BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Eric Idle was born in South Shields, England, today in 1943. This birthday guy rose to fame as a member of "Monty Python's Flying Circus," both in the TV series and the Python feature films. Idle wrote the lyrics and contributed to the music for the acclaimed Broadway show "Spamalot," based on the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." More recently, Idle has appeared in "Shrek the Third," and "Ella Enchanted."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Win friends and influence people. You can gain the cooperation of others and get your projects launched by asking for a token of support. Someone with hurt feelings will be willing to accept an apology.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It is a good time to correct misunderstandings and restore faith. You can win the hearts and minds of your cronies by completing promised tasks. If you are late or lag behind, you can make up for it now.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Financial expertise can be your Holy Grail. You may never find the fabled cup, but while searching you may find some other things just as edifying. Keep an ear to the ground for valuable information.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Learn to live within your means. Keep old and reliable habits as long as they continue to pay off, but reach for new technology when it is clearly advantageous. Learn ways to increase your cash flow.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take steps to improve your future. The bonds of friendship could be cemented when common causes are acknowledged or a budding romance could float to a higher plane of passionate contentment.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Accept any opportunity that falls in your lap. This is a good day to make important phone calls or ask others to fulfill past promises. You may need to use sweet, syrupy phrases to achieve compliance.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Playing footloose and fancy-free won't charm someone looking for commitment. A magnetic attraction may be acknowledged. Mutual trust between warring factions can be achieved. Light someone's fire.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Heart-to-heart chats and quiet meetings behind the scenes lead to success. With a little effort you can come to an agreement or mend some badly broken fences. You may receive an unexpected blessing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are safe if you are sincere. If you are able to offer a generous gesture, without reservation, it will guarantee that a project or new beginning will be conducted with a spirit of good will and cooperation.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Business and pleasure might be the two sides of the same coin. You will win the toss if you strive to be honest, forthright and willing to make a solid commitment. Use your Midas touch with finances.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The heavenly traffic light is turning green for love and money. Your business instincts are right on target although it might not be the best time to buy items that require fine taste and discrimination.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look as if you mean business and business will look for you. People like to deal with people who appear successful. Make an effort to look like a million dollars if you want to deal with millionaires.
IF MARCH 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your best bet for a satisfying vacation or amorous fling is in June. That is when you can be inspired to spread your wings and indulge in a few fantasies. August is a tricky month because you might deceive yourself or fooled by someone else. People will be more critical of you that month, so pass up a chance to cozy up to a new romantic partner and avoid new financial obligations. Keep your nose to the grindstone and wait patiently for November to make crucial decisions. That is when you might hear opportunity knocking and a beneficial change could occur.
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