ASTROLOGICAL FORECAST

Of All Things: Shakespeare counseled, " 'Tis the stars above that govern us." John J. O'Neill, Pulitzer Prize-winning science editor, declared, "Astrology is the most important field for scientific investigation and most neglected." Norman Mailer, leading novelist to come out of World War II, said, "Astrology is a serious subject and deserves serious attention."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Avoid rushing, reserve final judgment until all facts are in. Some people want you to fail, will try almost anything. Pisces, Virgo persons play roles.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Those who thought you had given up will be in for surprise. This could be your power-play day, featuring production, promotion, your ability to attract romance.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You gain international recognition -- a day you will long remember. Open lines of communication, agree to journey. You add new clients to your list. Keep promises.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stress originality, derring-do, showmanship, color coordination. Toss aside preconceived notions, imprint your own style, do not follow others. Leo featured.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You learn difference between generosity and extravagance. Cancer native declares, "You are too good for this life." Question of marriage looms large.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Diversify, experiment, discover. Popularity on the rise, you could be regarded today as a social animal. Some people comment, "I didn't know you were this way."

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Hurdle obstacles, give attention to language, distance. Money comes from out of the blue. Don't ask too many questions, don't look gift horse in mouth.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): More people approach you, display affection, build your ego. You might wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?" Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius persons play roles.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Attention revolves around home, security, protection of family. Moon in your sign equates to high cycle -- take initiative, imprint style, don't let others pull you down.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be lenient, but not too trusting. Some people attempt to sell you bill of goods. Listen for about a minute or two and then declare, "I think you are a fraud!"

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you had doubts about pressure, responsibility, capability of remaining while others faded, you get answers in positive manner. Your way wins.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): People underestimate you -- you prove you are a person of the world. Some apologize, saying, "I never thought you could do it, but you did." Aries represented.

IF JANUARY 3 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You are versatile, could be ambidextrous, are interested in world events, publishing, advertising. Gemini, Sagittarius persons play meaningful roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names -- C, L, U. Current cycle relates to possible change of residence, marital status. You are due to receive big gift prior to September. Most memorable months for you this year will be February and November.

(c) 2000, The Los Angeles Times Syndicate

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