BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jessalyn Gilsig was born in Montreal, Canada, on this date in 1971. This birthday gal has been quite busy in television, currently starring on "Vikings," previously co-starring as Terri Scheuster on "Glee," and being a series regular on "Nip/Tuck" and "Boston Public." Gilsig has also appeared in recurring roles on "Heroes," "Friday Night Lights" and "NYPD Blue." Gilsig's film resume includes "About Fifty," "Prom Night" and "The Horse Whisperer."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): A star is born. You might receive more than your fair share of attention for your unique talents this weekend. The more you get off the beaten track, the more likely it is you'll find success.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone may refuse to follow the rules or challenge your authority in an effort to dominate a situation. Don't let this get under your skin; let opposition pass you by like water off a duck's back.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can fly by the seat of your pants, but it could be embarrassing if your zipper is down. To maintain the tranquility of an intimate relationship make it a point to honor your commitments and keep promises.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You're equipped to make a quip. A few puns can add to the fun. Let high spirits loose and don't let anyone rain on your parade. Entertain guests in your home and enhance your reputation for hospitality.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Break up the monotony. New places, original ideas and unique entertainments will offer the greatest pleasure this weekend. You receive the most support from your closest friend or a loving partner.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Roll up your sleeves and read the directions. There's nothing to compare with a hand's-on approach when you want to learn a new subject thoroughly. Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be as nice as pie and be willing to share it, too. A "no budge" attitude about a financial matter might create stress. Follow the lead of your partner or a close companion and rise above conflicts.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Handle extra tasks and responsibilities as though you did it every day. Over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, you might feel like you're at everyone's beck and call. Be a good sport since it's for a good cause.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may throw caution to the winds this weekend and it's about time. As long as you don't gamble with your money you can enjoy a much needed opportunity to experiment with something unique.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Variety is the spice of life, so open up the cupboards and start shaking the bottles. Stock up on some interesting small talk by reading the newspaper and keep a few jokes on hand to entertain guests.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can be a mixer, a shaker and a convention breaker. Mix it up in social venues where formalities are not observed. Shake someone out of their stodgy mindset by bringing up newsworthy topics.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Happy-go-lucky is your middle name. It might even mean that the happier you are, the luckier you'll be. Your joy in living makes everyone feel valued and attracts kindness. Avoid buying on impulse.
IF NOVEMBER 30 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You should have all your ducks in a row and can make enormous headway with career aspirations or financial ambitions between now and the end of February. You may have a romantic fling on your mind, as well, but there's little time in your busy schedule for making whoopee. Lady Luck is smiling in your direction during August, so that's the best time to take advantage of opportunities, accept offers and ask for favors. Those who are on your side will be close by to champion your cause and support your efforts. Any project or plan you launch at that time has very good odds of success.
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