Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Impulsive spending may prove disappointing, so put that credit card away today. Others close to you could waver about their affections, but you are steadfast and will fare better if you let small disruptions roll off like water from a duck's back.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Have faith and bide your time. Others close to you will be sensitive to your mood and willing to give up small pleasures to have greater security. Warmth and friendliness can change frowns to smiles.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Push may be coming to shove in the background, but you have an opportunity to take a needed rest from arduous tasks. Allow others to carry part of the load for a while. Pay attention to inspirational ideas that can make your money grow and write them down for future reference.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You are willing to work hard to make your dreams come true and are able to leap over obstacles in your path. A sense of adventure that prods you to explore new avenues and entertain out-of-the-ordinary ideas is your best ally. You may need to forge a new path on your own and leave others behind.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Sensitivity to the thoughts and views of others can bring better understanding. While you should yield to the opinions of others, it isn't wise to be a pushover. It is a good day to fix things that need creative genius and a flair for innovation. Be resourceful.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Restless dissatisfaction with routines can make you or someone close anxious to explore greener pastures today. Watch out for misunderstandings. Making a stand or acting on impulse may give self-gratification -- but could cause trouble in a key relationship.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Romantic fires burning bright may sputter and disappear if put to the test. Don't make waves where your wallet or your heart are concerned. Do be prepared to jump to defend your reputation.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Inspiration can be found in the smallest things around you. Write down ideas or have a cozy chat with a partner about the future. You can have your finger on the pulse of future prosperity if you will let your intuition be your guide.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Changes in the career sector of your life could have consequences at home, so keep your ambitions cloaked until you have all the facts. Acting on passionate urges could put you in an awkward position.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

A general improvement in the overall mood means you can win Brownie points in business. But don't start down any path that may prove too narrow for maneuvering or too limiting to your authority. Romance that looks promising could fizzle.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Listen with your heart as well as your mind. Be sensitive to your partner's emotional needs and do not push for decisions until the time is perfect. Mental harmony can ensure material success in the future if you will sit patiently and let events unfold without interference.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

It is best to be reassuring and confident where others are concerned. However, avoid asking for commitment. Love can be a maverick that shies from the branding iron under these stars. Avoid purchasing clothing or luxury items, as your pretty new things may have small flaws that escape your scrutiny.

IF NOV. 14 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Between now and Christmas you may be working harder than ever to fulfill responsibilities, but obstacles will fade and only burning ambition will be left in 2005. You will be blessed with heightened stamina and resourcefulness all year that can help you reach your career objectives. Next July and September, look for a cosmic Santa Claus who will grant your most profound wishes.

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