Cat Talk: A university research group concludes that cats have a language, their "meows" are translated into words. Cats "talk" to each other. They make as much sense as some humans talking to each other. When a cat is in trouble, it calls for help from another cat. Believe it or not, a cat is intelligent, knows how to seek help when in difficulty. Aries, Leo, Sagittarius persons are favorites of most cats.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You could be befuddled by requests from various quarters. Focus on social activity, political-philosophical discussions. Gemini in picture.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will be dealing with people whose views are opposite your own. Accept the challenge but continue to be diplomatic. Scorpio could hurl insults.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep talk going with humor. Another Gemini figures prominently. Short trip involves relative. Make clear, "No wild-goose chase, finish and return!"

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Attention revolves around insurance payments, other bills. Focus on home, family, income potential, marital status. Taurus, Libra are involved.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stop dragging your feet, off the bench and into the game. Relative is spouting negative talk -- be a polite listener but don't take it seriously.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Look beyond the immediate, maintain universal outlook. Dig deep for information, open lines of communication. Member of opposite sex pays compliment. Wow!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Check Virgo message, make prediction concerning yourself, make it come true. Cycle high, take initiative, allow yourself to fall in love. Aries plays role.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): People comment, "This seems like a new you." Make fresh start, your views are new, you succeed if independent. Leo, Aquarius persons figure in scenario.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Focus on cooperative efforts, city hall business, partnership and marriage. Protect reputation, avoid one who flirts with the law. Capricorn represented.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Burden lifted, you deal with those involved in politics. Maintain humor, emotional equilibrium. Promise of journey will be fulfilled. Gemini involved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Obstacles placed in your path by envious people. Maintain calm attitude, decorum. You are going to win, do so with style, grace. Taurus figures prominently.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Very active, featuring change of plans, travel, variety of sensations. You will be sensitive to degree of being psychic. Virgo helps you understand other side.

IF JANUARY 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: When it comes to comprehending responsibility of high finance you fit the bill. Capricorn-, Cancer-born persons play major roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names -- H, Q, Z. Many people regard you as high roller. Means they feel you have all the money you could ever need. Let them think so. June features change of marital status.

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