BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Samantha Mathis was born in New York City on this day in 1970. This birthday gal has appeared in such films as "Broken Arrow," "Little Women" and "American Psycho." She's starred in both the miniseries "The Mists of Avalon" and "'Salem's Lot" and most recently appeared in a recurring role on "Grey's Anatomy." Mathis is the daughter of actress Bibi Besch.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are judged by the company you keep. If you feel that others are not supporting your goals, then it is time for a frank talk. The people who are good for you grow closer while detractors disappear.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you have energy and enthusiasm, you can excel. But you must use common sense before you invest your money. If in doubt, it is best to ask for advice from a loved one or a successful professional.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Words of wisdom and love are the truly valuable things to treasure. Apply your ample common sense to every problem you face and you will gain cooperation and acceptance from adversaries.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Demonstrate solidarity. Group dynamics might not be your cup of tea, but it could be a case of "united we stand, divided we fall." If you are a good listener, you might hear what you want to hear.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The "my way or the highway" attitude simply won't cut it. Add some finesse to your presentations; ask for opinions and offer to compromise. You will reach your goals if you will reach out to others.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Disposable income is disposed. An embarrassment of riches is a problem you don't mind to disclose. Going overboard with personal entertainment such as videos and books can upset a savings plan.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Blind faith can be a blessing. Your physical senses may tell you that that it is time to be skeptical or time to take aggressive action, but your intuitions tell you that everything will be just fine in the end.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Every team needs a cheerleader. A significant other could champion your cause or support your dreams in a way that improves your reputation. You have a tendency to err on the side of generosity.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pull out all the stops. Cosmic conditions are fabulous for creative endeavors, meeting new people and acting on inspirations. By delegating authority, you can reserve more time for your interests.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There is safety in numbers. A little competition from within your own circle gives you an opportunity to appreciate those who are your best allies and staunchest supporters. You can't do it alone.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Divas may dive off the cliff without a golden parachute. If you want to reap the benefits of being on the winning team, you will need to prove that you can be a team player. Help someone along.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Add one and one to find the answer. Logic might be needed if you want to achieve your goals. A passionate desire to be popular and successful is augmented by facts and figures to plot your course.
IF MAY 12 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You may earn high marks as a leader or reliable confidante in the next month. People will respect your abilities and may offer you beneficial opportunities or wise advice. Embrace either one and see a marked improvement in your life. In June, you can escape for a delightful vacation or while away the hours with a new love interest. You could be at your best in group situations where your genuine friendliness and fairness to people of various walks of life is a valuable asset. Your business sense is sound in August and September so career and financial matters will thrive, but a desire for amorous escapades could rattle your concentration. Lay low in October when you should not make major purchases or borrow money, and sidestep making major changes that could incur long term responsibilities that will be difficult to live up to.
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