BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Linda Hunt was born in Morristown, N.J., on this date in 1945. This diminutive birthday gal currently stars as Hetty Lange on "NCIS: Los Angeles," as well as having played recurring roles on "The Practice" and "Without a Trace." Hunt has shown her stuff in films, earning a 1983 Oscar for her performance in "The Year of Living Dangerously" and appearing in "Dune," "Kindergarten Cop," "Silverado" and "Dragonfly."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you reach the end of your tether, just stay there. You won't be able to overcome your limitations through brute force or rebelliousness. You may be briefly frustrated by a lack of cooperation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This isn't the time play to games. If you can't make an informed decision based on logic and facts, then make no decision at all. You may be casual about something that requires precision.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Inflated egos are like balloons filled with hot air and easily brought down to earth. You may feel that others are luckier and more talented than you, but the people you compare yourself with may be exaggerating.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Remain on your toes, like a boxer in the ring. A passing tempest in a sizable teapot can be avoided, but any storm system could circle around and come at you from another unexpected direction.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't commit or omit. Be aware that people could be grouchier than usual under these stars. This is not a good time to ask for a favor or begin a fling. You may be pinned in a corner by your own mistakes.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Just wait out a period of unrest. The deck is stacked against you if you embrace a new financial obligation or instigate a major change. Don't make a promise under these stars as it may be regretted later.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you show off, you can be shown up. Any flamboyance on your part might result in disapproval from key contacts. A yen for instant gratification is best satisfied by spending time with a time-tested partner.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Tread water. Familiar habits and rituals provide comfort when you find it impossible to begin something new. This isn't an advantageous time to sign contracts, make major purchases or break bad habits.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It is true that a fools and their money are soon parted. Your enthusiasms and desire to show off your generous nature could outweigh your common sense. Restrain your desire to gamble with assets.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Create your own oasis of tranquility. With rings on your fingers and bells on your toes, you can have music wherever you go. Your best bet is to keep yourself busy doing whatever it is you do best.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't throw the dice and hope for the best. Gambling on an uncertain outcome might not be wise at this juncture. Your loved ones may be more critical and demanding than usual, so patience is needed.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): People do not like being taken for granted. Usually they won't react badly when their good will is abused, but this weekend the worm may turn. Don't risk a relationship by being insincere and careless.

IF APRIL 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Find ways to expand your horizons and improve your appearance during your birthday week. Right now, everyone seems to look at you through rose colored glasses, but you can't always get by on your charm. Take precautions to mend fences, pay bills and settle disputes now, so that you won't have any loose ends that can trip you up in the second half of April. Early July may be the most satisfying time for a vacation or uncommitted romantic fling. In August you must once again watch your p's and q's, as people in general will be more exacting and critical of your actions. January might be the best time to launch your important plans or make key decisions.

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