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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People often believe what their friends tell them over what the expert might say. Ultimately though, people believe what they tell themselves. The truth will matter less to people than the source.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Irresistible things are not rational things. They tug at a part of the mind and spirit where logic's never stepped -- a place of magic and memories and happenings that defy the rules of economics and commerce.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There will be selfish attention-stealers out there -- marketers, companies and people who want your focus but will not repay you for it in any meaningful way. Stay self-directed.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 4). Heart connections drive the action this year. Changing one habit will lead to favorable results in many areas of life. Your reach broadens through efforts of the next five weeks. You could take your work international, add many new friends to your life or touch people far away with your message. Taurus and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 12, 3, 30 and 17.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "I'm a Taurus. Which tarot card represents me?"

Taurus is represented by the tarot card known as the Hierophant, which represents a teacher or guru. An older name for the Hierophant card is the Pope. This card is about taking spiritual or religious principles and applying them to your everyday life. The Ten Commandments, the golden rule, the Seven Deadly Sins, even the Declaration of Independence's famous line about "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," these are all good moral codes to live by, and they fall under the Hierophant's jurisdiction. Likewise, Taurus is a stickler for following rules and regulations. He's a straight shooter who won't give you any, well, "bull." Follow the advice of a Taurus and you can't go wrong. Of course, there's a flip side to everything. When the Hierophant is reversed (upside down), you get too much big government, bureaucracy and red tape -- too much interference by preachy people who think they know better than you. Beware, Taurus, of your tendency to become too rigid and inflexible at times. Sometimes doing the right thing means bending the rules a little.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Alicia Silverstone was on the forefront of the plant-based cookbook craze with "The Kind Diet," which became so popular she extended the brand with a book on kind parenting and a kind lifestyle website. The actress and activist was born when the sun, Venus, Mars, Uranus and Pluto were all in Libra. For Silverstone, harmony and balance are achieved in choices that resonate with her beliefs.

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