Did you know it's National Button Day? November 16th has been celebrated by button enthusiasts since 1938. This handy technology has been used for millennia -- archeologists have found buttons more than 5,000 years old. The private Scorpio sun, Mercury and Saturn favor buttoning up key information today. Share on a need-to-know basis.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have leverage in a situation, so use it the way it's supposed to be used: Apply a relatively minimal force to produce an outsized change. Don't worry -- you've earned this.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can't make a map to somewhere else without first understanding where you are right now. Do an assessment of your current way of life to identify the flaws and problems and also to note what's going well.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You know and love who you are. It's not arrogance; it's what's necessary for you to give your best to the current situation, which, now more than ever, is requiring your best.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). An English proverb suggests that a full cup must be carried steadily. Take your time and move carefully through the day, because your cup is more full than you realize.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your loyalty to a friend will be tested. These are the kind of circumstances that weed out those of lesser character. Just know that you're being scored in some way and that eyes are everywhere.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). French Nobel Prize winner Andre Gide had the best advice for this day. "Obtain from yourself all that makes complaining useless. No longer implore from others what you yourself can obtain."
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You want your loved ones to be happy, and you're willing to go to great lengths and make many personal sacrifices in order for this to happen. Consider, however, that giving them what they want isn't the only way to happiness.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You have learned that forgiveness is a gift to yourself, as well as to the one who wronged you. Today you'll even go so far as to offer forgiveness in advance of the infraction just to get it out of the way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You don't need to know everything that's coming up in order to take action. Anyway, the landscape is changing, so even if you did know, it would only put you at a disadvantage.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Those who focus on creating external beauty will miss the point today. The most beautiful thing there is to observe is what is occurring naturally without human manipulation.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're so caught up in your imagination today that the practical opportunities could go unrecognized. A Virgo or Taurus will point them out. For romantic luck, try what you've never tried before.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Success will depend on the expert timing and dissemination of information. The best moment to give people the whole story is when they are dying to know. Create the appetite first; then feed it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 16). You stop trying to meet the expectations of others, and then you take it a step further and stop trying to meet your own expectations. Instead, you joyfully handle what's in front of you time and again and wind up in improved straits. January brings a flood of love. February and July feature big deals and stellar reviews. Scorpio and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 22, 24, 16 and 19.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Maggie Gyllenhaal recently starred in the television mini-series "The Honourable Woman," a thriller about a woman who inherits her father's international arms business. Her sun, Venus and Uranus in Scorpio, the sign of the underworld, lend a fascination with the darker side of human nature, as well as strong intuition, keen instinct and remarkable emotional depth.
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