BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Louise Lombard was born in London today in 1970. This birthday gal has portrayed Sofia Curtis on "CSI" since 2004. She's guest-starred on "NCIS" and "Miami Medical," as well as starring on the popular British series "The House of Elliot" in the early '90s. Lombard's film work includes the movies "Hidalgo" and "Tale of the Mummy".
ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you simply won't take no for an answer, remember that some yeses you receive won't make you happy in the long run. You are prone to spending money on things that are not quite what they seem.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You must be honest with yourself or you can't be honest with others. Although you can fool some of the people some of the time, your relationships will suffer if you try to fool all of the people all of the time.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The footlights illuminate everyone on the stage. Some days, you play the part of the hero, and other days you are the footman who stands in the background. In any case, people expect a lot from you.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Tell them what they want to hear and they will lap it up like a cat with a dish of cream. Your best qualities are viewed under a magnifying glass while all the warts and pimples are easily concealed.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You find it necessary to be politically correct, but not necessarily political. You realize that the more a theory claims to be a universal reality, the less capable it is of doing justice to your individual needs.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A take-no-prisoners approach might work the best. You can wield the kind of wisdom that will let you get away with making drastic executive decisions while remaining popular with the crew.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Kill them with kindness. If you judge others harshly, you might realize that you are judging the part of yourself that resonates with their situation. Recall the biblical adage to judge not, lest ye be judged.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): "No strings attached" means it is tough to form an attachment. A mild flirtation can be fun, but be sure you understand the rules. Don't ante up $20 bills if everyone else is playing for matchsticks.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Anything worth having is worth your time and effort. Take pride in making your surroundings attractive. You may be wise to hang on to what you have even when tempted to make a break.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Remember that the one thing remaining in Pandora's box was hope. You might have delved into something you should have left alone, but that doesn't mean all is lost.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't sacrifice quality for the sake of quantity. Be sure that the pile on the conveyor belt at the checkout isn't too big for your wallet to handle. Don't make financial commitments you can't keep.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Making a compatible connection could be easy as Sunday morning. You might be right on the verge of turning a business contact or coworker into a bosom buddy. Change your demeanor to suit the crowd.
IF SEPTEMBER 13 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: There is always a silver lining. Even if storm clouds make you anxious to instigate a change, don't do anything drastic until after the end of October. During October, watch your p's and q's and maintain a low profile, as people may be hypercritical if you make a mistake. In December, you may be more focused on group activities, but your business smarts are at a low point. Next April and May that valuable silver lining may come into focus and a helpful opportunity may bail you out of a jam. Late spring is a good time to look for a new job, change careers or make a key relationship more binding.
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