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When you have precise directions to get from point A to point B, and one of the roads involved is closed, the rest of the directions are rendered useless until you find a way around that road — that is, unless you really know where you are. Knowing where you are makes finding a detour relatively easy. Grounded Taurus lunar vibes will help.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's time to reach out and risk. Follow your daring impulse, pitch your idea or extend your offer. Regardless of whether you get the result you were hoping for or not, the spontaneity will invigorate you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're not in it alone; the others just haven't joined you yet. They don't yet know enough to come into the picture. So start telling people what you're doing, and what you need.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). No one is born with character. Character is the natural outcropping of your choices, mainly the little ones today. Each small challenge is a chance to rise up and meet the moment with grace.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It may help you to think of your thoughts as items scattered around the rooms of your mind, some of little or no value, others pearls. You can go in and tidy up just as you would your home.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Children need different things at age 5 than they do at age thirteen, and here you are, grown, and still growing, needing different things as you go. In a new stage, you might not be sure what you need, but experiments will show you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can like a person and still dislike the person's behavior. It won't help to criticize though. For now, just observe with a compassionate heart. It's very likely things will turn around on their own.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There's a lot of information out there you don't need to or want to know. The way to filter it is to figure out what you do want to know and go deeper and deeper into that area of knowledge. All else will fade on the periphery.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The words of William Shakespeare in "King Henry IV" will apply. "The better part of valor is discretion, in which, better part I have saved my life." Your life isn't at stake, but your enjoyment may be.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). A person who is time rich and cash poor is in a far better position than one in the opposite situation. With the drop of one responsibility, your time could open up unexpectedly. This is a golden opportunity indeed.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Success will be a matter of sorting. There will be a few things to match up: What you have to give, what you like to give, who needs such a thing, and who meets your qualifications of exchange.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Ambitions will drive you forward, and, because you choose such interesting ones, they drive you forward in novel ways, involving fascinating people and culminating in one-of-a-kind scenarios.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The power of habit is not to be underestimated. A strong habit can conquer any number of complex emotional conditions. It can settle the wilderness of the mind.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 19). You're stepping up your game this year, simply because you've done what you can where you're at and you're ready to go to the next level. This will involve exciting changes. Three standout events will reflect your status, solidify your alliances and crystalize your memory of this remarkable time of life. Sagittarius and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 33, 38 and 18.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm a 77-year-old Libra writing my memoirs so that my children will have my side of the family history. Do you think it's ethical to leave out all of the bad things? I'm not entirely proud of everything I've done in my life, but I do know that I did them for a reason. I'm no criminal, and yet I know I've hurt people and also at times taken the low road when I should have taken the high road. Can I leave out these parts?"

As the sign of the scales, Libra has a strong sense of justice. But these are your memoirs, not your testimony in a court of law. It is said that history is written by the victors, and, as the star of your story, you fall into the category. This is your chance to celebrate whatever aspects of your life that you would like to focus on. Your reticence to do so suggests to me that you will find a great benefit in writing about the parts of your life you'd rather forget, too. Think of this as an exercise to help you come to terms with the complete person you are now. It won't be part of your memoirs, just part of your healing. Best of luck!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Jake Gyllenhaal is the child of a director and a screenwriter, so it's no wonder he and his sister Maggie have turned their talents toward the big screen since childhood. With four luminaries in the high-energy sign of Sagittarius, confidence, charisma and luck are constant companions. A witty Gemini moon makes Gyllenhaal the life of the dinner party.

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