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ARIES (March 21-April 19): A change of attitude will give you the confidence you need to make things happen in your life. Explore new people, places, and pastimes, and you will discover something or someone you really enjoy. A little effort will go a long way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do your best to make improvements to your domestic situation. Accommodate the people you love, and compromise to keep things running smoothly in your personal life. What you do now will make a difference in the future regarding important relationships.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Re-evaluate how you make money or what your strategy is to improve your earning potential. The solutions you settle on should be using your strongest talents and skills to the utmost. Consider picking up additional knowledge. Self-improvement will pay off.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get motivated and moving. Don't let the last-minute changes that someone else makes ruin your plans or your day. Picking up unusual items at a good price will ease the stress that has been building because of family dynamics.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll be feisty and ready to take on whatever comes your way. Plan your day accordingly, and use your energy wisely. Shopping or engaging in other activities will require physical endurance. Playful social interaction will round out your day.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take care of your responsibilities. Don't leave room for criticism. Focus on what you can do to help others, as well as making whatever personal changes you want to implement before the year comes to a close.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make arrangements to travel or plans that include what you are doing during the upcoming festivities. Don't let anyone make you feel bad about the choices you make. You have to be true to yourself first and foremost.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotions will flow, and sharing feelings with someone you care for will let you know exactly where you stand and what to expect in the future. Romantic plans will help improve a relationship that means the world to you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Present, promote, and make yourself heard. Money matters can be taken care of and changes to the way or where you spend your time look favorable. Don't let love cost you; it's what you do, not what you give, that counts.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ask questions, and stay on top of a situation that concerns you emotionally. A couple of changes may be required in order to please someone you love. Be careful while traveling or dealing with sticky situations. Listen to concerns carefully.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Offer what you can, and follow through with your promises. Consider the changes you want to make regarding your career and your friendships. Re-evaluate what's transpired, and use experience to come up with a solution and a way to move forward.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It's playtime. Have fun with friends, family, or your lover. Expand your interests by trying something new. Get in the spirit of the season, and pick up items that will boost your confidence or please someone you love.

Life is like a box of chocolates …

• … decidedly more expensive the month before Christmas.

• … sometimes smooth, sometimes sticky, sometimes bumpy, and sometimes you encounter a nut.

• … by the time you're done with it, you just want to sleep.

• … a lot more complicated if you can't read instructions.

• … it'll make you choke sometimes.

• … more fun coming in than going out.

• … better with some decent wine.

• … except that it's not a box and not made of chocolate.

• … a surprise gift that's not always appreciated.

• … only truly wasted if thrown away before it's finished.

• … the fatter you are, the shorter it lasts.

• … only truly enjoyable for a maximum of three days.

• … less expensive at Walmart, but also worse.

• … the French think they do it better.

• … purchasable on the Internet.

• … old ladies have them, but you don't want the ones that old ladies have.

• … you shouldn't take it from a stranger.

• … if you come to it late, all that's left are the hardest options.

• … of very slight comfort to the homeless.

• … it's a bad idea to leave a child with one unsupervised.

• … the best chunks often go to children.

• … rife with spaces that could be filled with chocolate.

• … the crappiest ones last the longest.

• … it lasts longer if you know how to keep your mouth shut.

• … you probably won't need a knife, but it also probably wouldn't hurt.

• … more fun late at night than in the morning.

• … not as harmful if you brush your teeth and exercise regularly.

• … if it lasts too long, it gets stale.

• … eventually, you're gonna eat it.

Andrew R. Juhl likes the cherry ones.

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