BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor and composer Tom Waits was born in Pomona, Calif., on this date in 1949. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his score of the 1982 film "One from the Heart." He's also won Grammy awards for his albums "Bone Machine" and "Mule Variations," respectively and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Besides music, Waits has also appeared in supporting roles in such films as "Seven Psychopaths," "Bram Stoker's Dracula" and "Paradise Alley."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Wait your turn. Troubles that bubble up will quickly fade. A shift in mental attitude could open new doors and give you a glimpse of a better path to follow.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Relax and take some time to rekindle affection with loved ones. Make amends for the times when you may have had misunderstandings. Fix things that require a deft hand.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There's less friction if you're smiling. Knowing that you can get back to the warm comforts of home may give you the incentive to deal with fast-moving situations.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take time to reinforce close relationships with a gift or other peacemaking effort. Your big-heartedness and sincerity will brighten someone's day and smooth out the bumps.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't take it personally. Someone may have a sense of urgency to get matters attended to quickly and completely, so may be impolite. Give busy people plenty of space.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The grass seems greener on the other side of the fence, but you're more familiar with the playing field on your side. Read between the lines to make sense of some conversations.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There's much to accomplish, so just get to it. Focus on paying bills and getting repairs done around the house. It's a good day to attend to things that have fallen by the wayside.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Perfectionists sometimes forget that in striving to make things better they risk destroying something that's operating just fine. Chill out today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Seek clarity. Frank discussions can smooth out rough spots. Get back on track with significant relationships by finding common ground or a common cause.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may be inspired to make plans for a fabulous vacation or holiday while your relaxed state of mind reigns supreme. Plan to spend quality time with family and friends.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Once bitten, twice shy, or so they say. You may still be smarting from unpleasant situations you've encountered and suspicious of others' motives. Give peacemaking a chance.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You'll receive proof that someone is a loyal friend and it will restore your faith in others. There are those you can trust, some you can't, and some you can trust sometimes.

IF DECEMBER 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Keep your nose to the grindstone during the next four to six weeks and eventually you'll grind out something worthwhile. It may be January before you begin to feel you've made progress, but don't fool yourself into thinking you can slack off. In March, your business instincts are right on the mark and you can get your finances in apple pie order. Plan ahead so you can implement major changes, such as relocation or a career change, during May and June, when transitions will be effortless.

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