BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Barry Corbin was born in Lamesa, Texas, on this date in 1940. His recent work includes playing Coach Whitey Durham on TV's "One Tree Hill" and a recurring role on "The Closer." Corbin also played Sheriff Fenton Washburn on "Dallas" from 1979-1984. His extensive films resume includes movies such as "No Country for Old Men," "Urban Cowboy" and "WarGames."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will never grow too old for childlike trust. When Tinker Bell's light flickered the support of staunch believers helped her recover. Reassure others and prove that you can keep your promises this week.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't mistake notoriety for popularity. Make sure you are known for the best reasons. Fight the urge to break away from devoted followers. You enjoy more independence by the week's end.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): New isn't always better. A quick fling could be on your mind, but it might disrupt existing, loyal relationships. If you are searching for a permanent attachment, keep looking throughout the week.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): As a famous captain, "Make it so." Close your eyes and picture the goalposts. Visualize your most treasured achievement and think through the steps needed to accomplish your goals in the week to come.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be true blue. Unfailing faith in others is the path to success in the week ahead. Your commitment to a cause or to a person might be challenged. A strong backbone when faced by change will see you through.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take steps in the right direction. You won't get anywhere without taking chances in the week ahead. It may be time to experiment by doing things in a new way if the old ways did not bring optimum results.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are either the anvil or the hammer. You can let circumstances affect you or you can affect circumstances. In the upcoming week, you can benefit from taking advantage of changing conditions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Capitalize on connections. Make key contacts in the community in the week ahead. Place yourself in the eye of those who can aid your career by mingling at local get-togethers or social events.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Prest-o, change-o. Your liking for the new and unusual might focus you on more than your fair share of romantic escapades in the week to come. New friends and lovers might come and go.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take stock of the pros and cons. Enjoy a carefree feeling of utter confidence that things will work out in the end. In the week to come, you can put good judgment to work on your own behalf.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Find the time to be kind. Key relationships can reach a state of critical mass in the week ahead, and you could be called upon to offer a commitment. Your efforts to be sympathetic will be appreciated.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Find your calm center. Seek peaceful surroundings and inspiring environments. This week you might be challenged to prove your trustworthiness and loyalty. Minor doubts and concerns are easily banished.
IF OCTOBER 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Every cloud has a silver lining, even if it is difficult to appreciate in a storm of controversy and obligations. Between now and the mid-February, you may need to simply grin and bear it. Honor existing obligations, but don't undertake any new ones or add to your financial burdens. By February, your business sense will reach an all-time high, so while you can make sound financial decisions, you won't get a free ride or favors that don't have strings attached. The answers to your prayers may appear in May. That might be a good time to launch modest plans or when you receive beneficial offers or support from out of the blue. If you want to change jobs, make a career move, or find a soul mate, the late summer of next year looks promising.
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