BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Cynthia Watros was born in Lake Orion, Mich., today in 1968. This birthday gal is known to TV viewers as Libby Smith from "Lost" and as Sam Carr on "House M.D." She's also guest-starred on "Desperate Housewives," "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and "Men of a Certain Age." Watros first drew notice as Annie Dutton Banks on the soap "Guiding Light" from 1994-98.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Although you may be elected to settle disputes because you are seen as a neutral party, don't be distracted from business as usual. This is no time to be a cutthroat pirate to achieve financial gain.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You have a gift for growth. You know that you must water a plant to make it grow. In the same way, you must feed your friendships by sharing your knowledge, your time and support.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Live and let live. It isn't necessary to sell your wares when others merely want to have a simple social discussion. Relax and ignore that itch to tinker with things to score monetarily with every contact.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Bend your views to match the majority. Remain in harmony with the group wisdom. Stick with the decision made by the team, even if you are tempted to create a little flurry of controversy.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Go after your goals fearlessly, but without stepping on anyone's toes. Consider what makes other people happy and put their needs ahead of your own. Set important matters into motion under these stars.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have to give to get. Keep your wallet open, as being generous attracts prosperity. This is a very good time to make irrevocable decisions or set your key plans into motion.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You must be sincere to succeed. Only true love is worth the effort. Don't begin a casual fling with a business contact unless you are ready to have your feelings flung about like sale items at a garage sale.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can keep the peace without strong-arm tactics. Be extra considerate, as a romantic partner may be repelled if treated like a business contact or expected to bow to your every whim.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Boldly go where no one has gone before. Your ability to explore possibilities is your best quality. Friends will admire your courage and a significant other may take pride in your vision.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Choose to tell the truth, as those little white lies will be transparent. You don't need to be on the defensive or try to outfox others. Believe it or not, your friends will accept you as you are.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Leave well enough alone. You must put your acting ability to work and try to fit into each scene. With liberals, keep an open mind. When hobnobbing with conservatives, honor the traditional.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your close friends could stir up creative juices by offering wise insights and forcing you to examine facts more closely. Be cautious of giving a false impression or getting corralled into a controversy.
IF SEPTEMBER 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Obtain professional advice during the next few weeks, as you can benefit by consulting advisers in any field including doctors and lawyers. Start something new, or put key plans into motion, as the future looks rosy for anything you begin. In late November, you could be exceedingly busy and require more rest, so don't add more responsibilities to your plate. Rock along with a new romance that enters your life at the beginning of the year, but wait until March to make a firm decision. March presents a crucial turning point; to make the most beneficial decisions, ask for advice. You will intuitively make the right choice with a little help from your friends.
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