BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Paul Schneider was born in Asheville, N.C., on this date in 1976. This birthday guy starred as Mark on the series "Parks and Recreation," although his character is no longer on the show. He appeared in a recurring role on "Third Watch" and his film credits include "Bright Star," "Lars and the Real Girl" and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford."

ARIES (March 21-Apr. 19): Be sure actions are not merely reactions. You might feel that others are too critical of your ideas. Rather than taking this personally, adopt a new direction, incorporate suggestions, or apply different tactics.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make dynamic changes. Under the vibrations of current celestial conditions, you can shift habits or promote positive changes at home or in career. Experiment with new playthings and a special playmate.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Toss a coin. Heads says you know that a very special relationship can continue forever, but tails says that dissatisfaction with the status quo means you need to spice things up. Strike a happy medium.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You need a break today. New voices and thoughts inspire you. Your workplace might be the best place to meet new friends or you might form new, exciting contacts during the course of regular routines.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Even games of chance require reasoning ability. Planning a romantic tryst requires as much logic as a board meeting. While the moon travels through your sign today, don't drown in instinctive reactions.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Only poor crafters blame their tools. Make sure the blade is sharp and measurements are accurate before you blame others. Use a sharp eye for detail to tackle mundane tasks with efficiency.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The devil, they say, is in the details. Rather than being seen as picky, be sure to let others know you are making an effort to be discriminating. Don't string someone along simply for "old time's sake."

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Split hairs without splitting up. You might be at odds over the particulars, but you and a partner -- or a companion -- can agree that through teamwork you can try to make things as good as they can be.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your lighthearted ways might not receive a warm reception. Tomorrow and the rest of the week, provide ample opportunities to turn over fertile ground and plant new ideas for the future.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Maintain a balanced viewpoint. Keep the emotional side of things in perspective and apply logic to the dollars and cents. A significant other may understand your motivations better than you do yourself.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Back up and make a new start before you go forward. If you have been spinning your wheels, it is obvious that you must make a change of direction. Experiment with your latest brainstorm.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Screen calls. Let the answering machine pick up your calls and avoid making a bad choice. You have worked, scrimped, and saved so this could be a good time to think about ways to protect your nest egg.

IF MARCH 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You feel like a romantic at heart, so you might dream a little bigger than usual in the year ahead. You have your head stuck up in the clouds during the next few weeks and might be imagining you have found a soul mate. June, July and September are the best months for financial decisions and career advancement. In July, however, you might be somewhat gullible or distracted by romantic fantasies. Get advice from trusted advisers before making important decisions about relationships or long-term contracts.

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