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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't rely on someone else. Take care of whatever is expected of you quickly so that you can get on to more pleasurable pastimes. Staying active will make you feel good about your future. Good fortune, love, and romance are doable.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take care of any personal matters before someone complains or questions what you are doing. Don't let love stand between you and your success. Look at anyone interfering in your progress as a liability. Voice your creative ideas.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Use your imagination when it comes to your professional goals. The more diverse you are, the better. You want to show others what you are capable of doing. Precision and clarity along with honesty and integrity will guide you in the right direction.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Check out the possibilities, and do whatever you can to help a cause or someone you respect. Develop a plan that will open up new opportunities for you to use your skills. Don't fight change. You will benefit from what unfolds.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't let responsibilities stop you from taking part in something enjoyable. Don't cave under pressure. Make your intentions clear. Love is in the stars, and a change of location or routine will enhance a connection that brings you pleasure.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Travel for business or pleasure. Meeting new people or visiting old friends or colleagues will lead to an interesting proposal. Share information, and it will lead to greater opportunities. Express your thoughts with emotion and sincerity, and you will get good results.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You'll face complaints if you don't live up to a promise you made. Problems at home concerning where or how you live will develop if you haven't handled money matters wisely. A change will be necessary if you want to stabilize your situation.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Go where the action is. Travel and sharing ideas will lead to opportunities. Don't let an emotional relationship ruin your chance to get ahead. Speak up, and take care of a problem that surfaces before it spins out of control.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Easy come, easy go. Love is on the rise, and making an impulsive move to impress someone will have the opposite effect. Use your creativity, and you will come up with interesting, cost-efficient ways to grab positive attention.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put greater emphasis on home, family, and your relationships with others. Both personal and professional opportunities will be directly linked to the way you treat others. Pay close attention to the way others interpret what you are offering.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Emotions will be difficult to control. Listen carefully to what others ask of you, and determine whether you should accommodate or back away. Make decisions based on how it will influence your future, both personally and professionally.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't get angry; get moving. Deal with any problem that arises with compassion, honesty, and integrity. You can benefit if you think matters through and offer alternatives to those looking for answers or help. Personal improvements will fetch compliments.



Lest we forget the Fourth of other months:

• Jan. 4, 1896: Utah, gateway to Nevada, is admitted as the 45th state.

• Feb. 4, 1861: Six southern delegates create the Confederate States of America, prompting President-Elect Lincoln to say, "So?" He would later rescind that remark.

• March 4, 1837: Chicago is granted a charter. Seventy years later, the Cubs won a World Series. That was 106 years ago.

• April 4, 1818: The Flag Act is passed, mandating that the American flag always have seven red stripes. Why not celebrate by having seven Red Stripes of your own?

• May 4, 1855: William Walker departs San Francisco with 57 men (and a massive steel pair) to conquer Nicaragua.

• June 4, 1812: Following Louisiana's becoming a state, the Louisiana Territory is renamed the Missouri Territory, an early demonstration of the slow American learning curve.

• Aug. 4, 1794: Hot as balls.

• Sept. 4, 1886: After almost 30 years of fighting, Geronimo surrenders at Skeleton Canyon. Quitter.

• Oct. 4, 1957: CBS débuts a sitcom that gives generations of young men recurrent giggles over the name "Beaver Cleaver."

• Nov. 4, 1899: Sigmund Freud's The Interpenetration of Dreams is published. Whoops — Freudian slip.

• Dec. 4, 1872: The Mary Celeste is found crewless and adrift, which really isn't very funny considering 10 people died.

Andrew R. Juhl was born on a Saturday in the park. He thinks it was the Fourth of July.






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