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Cosmic Fire of Fortune A cosmic fire graces the sky today in the form of a relatively rare and auspicious alignment of Jupiter and Uranus in fire signs. There will only be one more aspect like this between now and 2019. The good-luck trine invites us to share our stories …Read more. Sky Stories The Leo moon aligns with Jupiter in Leo to impart upon us the importance of storytelling. Tomorrow brings a lucky fire trine to further emphasize the point. If you're already an expert storyteller, do share your talent! If you could use work on this …Read more. Sentimental Sky If you find yourself crying during commercials featuring lost puppies or centenarians, chalk it up to effective marketing and a super-sentimental sky featuring the Pisces sun and the Cancer moon. This water-sign combo opens our hearts and tear ducts.…Read more. Sun-Moon Spirit Connection Cancer is the first water sign of the zodiac, and Pisces is the last. The spiritual melding of these two astral energies creates harmonies the likes of a gospel choir. With the sun in Pisces and the moon in Cancer, the bonds between people don't …Read more.
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The winter solstice marks a new beginning that in some ways will feel more profound than New Year's Day itself. If the day had a theme song, it would be "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles, a song that Carl Sagan wanted to send into space with the Voyager program. Alas, EMI wouldn't release the intergalactic rights.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It used to be a "you or me" world. Now it's a "you and me world," and you find it easy to include others in your plans and find ways to help each other and mutually benefit from the effort.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll provide excellent conversation and entertainment for anyone lucky enough to be around you today. You're not trying to be funny, but your natural humor will shine through.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's a strange predicament you're in today. You'll walk the fine line, deciding what to reveal and what to keep to yourself. You'll do this with commendable grace.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You wish you could tell everyone to "just behave." Actually, you can. And you will. Whether or not they listen is another story. But you can be very convincing, especially when you get that serious look in your eye.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Because of your sophisticated mind, you can respect the other person's point of view even when you don't share it. You treat the other person with dignity and set a tone of behavior for both of you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll make a goal, fully knowing that it may be futile. That part really doesn't matter. That you have the heart and conviction is what matters most. In fact, it can make the impossible come true.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). How can you speak convincingly about something you know little about? You can't. That's why you'll dive in and try to learn everything there is to know about your subject of interest.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You see life as a privilege. And you'll help someone who takes life for granted. You won't have to do anything special to provide this help. Just being you — amazed by what life offers — is enough.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Ask friends for advice and help. Whatever is going on inside their heads, they will share with you. You have the kind of demeanor that makes people want to give you everything.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You won't mind giving extra care to children, the elderly and/or other needy individuals in your life.

Someone has to, and it just so happens that right now you have more to give.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your willingness to treat people the way they want to be treated will be most appreciated. What about you? Don't you deserve some special treatment, too? Well, you do, and you will get it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Somehow you'll manage to charm people without even trying. It's not entirely a blessing. Sure, you'd rather have people like you than not. Still, you might be uncertain of what to do with all the attention.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 21). When you reflect back on this year, you'll do so with a feeling of deep satisfaction. In January, you will learn a new language or assimilate with an interesting subculture. February brings intriguing social opportunities. There's a shot at the "big time" in March. Changes in your family will favorably affect you in March. Gemini and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 7, 1, 24 and 28.

TAURUS POWER RESOLUTION FOR 2012: How about giving the old resolution to work out, lose weight or save money a rest this year? You can do better. Here's a resolution that will have an overarching benefit in many areas of your life at once — and you may actually work out more, lose more weight and save more money as a result of adopting this one resolution:

Believe in and submit to the awesome power of repetition. Habits are not so mysteriously created. They are forged in the alchemy of daily practice. Take on one challenge at a time, and conquer it with your unrelenting Taurean tenacity. Commit to repeating what works until you get your desired result.

Taurus natives are often accused of being stubborn — a plus when it comes to accomplishing a tough goal. Apply your innate stubbornness to the task of repeating successful actions until you prevail.

LUCKIEST DAYS OF THE YEAR: January 2, 3, 17; February 11, 12, 19; March 2, 3, 4; April 7, 20, 21; May 3, 9, 29; June 14, 25, 26; July 7, 10, 21; August 15, 16, 17; September 1, 2, 12; October 10, 24, 31; November 12, 13, 19; December 21, 22, 29.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series of young adult novels took the publishing world by storm and developed into a multimedia mega-franchise. The author was born when the sun and the moon were in Capricorn, a sign known to have great respect for tradition and classical values. Each of the "Twilight" books was inspired by a different literary classic, several of which were Shakespearean.

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