Aries (March 21-April 19)

Patience may be a virtue, but it is not one that is valued in our society of instant gratification. The wait is worth it. So plant a seed and then go do something else. Don't push for results.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

It was probably a Taurus woman who said: "Chocolate, men, coffee -- some things are better rich." But it really is unfortunate when your extravagant spending habits affect your relationships -- better to pay your own way.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

People around you need to be heard. It's almost more important that you listen to someone's story than it is that you solve his or her problem. Use those bright, alert eyes of yours to honor others with your attention.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

The prize goes to the one who doesn't give up -- and today, that's you. You may complain and you may even despair, but you will not let go of the issue until you have a happy resolution.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

In regard to your recent relationship "incident," you'll soon feel as good as new. But wounds heal by degrees. So trust that things are getting better, even if you don't feel it all the way yet.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

People who tend to use others are easy to spot, but hard to say "no" to. The surest way to get a fair-weather friend off your back is to ask for a favor. Your perpetrator will say "no problem" and then run for the hills.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Needing to be right is dangerous at worst and boring at best. But you are certainly above all that. You not only admit your mistakes, but you also profit from them! Hopefully loved ones appreciate your open mind.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

It's no wonder children love you and romantic contenders flock to you. You turn drudgery into something interesting with a bolt of genius from your fertile imagination.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Make sure that you are enjoying your experiences while they happen instead of mentally leaping into the future. A new relationship has wings, but keep it on the ground for now -- one step at a time.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Pace your efforts. Everything happens better at a relaxed rhythm. You'll need a cushion to protect yourself from unexpected drains on your energy. Healthy habits fortify your reserves.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Usually you're amenable to compromise, but do the hard thing -- maintain your position. You'll get your way, which is actually better for everyone. Progress that has been hampered will now flow again.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Last night left a question unanswered. The mystery won't be solved any time soon, so try to feel tantalized rather than tortured about it. Social issues arise. Try to accept the best from friends and ignore the rest.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 27): Welcome to your audacious year. Your chutzpah causes some mistakes and also brings reasons for glorious celebrations! The work you do in December suits you well -- your stellar personality shines. Earmark January's windfall for lifestyle upgrades with things you'll appreciate on a daily basis! Love signs are Pisces and Libra.

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