BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Janine Turner was born in Lincoln, Neb., today in 1962. This birthday gal is known for her starring roles on the TV series "Strong Medicine" and "Northern Exposure." More recently, Turner appeared in a recurring role on "Friday Night Lights." On the big screen, Turner has appeared in such films as "Cliffhanger," "Steel Magnolias" and "Leave it to Beaver."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Surrender to addictions and passions, but remain realistic. A sense of adventure that prods you to explore your fantasies can have both pros and cons. You may be led astray by wishful thinking or waste your energies.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Roller coasters have ups and downs. The moon in your sign might bring changeable feelings to the forefront. Ambitions stir emotions that may leave you wondering if you should leave others behind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can be a master when it matters. You are a genius in areas that inspire you or whenever you get a chance to perfect your skills in creative endeavors. Tough love means using a firm hand with children.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Repeat the prayer, "Deliver us from temptation." Sidestep sticky situations that could bog you down. What looks good on the surface may prove troublesome unless you take the time to do a little research.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Refrain from rocking the boat. Mars is in your part of the zodiac, so desires can prod you into action when you see something you want. A simple solution to complex problems may arrive through a partner.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It might be time to circle your financial wagons. You will preserve resources by placing some limits on spending, organizing your investments, or just finding ways to protect yourself from attacks.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put your powers of analysis to work for you before you dig any deeper into your pockets. Heart-to-heart talks can lay bare troubles that will have no chance to fester once brought out into the open air.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You could feel more competitive than usual. The race, however, might not be on a circular track, but an obstacle course. Talk things over with a disinterested party and get objective feedback.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pass the sugar, please. Others could be sensitive to inadvertent slights, so keep a book of etiquette at your fingertips, crook your little finger on the teacup, and strive to be on your best behavior.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Work and career imperatives eat your hours away, preventing you from enjoying the spare time you crave. You are more contented when you grab a congenial companion to keep you company.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Treasure things of lasting value. A truism is that we all put our foot in our mouth at one time or another. Do not dwell on inconsequential problems or stew over misunderstandings.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may be surprised when flirtations are taken seriously. Meanwhile, stable relationships can suffer minor turbulence. Hold off on offering declarations of love or making serious commitments.
IF DECEMBER 6 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Between now and Christmas, you may be working hard in order to fulfill responsibilities and keep up with a fast pace, but too many social obligations can interfere or trip you up. Late February and early March is the very best time to make career, financial and business decisions. You will be blessed with true-blue friends in April - and may even form a new lasting friendship or get involved with a worthy organization that brightens your life. In early April, look for a cosmic gift-giver who will answer your most profound prayers or provide valuable advice.
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