Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

If someone else close to your heart seems restless, rouse yourself from the couch and find a way to break up the monotony. Surround yourself with friends or make an attempt to make new ones.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Pay attention. Be careful what you promise now, as someone close may hold you to it. Others are serious when you are only fooling around. Be aware that an offhand remark could come back to haunt you.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A significant other is likely to dig in the heels and refuse to budge early in the day. Conversations, agreements and even romance run more smoothly in the evening -- but major decisions require painstaking consideration.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

There is still time for some fun on the run while your social skills are in top form. Helpful contacts made now can facilitate the climb on the ladder of success where your business goals are concerned.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

With increasing energy levels making you a powerhouse of initiative and enthusiasm, it may be a good day to lay out strategies for the week ahead. Don't just take "yes" for an answer. Insist on double-checking details where others are involved.

Aries (March 21-April19)

Those closest to you may surprise you with unusual requests. Be open to experimentation and let it trigger inspiration. Let your curiosity have free rein, as it can be the key to increased creativity.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

It isn't necessary to conform to everyone's views or stick to the status quo. Embrace any opportunity for a change of scene. You are everybody's best friend and can attract others from startlingly different backgrounds.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Measure twice, cut once. Taking the time to be absolutely precise will make life easier for you. It isn't that the assurances of others are not to be trusted, but the fact that you need to investigate the facts to be confident of accuracy.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Too many social demands can make you yearn for time alone or release the green-eyed monster from his closet for a few minutes. Rest up and fight off unsettled feelings. The evening will prove to be a perfect time for cozy one-on-one events.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Exciting interactions with a congenial other this weekend satisfies your need for love. Relax all you can and enjoy special times with loved ones. The week ahead promises myriad opportunities for you to fulfill some important ambitions.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

If faced with a decision, remember the lessons of past experience. It is better to hesitate and miss an opportunity than to rush forward without forethought and miss the target. Careful planning is the best bet.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Get out of your rut and search for new faces and places. If you find greener pastures, remember that fences can be climbed and hearts are sometimes meant to roam. But if surrounded by turkeys, also remember that you have the ability to fly away like an eagle.

IF OCT. 31 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You are a powerhouse of determination and can make things happen by putting forth concentrated effort. Be assured that you will be rewarded for your fortitude in March and April when Uranus sends its powerful rays your way and puts the spotlight directly on you. You will be able to make important joyful changes in 2005 as impediments disappear and new goals and objectives develop.

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