BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Allison Janney was born in Dayton, Ohio, on this date in 1959. This birthday gal's claim to fame was portraying C.J. Cregg on "The West Wing" from 1999-2006. She earned Tony nominations for her performances on stage in "A View From the Bridge" and "9 to 5." On the big screen, Janney has appeared in such movies as "10 Things I Hate About You," "Drop Dead Gorgeous," and "American Beauty."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You are not a nonconformist if everyone else is doing it, too. Being truly original and genuine is more than acting like a rebel stereotype. Follow your instincts to make choices that make you happy.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take hold of the reins. It is up to you to take charge of the situation or the task at hand won't ever get done. A minor change may be just what the doctor ordered to improve your relationship and your love life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When in doubt, ask. Don't leave misunderstandings up in the air. When you are confused, ask for help and clear the matter up right away. Avoid making decisions if you are not completely sure of the facts.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight. Your predatory nature rises to the surface and you may pursue romantic interests like a hunter stalks its prey. Avoid the urge to act on impulse.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't burn useful bridges behind you. Steeping on someone's toes now could leave you without a valuable resource in the future. This is an excellent time to put your best ideas and plans into motion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your perceptions are highly tuned to your surroundings. A sudden brainstorm may turn out to be more than just a pipe dream. It may be time to embark upon projects that have been waiting on the back burner.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Raise the bar, but don't set it too high. You are ready to take on some added responsibilities but know your limitations; don't bite off more than you can chew. Take the time to erase some debts.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you carry yourself with poise and confidence, there are no obstacles that you can't overcome. You are so certain of your abilities that any goal you choose to pursue with passion will result in success.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Out with the old and in with the new. Change is in order; you are able to break out of the past and move forward to the future. Give yourself room to move in new directions and explore the horizons.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Where there's a will, there's a way. Any goal you choose to pursue has a better than average chance to succeed. Share ideas with others as their support and admiration will give your spirits a boost.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If it hasn't worked in the past, it probably won't work in the future. Don't keep making the same mistakes; avoid repeating past failures by adopting a whole new approach. Remain enthusiastic.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): No one knows what you are thinking unless you tell them. Don't leave people guessing, tell them exactly what your objective is and they will fall into line. Dive into projects and they will be finished quickly.

IF NOVEMBER 19 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Groups and organizations could take up a great deal of your time between now and the holidays. Before the end of the year, you should opt out of the social scene and sit down to create a financial game plan that might include end of year tax strategies. January is a great month to concentrate on moneymaking activities, but romantic trips and vacations could also figure prominently. Late April and early May is the worst time to throw your hat into the ring or to take risks. Sidestep agreements and avoid adding to your debt load. Late May through early June is a good time for long-term planning and important decisions.


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