ARIES (March 21-April 19): Stress originality. Remember that you are in charge of your own fate. Don't wait for others -- take initiative. Responsibility of caring for others is real challenge.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A close friend confides, "You have been let off easy." You get out of jury duty and are commended for humanitarianism. Cancer native is in scenario.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make contact with relative in transit. Gesture of friendship now will mean plenty in future. To get a smile, give a smile. Sagittarian involved.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Feeling of being closed in is temporary. You'll soon break free with blessings of authorities. People even now care for you, albeit in quiet manner.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Feel free to write, speak, make personal appearances. Some people want to restrict you -- have none of it. Secret meeting will take place. Virgo involved.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Emphasize harmony, music, voice, domestic adjustment aimed at peace at home. Neighbor provides gift, a very sweet dessert. Exert willpower -- have one helping.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Romantic music featured. You'll receive numerous compliments on voice. Breakup is temporary: don't brood. Temperamental Pisces will soon offer apology.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Powerful, passionate Scorpio. Today you're apt to go the full nine yards. People pay attention: You're given more responsibility, greater financial reward.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotional stretch necessary -- don't be pinned down, penned in by anyone. The whole world awaits you once you awake. Burden belonging to another will finally be lifted.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have waited for this chance -- be positive, dynamic; step lightly where angels fear to tread. Means break new ground -- one you admire will express love.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Before you know it you'll be part of community service. As result, contact will be made with one destined to be your mate. Cancer native plays outstanding role.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Examine, discover, explore. You'll be complimented on Pisces charm. Emerge from emotional shell. Take chance on romance. Agree to take journey that could lead to fulfillment.

IF DECEMBER 23 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You possess great curiosity and writing skills. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius persons play major roles in your life; could have these letters, initials in names: E, N, W. You have been hurt where love is concerned, but healing process is under way. Let go of past; strive for future. You will make fresh start in new direction in the year 2000 -- most memorable month will be July.