BIRTHDAY GAL: Actor Lyndsy Fonseca was born in Oakland, Calif., on this date in 1987. This birthday gal has been quite busy with roles on the series "Nikita," "How I Met Your Mother," "Desperate Housewives" and "Big Love." Fonseca began her acting career in 2001 by playing Colleen Carlton on the long-running soap "The Young and the Restless." Her film credits include such fare as "The Ward," "Hot Tub Time Machine" and "Kick-Ass."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Drive a hard bargain. It is best to avoid signing contracts or agreements today, but you can grasp the essential details needed to negotiate successfully. Confidential information can become a good tool.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): To achieve the greatest ambitions, you need to apply great planning. You are in demand for social events, but only because people think you are more desirable or more available than you really are.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Leave a proposal on the table. You will gain perspective if you allow extra time before deciding. Even if a special someone is initially unenthusiastic, eventually your sincerity will be persuasive.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Quality is better than quantity. There is no reason to buy something that catches your eye if it won't give adequate service. Get advice from a friend or a reliable source before making a major purchase.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Even lovebirds molt. A new love interest may seem alluring because there is something about him or her that fulfills your fondest fantasies. You may be less enthused when the novelty wears off.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Never accept a wooden nickel, although nickels don't mean much these days. Small economies are helpful over the long term. Good business sense might clash with the razzle-dazzle of advertising hype.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Enjoy a burst of confidence in your business skills. You may sense subtle disapproval from a new romantic partner, but a co-worker can bolster your ego and act as a cheering section. Listen to your intuitions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Talk may be cheap, but a heart-to-heart conversation with the right person could be priceless. Wishful thinking can't replace facts and figures. Plan to have a fabulous joint future using joint resources.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It isn't what you say that counts, but how you say it. Even a dog will react to the tone of your voice over than the content of your commands. Get your point across by being sincere, charming, and trusting.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Slackers need not apply. You expect to work diligently to attain your deepest desires and expect others to do the same. Don't make things harder than they already are by limiting your options.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your best achievements are in the world of balancing the books. Finding a satisfactory romantic partner can be much like catching a greased pig. What you think is love might slip out of your hands.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus on reality to get the job done. The laundry won't march its way into the washing machine on its own. It is much better to do one job thoroughly than many tasks haphazardly
IF JANUARY 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Between now and March, ambitions increase. Hard work and attention to duty are needed to attain key objectives, but this is not a good time to put business plans or investment strategies into motion. You might not receive a pat on the back until April when prayers will be answered. Don't ignore offers or helpful advice during that month. You might not get what you want, but you will surely get what you need, so don't ignore any unexpected opportunities that arrive.
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