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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're trying to learn the social lay of the land. It starts with figuring out each person's motive. Seeing as no one will tell you what his or her real purpose is, you'll have to figure it out from clues.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). This day comes with a built-in assignment for you -- and the added bonus of all the motivation, inspiration and resources you need to do a fantastic job.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You either are not in the mood to go by the book or simply see a better way. In your defense, "the book" was written a very, very long time ago; things have really changed since then.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 23). You'll exercise your wit, hone your intellect and contribute to a project that involves many other sharp minds like yours. The next seven weeks will inject your world with more fun. The end of the year is a financial lift, and in 2018, business starts to take off in an interesting new direction. You'll travel with friends. Libra and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 32, 12, 29 and 5.

TURN THE DOWNSIDE OF YOUR SIGN INTO AN ASSET: Noted for popularity, AQUARIUS is a sign for the people. The water-bearing symbol of Aquarius speaks to the serviceable nature of this sign. Admirably, Aquarius will go out of the way to make sure that everyone is cared for. But Aquarian generosity can also begin a cycle of codependence. How can Aquarius natives avoid becoming enablers? The key is to give the kind of help that allows people to help themselves. It is better to teach someone a skill than to provide the kind of assistance that fosters weakness and dependence.

PISCES is among the most sensitive and impressionable signs of the zodiac; therefore, Pisces is susceptible to all kinds of influences -- good and bad. This susceptibility is precisely how Pisces empathizes with others -- by entering their world, sharing their feelings, taking on their beliefs and joining their experience. It is what makes Pisces great artists and wise souls. For this gift to be purely an asset, Pisces must be extremely careful in choosing good company. One rule of thumb for Pisces: Never hang out with anyone you wouldn't want to be, because chances are you will, in some way and in some moment, try on the identity of whomever you are with.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: In true Scorpio style, movie star Ryan Reynolds married the lovely "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively in a top-secret wedding, and the superstar manages to maintain an extremely private family life with Lively and their two daughters. Reynolds was born under a Scorpio moon, too, and to top that off, his natal Mars and Uranus are both in the mysterious Scorpion. His love of privacy is epic!

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