BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jean Smart was born in Seattle, Wash., today in 1951. This birthday gal won a 2008 Emmy for her work as Regina Newly on "Samantha Who?" She's also appeared on "Hawaii Five-O" and "Harry's Law," as well as her signature role as Charlene on "Designing Women." Smart's film resume includes such movies as "Hope Springs," "Barry Munday" and "Youth in Revolt."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Polish your professional image. This may be the best time to negotiate or strike a financial bargain. Where physical prowess is required, you win because you're not afraid to take risks.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be articulate with business matters, but remain neutral when dealing with strangers. You're in it for the long haul and won't be happy or satisfied with a casual fling.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Just because it's Friday the 13th doesn't mean every black cat has its eye on you. Mysteries may amuse and bemuse you, but you could become too engrossed in a fantasy game.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Friday the 13th doesn't scare you one bit. You have the intelligence to walk around ladders and the quick thinking to handle any superstition that that tries to impede your progress.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The good things in life are free, even if they don't hang around long enough to gather dust. Someone new that you enjoy being with may end up being here today and gone tomorrow.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): View opposition as a challenge. Take charge of situations that are hard to pinpoint. Remain straightforward and honest with friends. Honest toil and sportsmanship work wonders.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Fantasies of upcoming ecstasies fail. A night on the town doesn't need to drag you down. Keep your money in your pocket and don't give your heart away to the first person you meet.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Talk things over with a loved one and eradicate misunderstandings before they snowball into a pile of trouble. Rather than analyzing emotional issues, stick to facts and numbers.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): All's well that ends well. Use some downtime to reevaluate problems obstacles, but don't be a couch potato. Short outings refresh your enthusiasms and offer food for thought.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Get physical. Some fresh air and exercise might be just what the doctor ordered. Hold off on major purchases and shopping expeditions, as you might not need what you think you do.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put your best foot forward. You could be the target of someone's romantic ardor since people view you through a lens of fantasy. Play it cool, since a decision about love could backfire.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotional cross currents can be avoided by remaining active. Find something to do that absorbs your interest and will exercise your body, as well. Remain above petty squabbles.

IF SEPTEMBER 13 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your shrewdness and business smarts make you top gun wherever financial planning, career ambitions, or business decisions are concerned during the next four to six weeks. With dynamic Uranus sending its energy your way, as well, you can ride on a surfboard of ingenuity and extend your social network, along with upgrading your bank account. New relationships can widen your horizons, but ask your friends if a beguiling new playmate is really Mr. or Ms. Right. The month of March may offer opportunities for advancement or lucky breaks. That's the best time to set your fondest dreams into motion with the best chance of success.