ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Don’t give in to the pressure to change. You still need nurturing and care. When you’re ready to change, you won’t be able to stop yourself from doing so.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

While dealing with an authority figure, ignore minor mistakes. They don’t matter. Being the bigger person helps you see the bigger picture.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

You might make a purchase if it costs less than the amount in your wallet. But if it requires you to go to the ATM, you’ll skip it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

Don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly wondering how to make sultry eye contact or scintillating small talk. These interests are an offshoot of your broader interest in getting a certain someone’s undivided attention.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

It may take two to tango, but each partner can work on the steps alone to get ready for the next dance. Preparation is the magic ingredient that will make a relationship work beautifully.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

There are things that look nice from the outside that are actually a lot more work than appearances suggest. The fantasy is more enjoyable than the reality would be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

True friends reflect back to you your best qualities. If you feel less wonderful about yourself around a certain person, that person may not be a true friend.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

At times such as now, inaction can be the most positive and powerful thing to do — or in this case, to not do. Be cautious. Only make a move if you feel driven to do so.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Even simple things can seem confounding now. If you have a mind full of questions, consider yourself wise. Only the very young and the very immature think they know everything.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

People have a tendency to be overly dramatic and drag you into it. The only person you should get serious about now is someone who makes you laugh.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

You’re not exactly working for a seal of approval, but it still feels good to get one from someone you admire. Self-acceptance has a subtler benefit, but it lasts longer.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

Someone whose opinion matters so much to you will give a stamp of approval. Soon you’re on to bigger things, such as self-acceptance.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY | DEC. 2: You are loved, and people show you this in a big way. Fresh vigor kicks off this eventful year. This month, you’ll eject the person, place or thing that is taking up too much emotional space. Social horizons broaden in January. Friends fix you up with hot leads. Your love life will sizzle on one of the best Valentine’s Days yet. Aries and Scorpio people adore you.

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