BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Lori Petty was born in Chattanooga, Tenn., today in 1963. This birthday gal has created memorable roles in films such as "A League of Their Own," "Tank Girl" and "Point Break." More recently, she's had recurring roles on series like "The Cleaner," "Prison Break" and "House M.D." Petty also has provided the voice of villainous Livewire on both "Superman: The Animated Series" and "The New Batman Adventures."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Leave room for adjustment. Don't take important financial steps now, as you might spend too much, but plan to act in the near future. It is possible you lack an accurate picture of what is involved.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be forthright and true blue and others will follow your lead. Be clear about your intentions and avoid giving or accepting insincere assurances from others. You need all terms to a contract in writing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look to the future instead of the past. Ignore old animosities and enemies. For a few hours today, you may be the perfect seer and your crystal ball could show you the path to long-term happiness.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Avoid dealing under the table. Avoid any financial matter that isn't completely on the up-and-up so it won't come back to haunt you. Where love is concerned, wait to act until doubts and fears vanish.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Find a bridge over troubled waters. The misgivings and suspicions you have may be unfounded. If plagued by fears and doubts where romance is concerned, it is best to wait out any brief period of indecision.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Patch the hole in the dam before floodwaters can break through. Trust that repairing problems early will prevent even bigger ones from appearing. Spending money on extravagances is wasteful.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Only deal with people you trust implicitly. If in doubt about someone's sincerity or honesty, you would be wise to pass up their offers or remain skeptical of their promises. Pay attention to personal criticism.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Confer with a significant other who can offer a guiding light when you feel you are in the dark. You may have an urge to go on a spending spree, but would be smart to save your money for a rainy day.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Honesty is always the best policy, but especially now. Remain skeptical of exaggerated claims or gossip that comes your way. Avoid participating in any activity that falls in the gray areas of law.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A philosophical attitude alters aggravating situations. Try looking on the bright side; if flaws and errors show up now, you have an opportunity to fix things before they break down completely.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A stalemate may mar a relationship. If you dwell only on the negatives, you might not make progress. Bear in mind, though, that optimism might not be grounded in facts. The best motto today is, "Let bygones be bygones."
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are your best in one-on-one meetings in which others can appreciate your genuine honesty and truthfulness. Don't take shortcuts when career matters are concerned or put your reputation at risk.
IF OCTOBER 14 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: A recent taste of purpose and success has left you hungry for more. In the next several months, it is highly likely that thriving ambitions will prod you to work around the clock. Take good care of your health and remain willing to be humble and gather more experience. Don't make any major changes in your life until next April and May when opportunities might arise and when a glimmer of future rewards will be on the horizon. Play your cards right and you will be able to take advantage of deliciously helpful opportunities that will bring both material gain and spiritual satisfaction.
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