Aries (March 21-April 19)

Tune into comic television, read the funny papers or talk to that goofball friend of yours who always cracks you up. Levity won't solve your problem, but at least you'll see it differently.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

There are those around you who, no matter how many times you warn them, need to make their own mistakes before they will understand. When the situation is out of your hands, admit it.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Here's a hint for happy living: If you can do it alone, it's probably not a big enough goal. Is it too much to ask for an entire group of people to carry you along your quest? Not really. You're guided by your ruling planet, Mercury.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

As far as that ailing relationship goes, you're still hoping for the best. Well, the energy of "hope" is getting too desperate. Forget "hope." Trade it in for "faith." Your relationship has already improved and gets better every day.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Last week's work may be over, but you'll still spend some time coaching, managing and delegating -- and that's within your own family. There's much you plan to accomplish together.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Prepare well for your agenda. When you can relax because you've taken care of everything you possibly can, an element of magic visits your plans. An Aries wants to be your "sugar daddy" or "sugar momma."

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

The only way you can get more into 24 hours is to enlist help from your friends. Share your responsibilities. Your action contributes to the success of others, and this makes you successful in their reflected light.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Domesticity is bliss -- when everything is working properly. Hint: That which shakes has lost its balance. Appliances and relationships equally need a going over. Do repairs now, and save a big expense later.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

You understand what people say to you, but they don't understand you. Say little -- only the things you really need to say. Silence and space will ultimately help you communicate more clearly -- it's weird, but true.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Renovations are in the stars. Get as much information and as many quotes as you need, and then do what you always do -- the thing you consider sensible (and the rest of the world considers brilliant)!

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You've been scorched by extravagance, and now you're finding ways to make up the difference between what you really have and what you thought you had. It's a blessing. You're quite ingenious under pressure.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You give lots of help, but do you accept it? Instead of being individualistic, be collaborative. Make it easy for family and friends to come to you with their ideas and their help.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY OCT. 30: You feel as though you're in show business with all of the presenting, entertaining and razzle-dazzling you do in November. This is what it takes to get your ideas across. By the year's end, you'll be glad you went the extra distance. Finances blossom. Finally, you have the funding to execute your plan! Romance is tight with Virgo or Cancer.

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