BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Annabeth Gish was born in Albuquerque, N.M., on this date in 1971. This birthday gal starred as Elizabeth Bartlet Westin on "The West Wing" and also played Scully's replacement in the final two seasons of "The X-Files." On the big screen, Gish has appeared in "Wyatt Earp," "Nixon" and "Beautiful Girls." Gish's first big role was the lead in the 1986 movie "Desert Bloom."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The further backward you can look, the further into the future you can see. It will pay to remember past experiences in the week to come. The lessons learned about being politically correct can be of value.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pretty as a picture. In the week to come, your outlook could be colored by what you want to see, rather than what really exists. Be sure to ask for feedback and opinions from trusted friends and advisors.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Listen to the bee in your bonnet. The beneficial buzz of gossip that travels along the local grapevine could offer you some worthy words of wisdom in the week ahead. Think carefully before you speak.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can't drink from the glass if you draw the short straw. The week to come might offer several instances in which you must put your pride on the back burner and simply be a cog in the wheel.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are flying over the ozone layer. Your head may be too far above the clouds to deal gracefully with earthly concerns this week. Be careful that you don't ignore responsibilities or give offence.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Learn the consequences of getting what you wish for in the week to come. A tendency to blurt out the truth can put you at odds with valued companions in the next few days, so learn to be humble.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Your penchant for perfection might make you seem picky. In the week to come, you might strive to add some finishing touches to a project and tweak tiny details until it looks as perfect as possible.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Jump at a chance to own the best like a panhandler grabbing a $50 bill. In the week ahead, your good taste helps you pick the nicest of the nice; instincts for social maneuvering are at their best.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" A tendency to play the blame game could backfire in the week ahead. Accept responsibility for errors, rather than emulating Laurel and Hardy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Never negotiate out of fear, but never fear to negotiate. In the week to come, you might feel that you are backed into a corner by circumstances or peer pressure. Don't be afraid to find a compromise.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone might toy with your affections. Alternatively, the ones you love aren't toys to cast aside and pack away in a box when you are tired of playing. Make sure playmates are given attention this week.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Some chapters of your life are better off left unpublished. In the week ahead, don't give anyone any reason to publicize your errors or gossip about your mistakes. Work efficiently and don't skip key steps.

IF MARCH 13 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: If a new romance or a fresh career path is offered between mid-May and the end of June, accept it. You will have an excellent chance to make noteworthy improvements in your life and reach a higher level of success this year. Don't trust your impulses or feelings in August or September when your ability to wind people around your little finger is at a low point and your reputation could be in jeopardy. An unstable relationship might falter then. Put all your most important plans in motion during the last half of December and you will glide effortlessly through the next year.

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