challenging but in July you made remarkable comeback. June will be your most memorable month of the year 2000.

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