Christmas Eve: Holiday spirit prevails even among those people who are nonreligious. Each individual seems to have an anecdote. It is a blend of mystery and spiritual. Leo, Aquarius persons will be in the news: their anecdotes will be compelling, dramatic. There is something about Christmas Eve that is difficult to define -- the mystery is within. Merry Christmas!

ARIES (March 21-April 19): To balance the spiritual side, marvelous food is on the agenda. Take initiative in making others happy, not necessarily by gifts but through your friendly attitude.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take lead in providing songs, entertainment. Remind guests of the spiritual value of the holiday. Gemini, Sagittarius persons will play serious roles.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make this your "make-over" day. Tear down in order to rebuild. Scorpio individual is at your side, willing to help make this holiday memorable. Hurrah!

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You'll be recognized not only as provider of morsels, but as a warm-hearted, spiritual individual. Resurrect written material that was impressive.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be close to family if possible. Gift for stubborn, temperamental Libran will actually bring everybody closer together. Music involved: spiritual lyrics set the mood.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be grateful without being obsequious -- relate tales that border on the supernatural. People will ask questions and want to know more. Pisces leads the way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Many people talk about you, study your reactions. Maintain emotional equilibrium. During this cycle you are vulnerable to love; people are falling in love with you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make clear that the Christmas spirit includes people in other lands. Relate stories of courage, spirituality. You will win friends, influence people.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Open lines of communication. Individual in foreign land wants very much for you to visit. Leo, Aquarius persons figure in dynamic scenario. Christmas spirit!

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): What you wear will not matter as much as what you have in your heart. There will be reunions; you will be happy and sentimental. Cancer native involved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Diversify, experiment, highlight humor, intellectual curiosity. Review story of Christmas -- your faith will be strengthened. Sagittarian will show the way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Tell the story of the three astrologers who found the baby Jesus. People will be eager to learn more; they will do their own investigating. Scorpio involved.

IF DECEMBER 24 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have unusual voice, are drawn to music and the arts. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio persons play major roles in your life -- could have these letters, initials in names: F, O, X. Throughout this year you displayed courage, tried new things, including romance. June was disappointing. During July you made remarkable comeback. June of the year 2000 will be your most profitable, romantic month.

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