BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amy Ryan was born in New York City on this date in 1969. This birthday gal earned a 2007 Oscar nomination for her performance in "Gone Baby Gone." Her other film credits include "Capote," "War of the Worlds" and "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead." She previously starred on TV's "The Wire" and "In Treatment" and currently appears on "The Office."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The friction you sense isn't fiction. Your outgoing nature can't be squashed by mere mortals, but you should be sensitive to signs that co-workers or the boss are aggravated by your take charge manner.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): There is more than one way to say "I love you." You can send flowers or an email, bake a cake or head for the jewelry store, or make arrangements to introduce the new love-of-your-life to your relatives.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. Boredom with a slow pace may tempt you to accept invitations that hold some kind of mystery, offer you the promise of power, or show off one-upmanship.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Conditions over which you have no control can prevent you from relaxing. Finish up with crucial details and put disputes behind you. A meeting of the minds, or more, is possible late tonight.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Maintaining high standards earns respect. Tensions may not yet have peaked, so you must do your best to remain on friendly terms with others. Hold off on making key decisions for a few more days.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): As The Supremes advised, "You can't hurry love." Real love blossoms when it is nurtured. Don't let misplaced passions inflame your ardor. It really is a game of give and take, but you must give to get.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Real love has a way to transcend space and time. It does not need a competitive situation to bring it to fruition. Pitting one side against the other may stir up passions, but will not bring satisfaction.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Parliamentary procedures are perfect. When love is the subject, you are ready to second that emotion. On the down side, you might be in too much of a rush and watch money slip through your fingers.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't rush. Give challenging partnership situations time to simmer down before you offer peacemaking overtures. When tender feelings re-emerge, it is time to choose a perfect holiday gift.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You glow with attractive power. You will find that those who are good for you are moving closer and beneficial bonds are developing. Watch to see that you don't spend money impetuously.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): That light at the end of a tunnel may seem dim. You may be more comfortable acting independently, but other people can be quite adamant about insisting on your undivided attention and assistance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't let your heart rule your head or vice versa. In the frantic rush to make necessary changes you could omit common sense. Seek the advice of trusted counselors before implementing new ideas.
IF NOVEMBER 30 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Make financial and career moves in February or early March when you will have the tools on hand to make many of your most heartfelt goals a reality. Try not to make any major moves or decisions in April, especially with romantic relationships, as trustworthiness could become an issue. Ignore minor challenges to your authority and avoid controversy then, as minor misunderstandings could be blown out of proportion. Once that month is over, you will be on a roll until August when achieving your ambitions will require your undivided attention. By this time next year, you will be able to reap the rewards that you richly deserve.
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