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Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and excess, and Neptune, ruler of belief systems, square off, practically forcing us to look at our way of life from a philosophical point of view. How does it contribute to the good of the planet? The smallest choice — for instance, drinking bottled water from a vending machine — has undeniable repercussions.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Doing research ahead of time isn't just for important meetings or job interviews. Knowing a little bit about the scene you are about to enter or the people you are likely to meet will make your experience deeper and richer.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Nothing is inherently good or bad. It is what you make of it. If you decide that you're going to see the outcome as very positive, you'll get to the opportunity quicker. And there is an opportunity. You'll see.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are content within yourself. By acting as you naturally would, you set an excellent example for others. And though disruptive forces come into your life to throw you off your game, you don't let them.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Being grateful always will improve your lot. The more you think about your blessings the more you realize how full your life really is. Fellow water signs will give you something to celebrate.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your elders are not always right, but listening to them will help you today in many ways. You'll be entertained and informed by what they did wrong. Knowing what to avoid is just as helpful as knowing what to do.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are the landlord of your heart. What do you do when someone moves in and is not paying rent? In most states, eviction is a tricky process. Try to strike an agreement instead.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When the question of who deserves what comes up, and it will, the most liberating thing you can do is remove yourself from the position of judgment. Nature's balance ultimately will decide.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Everything you have done has contributed to the person you are now — and also what you have not done. You'll make an interesting choice today in the name of expanding your realm of experience.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Preparation is your success secret. Learn all you can about the situation you are about to enter. Think your options through carefully. By being strategic, you'll prevail.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Though your inclination is to help others, you may not be able to assist the ones who come to you today.

At least you'll be able to refer them to the person who can.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The people you meet are like tourists in your city. Even if they have a map, it is still comforting to connect with an actual person who knows the best this place has to offer. Share your knowledge.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have the key to another person's imagination. In other words, what you express (and how you turn the action) will either open or close the door to this dreamy realm.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 25). You'll have a strong sense of purpose. You'll live where you fit in, and you'll enjoy your lifestyle. July brings a chance to help your loved ones, and you'll make a remarkable difference. In September, you'll learn the ropes in some way. By November, you'll start to cash in on your experience. October is filled with romance. Pisces and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 19, 2, 3, 39 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm starting a technical assistance and computer repair business. I want to be mobile, helping clients in their homes, so I don't have to worry about the overhead of an office space. Do you have any advice for a Sagittarius just starting out?"

Your social Sagittarian nature and your comfort level with entering other people's territory (yours is the sign of travel and adventure, after all) will serve you well in this venture. My one caution to you will be to know when to stop talking. Less is more. That's a hard lesson for Sagittarius, but if you can condense your diagnosis for your clients, you'll be amazingly successful. While many technically savvy individuals can solve specific technical issues, the ones who win the hearts, loyalty and word-of-mouth of non-techie clients are few and far between. The problem is that the majority of techs feel the need to explain the problem in technical terms to non-technical clients who don't have a clue. The client then feels the uncomfortable internal dissonance of having to pretend to have an interest in the conversation while simultaneously entertaining escapist thoughts of lunchtime sandwich possibilities. Best of luck to you!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Cancer comedian Ricky Gervais was the first Brit to host the Golden Globes in 14 years, and he returned to host for two subsequent years. The hilarious co-writer of "The Office" and "Extras" was born under an intense Scorpio moon, giving him a great comfort level with the taboo. Mars and Uranus in Leo, the sign of the entertainer, indicates a natural-born showman.

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