BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Laurel Holloman was born in Chapel Hill, N.C., on this day in 1971. This birthday gal most recently appeared in a recurring role on the series "Gigantic" and she starred on the series "The L Word" from 2004-09. On the big screen, Holloman has appeared in such film as "The Myth of Fingerprints," "Boogie Nights" and "Prefontaine."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may not have read Virgil, but a very long time ago he said that fortune favors the bold. Your boldness may help you walk through fire without getting burned, but refrain from boldness in group situations.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can succeed by seeking the superlatives. Reach higher, farther, longer -- and don't be content with mediocrity. An appreciation of beauty and the arts may catapult you into new and exciting directions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Strive for clarity of thought. Use all tools at hand to accomplish your visions. Just thinking isn't enough; what you say to others or write down for future reference may have importance for your future.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your sign is ruled by the moon and its symbol looks like a pair of ears. This may perhaps represent how you listen to subtle feelings and intuitions that lie deep within, but they aren't always accurate.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There may be higher implications in the actions taken. Push forward your personal desires, assert yourself and go after the things you want. Your own initiative may produce a turning point for your future.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Information may offer a springboard for consolidating conflicts. The handle for improvement may lie within the immediate environment. Thoughts are things, so direct your mind along pleasant paths.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): When you set your personal bar high, you can exceed the expectations of others. By pleasing yourself first you may become a pleasure for others. Accept your mistakes and vow to do better next time.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may be challenged by changes. Commitments you counted on might not be honored, putting you in a quandary. The people in your inner circle may not be as warm and welcoming as you had hoped.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look ahead, not behind. Learning to plan for the future is a vehicle for gaining self-respect. Your enthusiasm and kindness may attract friends who will be there to help you in times to come.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Spread the charity around. You give freely, but there is going to be a catch. You may have the urge to donate to a wildlife fund, but are determined to get a receipt so you can deduct it at tax time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Fulfill your fantasies. Moving to the rhythms of the world around you, cherishing those people and things that surround you in daily life, and being receptive are ways to fulfillment
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have all the balls in your court. You might feel an upswing in your popularity, especially if you are involved in a person-to-person contact business. But you might go to extremes and upset someone else.
IF MAY 23 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Relationships could have numerous ups and downs in the year to come. A magnetic attraction might not have the stickiness of glue and fall apart between now and mid-September. This period of time is not optimum for changing careers or making permanent commitments, because you are in the mood to experiment, and a part of you prefers the freedom to come and go as you please. In late September you may have an opportunity to change your life for the better.
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