BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Scout Taylor-Compton was born in Long Beach, Calif., today in 1989. This birthday gal has appeared in films such as "The Runaways," "Halloween" and "Sleepover." She's also guest-starred on recent episodes of "Breakout Kings," "CSI: NY" and "NCIS: Los Angeles." Besides acting, she is a drummer and currently working on a debut album.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Sometimes it is best to watch from the sidelines. Remember that how well you are doing in the game of life is only a matter of perspective. Put an attractive spin on the revolutionary ideas that matter the most.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A friendly attitude will encourage others to grant favors. Don't be fooled into thinking that the boss isn't watching your every move. Prepare to take time off this weekend by tidying up details.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Bubbly banter broadens horizons. Happy chatter is contagious and a pleasant bit of small talk can open up the lines of communication with new companions. You might learn something useful today.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Under the light of today's new moon you can get a glimpse of the big picture. During the upcoming month you might develop a thirst for knowledge. You can study hard to get a deeper understanding.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The light of today's new moon might light up the dressing room as you try on a romantic fantasy. Be inspired by beauty in the next few weeks, but be sure to give adequate attention to your business agenda.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You find beacons on the road to enlightenment. Today's new moon might trigger a more philosophical mood that lasts for several weeks. Issues of trust might be of primary concern in a key relationship.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your love life can be the stuff that dreams are made of. Sing a romantic duet with a special someone and lavish affection on someone who deserves it. Be sure to be conscientious about honoring old obligations.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Spend a day in paradise with the one you love. Blissfully enjoy the hours and make an amorous escape while someone you care about is in the mood. Don't overlook a promise or obligation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take a chance; dance with romance. Today's new moon might prompt you to dream of escaping the demands of the cold, cruel world and fly away on amorous adventures with a special someone.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Troubles are like water running off a duck's back. Your serious demeanor gets replaced by a more relaxed attitude as a new moon lights up your whimsical side. Enjoy hearing some tall tales.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Play your cards as though you had a winning hand. Spend time with good friends or loyal partners. New contacts or unexpected offers should give you cause you to read between the lines.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A new moon lights up your sector of the zodiac. You may be mesmerized by someone exceedingly special. You might wiggle your way into someone's good graces by appearing alluring and attractive.

IF FEBRUARY 21 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your popularity soars and love might be on your mind in the year to come. Because your sensitivity is accentuated, you might meet someone who meets your needs on a spiritual level, even Mr. or Ms "Right." You might also reach a higher level of success through creative endeavors. Your best time for financial or business decisions is late March and early April when your business sense works well with your romantic fantasies. In June and August, steer clear of any major career changes or financial decisions as you might make an error of judgment. Upgrade the direction of your life in a permanent way this year.


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