BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jon Cryer was born in New York City on this date in 1965. This birthday guy has found a home on TV since 2003, portraying Alan Harper on the hit series "Two and a Half Men" with Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen. He's recently appeared in a recurring role on "Hannah Montana" and two guest spots on "American Dad!" Cryer rose to notice in the '80s in films such as "Pretty In Pink," "Morgan Stewart's Coming Home" and "Superman IV: The Quest For Peace."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can stir up resentment if you seem too stern. That temporary taste of disapproval may trigger trouble so do your best to slap a smile on your face. Avoid taking on extra obligations today.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): No time for negativity. You may be much too busy spending time with a special someone to worry about the bank balance. This is not a good time to enter into a financial contract or to try a new investment.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Delete the dilemma. It would be wonderful if all of life's problems could be handled the same way you handle a computer document. If something stalls or blocks you, just save it for another day.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stalemates get stale quickly. You don't want to let simmering resentments fuel your emotions. Get out and about; do something out of the ordinary and the ordinary will appear in proper perspective.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Conquering today's challenges will make you stronger. The more you stretch yourself to the limits to handle the latest crisis, the more opportunities you will have to build physical or mental muscles.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Leave the credit card on the credenza. Money could burn a hole in your pocket under these stars. Be realistic. You might not be able to afford as much as you wish, so don't let temptation rub it in.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You have that sinking feeling when emotions run hot and cold. Someone close might not know what will happen next because reactions are unpredictable. Don't let anyone push your buttons today.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There is usually a kernel of truth in corny homilies. "A stitch in time saves nine" might be a good motto for you to meditate upon today. Double check your bank account for errors and omissions.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are possibly being offered chicken soup when strong medicine is needed. This is a time when it is essential that you think for yourself and refuse to let little problems turn into major ones.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will end up with the emotional bends if you change your position too quickly. Loved ones might not be able to gauge your reactions, or they set the bar so high you get tired of jumping for it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make yourself into a desirable package; no plain brown wrappers needed. Shine your shoes, get a haircut, or put together an outfit that tells the world you have arrived. Experiment with new outlooks.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you look through the glass darkly, all you may see is the darkness. When you are pessimistic about your own financial abilities you are unlikely to convince anyone else to take a gamble on your ideas.
IF APRIL 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: During the next six to eight weeks, your life can make a clear cut change of direction that will be lead to improved circumstances and fulfillment. The people you meet will have your best interest at heart and you can launch plans without a hitch. May is particularly a good time to make a serious romantic commitment or to pursue a new job or career because your judgment about people and vision of the future possibilities is right on target. Avoid making important changes or decisions during November as you may be on a wild goose chase so may invite criticism as well as failure.
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