Of All Things: There have been more Scorpio presidents and more Scorpio heavyweight boxing champions. There are psychiatrists and newspaper editors born under this sign -- also more presidents have had their last names end with the letter "N." The latter is a discovery of Ross Baker of the political science department of Rutgers University. The professor's name does not end in "N."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Moon position emphasizes special appearances, publicity, marriage. You will be given opportunity to prove worthy of raise in pay. Capricorn involved.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You already know that you are going to travel -- long journey. Your intuition is honed to razor-sharpness. Relationship that seemed ended is really just beginning.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make room for new ideas; let go of preconceived notions. Imprint style. Let others know, "It came from me and it is innovative, daring!" Leo plays role.

CANCER (June 21-July): Family member returns from trip, presents you with gift. Show appreciation without being obsequious. Questions concerning cooperative efforts, marriage loom large.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Focus on humor, versatility and intellectual curiosity. Be conscious of weight; keep resolutions concerning exercise, diet, nutrition. Gemini, Sagittarius persons play roles.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Those who thought they had you figured out are in for rude awakening. Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. Scorpio decides to back you to the hilt.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Cycle continues high. Look for genuine bargains, including place to live. Give full play to intellectual curiosity, be analytical, utilize skills in astrology.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): People comment, "You have slowed down. Your voice is different. We love you this way!" You merely are getting second wind, when the cause is right, you will fight.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be a keen observer. Detect subtle clues. You surprise contemporaries with knowledge previously hidden. Pisces, Virgo persons play outstanding roles.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This day was made to order for you. You work quietly, authorities are on your side, your position is powerful. Cancer native declares, "I predict you'll win!"

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): What begins as dream will turn out to be true prediction. Let go of burden not really your own -- let others know you have a life of your own. Aries in picture.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You emerge a new person. People note you are more independent in thought, action. You no longer are satisfied with last place. Day of your transformation.

IF DECEMBER 30 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You are a combination of humor, seriousness, have staying power, vowed never to give up the ship. Gemini, Sagittarius persons play major roles in your life -- could have these letters, initials in names: C, L, U. You've been through many disappointments, difficulties this year, especially during September. Ironically, September of the year 2000 will be your best month.

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