CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): New Moon in your sign coincides with high cycle, more independence, creativity, originality. Make fresh start, imprint style, do not follow others. Leo involved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Emphasis on proposals that include partnership, marriage. You could be caught by surprise except that you read it here first. Cancer native plays major role.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): New Moon in your Eleventh House represents new hope, optimistic outlook. Gemini, Sagittarius persons play top roles. Popularity on the rise, you are going places.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): New Moon in Capricorn relates to career, ability to overcome obstacles. Accept leadership role, do not back down from challenge. You will win handily.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Travel apparently is in the stars for you. However, there is family, home, business to consider. Give yourself time to think things out. Capricorn represented.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Choose the best, insist on quality, make important social contacts. People comment on your gracious smile. Remember, to get a smile, give a smile.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Demonstrate skill in overcoming mathematical problems, including income tax. People want to help you, to be near you, many will show it. Scorpio involved.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Refuse to be slowed down by people who have an attitude of "I don't care." Be dynamic, a winner and ultimately popular. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius persons play roles.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Domestic situation can be straightened out -- be diplomatic, make some concessions without abandoning principles. Focus on home, marital status, income potential.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You get help from unexpected source. Pisces person says, "You helped me in the past and probably don't even remember, but I remember and am here to help you."

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your kind of day. Power play, pressure and challenge -- you meet them all, creative juices stir. You'll have more responsibility, opportunity to increase income.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look beyond the immediate, deal with universal factors. Display gifts that include extrasensory perception. New Moon indicates you'll be happy about finances.

IF JANUARY 6 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY:

You have unusual voice, an affinity for the arts, you are diplomatic but will fight if cause is right. Taurus, Libra, Scorpio persons play major roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names -- F, O, X. You will travel more this year, you will see through individual who poses as friend but who only takes and seldom gives in return. August most memorable this year.

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