BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Stana Katic was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on this date in 1978. This birthday gal has co-starred as Detective Kate Beckett on "Castle" since 2009. She's also appeared on episodes of "The Unit," "CSI: Miami" and "Heroes." On the big screen, Katic's film resume includes roles in "CBGB," "Big Sur" and "Quantum of Solace." Katic also lent her voice talents to Lois Lane in the 2013 animated video "Superman: Unbound."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Wear some reflective tape so you can be seen in the dark. You might become the traffic cop of a conversation destined to keep things on track. You can win the heart of a loved one by avoiding sidebars and debates.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It's possible you've been afraid to broach a sensitive subject. The words you need to win someone's support or affection will come when needed. Someone may silently worship the ground you walk on.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You're in a position to share your abundance and make a positive difference in other people's lives. Set some plans in motion or make a promise of some kind. You can afford to be optimistic about the future.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Important friendships and alliances can develop. Enjoy the benefits that arise from unexpected opportunities and the good will of your peer group. You may see the wisdom and benefits in supporting local businesses.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Spin a yarn. With your mesmerizing way with words you can easily wrap someone around your little finger. Pay attention to the small inspirations and beauties of the world. Enjoy some whimsical fantasies.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put the pedal to the metal and move forward with a new project. You can easily earn or attain whatever you can visualize. A partner or close friend can help you achieve something worthy of your efforts.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't ignore a bird in your hand because it's definitely worth more than two in the bush. You may yearn for greener pastures, but you might find complete and lasting satisfaction right in your own back yard.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Tap into universal wisdom. Your judgment about financial matters is a better than usual, but if you have some doubts, you can get good advice from others. Make something your own by striving to do your best.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It's Oscar time. You're reaching a high point, but it's vital to share the benefits with others. Remember that when you receive the credit, you must also recognize those who helped you achieve your goals.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Real love isn't a fairy tale. You can't pound the pavement or run track in glass slippers. Plan to enjoy a dreamy evening with someone you love, but don't try to magically turn a pumpkin into a Ferrari.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The right to come and go freely has to be balanced by mutual trust and consideration. Don't give in to a restless need for excitement. Peace, harmony and tranquility set the stage for a lasting relationship.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take time to smell the flowers. That special someone may be more romantically inclined and hopeful under these stars. Get in some recreation and enjoy time spent with a significant other.
IF APRIL 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: People will receive a favorable impression if they meet you for the first time during the next several weeks, offering perfect timing to ask for a promotion, apply for a new job, change careers, or make major financial decisions. This isn't quite as auspicious a time for meeting the guy or gal of your dreams because you aren't as realistic as you could be about romantic relationships. You might be swept up in a fantasy. You must work hard to maintain your momentum in late July through early August. Any financial commitment or job change made during that time period could create long-term problems. Make an effort to formulate plans and put them into motion in September, when a lasting romantic relationship can be forged.
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