BIRTHDAY GAL: Comedian Amy Poehler was born in Newton, Mass., today in 1971. This birthday gal plays the Emmy-nominated role of Leslie Knope on "Parks and Recreation" and she previously was nominated for Emmys for her work on "Saturday Night Live." Her film work includes "Baby Mama", "Mean Girls" and "Blades of Glory".
ARIES (March 21-April 19): When your intuition tells you that something doesn't suit your needs, pay attention. This is a good time for creative activities, but not a good time for business contracts, negotiations or financial maneuvering.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It is just when you think you are most invincible that the potholes swallow you up. Your optimism and kindheartedness ar admirable, but this is not the time to trust in business contacts or sign contracts.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If it looks like a lemon and tastes like a lemon, it's probably a lemon. Others may foist their ideas on you, but if one of your senses tells you that the deal is sour, do everything possible to extricate yourself.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Talk is cheap, even when put on the expense account. Someone might be a bit contrary, but you can discuss the situation in a rational way. A surprise phone call may bring good news or clarity.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Timing is everything and everything has its time. Don't fold or show your hand too quickly. Others may seem unpredictable or capricious, so a great deal of patience and forbearance may be needed.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A kiss is just a kiss. Don't read too much into someone's romantic overtures or friendliness unless you are in the mood to make a break. Spur-of-the-moment reactions can disrupt business and pleasure.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today's joy could turn into tomorrow's misery. You may be overly concerned that you are stuck in the same old rut doing the same old things and foster a change that upsets your partner and creates dissension.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The fear of boredom could outweigh your sensibility. Let a trusted friend act as a guide if you want to explore new horizons, but don't be too quick to irrevocably throw away the tried and true.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Easy come, easy go. Impulsive purchases or promises can leave you with an empty piggy bank and an unwanted accessory in the living room. Refuse to alter the plans you have already set in motion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Throw up your hands and surrender. Sometimes the greatest exercise of power is acting as though you were powerless. You don't need to react or take offense when people push your buttons.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may get answers that don't match the questions. You and a special someone could be out of sync; one partner is restless to have some space. Efforts to win someone's support could fall flat.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Act in haste, repent in leisure. Make sure you are adequately prepared before putting your fondest dreams and plans into action. The things that fascinate you now might not suit you for the long haul.
IF SEPTEMBER 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your long-term goals and ambitions can become a reality if you wait until May or June to put your ideas and plans into motion. Between now and the end of January, be highly conscientious; avoid starting anything new such as buying a house or starting a new job. Take pride in being responsible, as no one will give you a break if you make an error or forget to pay a bill. Rest assured that you will have great help from the universe on many levels in the spring. That's a prime time to receive the answer to your prayers or obtain a favor from someone in the position to help you succeed.
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