ZODIACAL CONSIDERATIONS

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): One thing is ready for takeoff. Another isn't. It takes presence of mind to be able to distinguish between the two but you are more than up to the task.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There is a lot of preparation work to be tackled today. Before forging ahead, do your homework and set the proper stage. You will be glad that you did.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You attract the attention that you want but is it the kind of attention that you really need? Forethought helps you make more measured and accurate decisions today. Think ahead.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): There can be a lot of political infighting and the rattling of sabers at work today but most of it is likely to be a lot more about bark than it is about bite.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone is in an argumentative mood today. It could be a mistake to be baited into a battle that really has nothing to do with you. Consider the stakes before entering a fray.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A purely physical attraction opens the doors to temptation today. In an artistic or creative arena you are able to demonstrate your talents best through a concentrated flurry of productivity.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A forceful and dynamic presentation works wonders on the job but a similarly assertive show does little to further your best interests in friendship or love. In personal relationships, sensitivity is key.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Proceed with caution where a business deal is concerned. Take no ill-advised chances and risk only time, energy or money that you can afford to lose if things don't go as planned.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What you thought was a promising flirtation or the beginning of a sizzling romance could fizzle with little or no notice. There are enough interesting distractions today that you aren't likely to waste a lot of time on disappointment.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Upheaval or disruption at home is difficult to ignore. By taking things one step at a time you can tackle a fix-it chore or restore order to a chaotic situation in a timely fashion.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Big words that spew from a braggart's mouth don't align with big actions today. Letting empty talk go in one ear and out the other is a good idea and cuts down on emotional wear and tear.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Actions may not bring immediate gratification, especially where money is concerned. Patience is required in order to plant a seed, nurture it and wait for it to mature. Just because rewards aren't immediate, doesn't mean they won't ever arrive.

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