BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Shiri Appleby was born in Los Angeles on this date in 1978. This birthday gal made her biggest splash to date as Liz Parker on the series "Roswell." She also played a recurring role on "ER" and starred in the short-lived series "Life Unexpected." On the big screen, Appleby has appeared in such films as "Charlie Wilson's War," "Havoc" and "Swimfan."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Getting ahead without losing your head may be your challenge today. You are willing to work hard to make your dreams come true, but may take on too much. Wishful thinking won't make it so.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Hey, you, get off of my cloud. You bubble with optimism but someone might dampen your enthusiasms for a few hours today. Your honest and sincere proposals could be meet with vague opposition.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can give Paul Revere a run for his money. Your revolutionary ideas can be translated into acceptable proposals using your sharp oratorical skills. Apply lightning fast brainpower to key endeavors.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): When in doubt, don't. Veiled details may confuse you with a financial matter, so you may feel you are involved in a shell game. Exercising patience today could pay off tomorrow when better information arrives.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You're dreaming of a white Christmas. You may be dreaming of a lot of other things, too, but only have the time and money to accomplish a handful of ambitions. Prioritize first - and then apply energies wisely.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are at your attractive best in casual conversations. Flirtatious banter could brighten up the day. You are a live wire who electrifies any audience. New romances could be fun but short-lived.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Frugal habits can be beneficial. If you make it a practice to never spend your money on anything without performing thorough advance research, you won't fall prey to hype and misleading advertising.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sometimes, you don't know when to say no. When others brag about a new car or show off a new cellphone your competitive nature is triggered. You must fight the urge to outdo someone else.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Obtaining only the very best will give the best satisfaction in the long run. Apply due diligence when considering a major purchase; read reviews or search for trustworthy consumer feedback.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ponder the vicissitudes of a vicious circle. The need to be industrious to please others can leave you with little time to spend with them. Strike a happy balance between two key necessities.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Discover the details and find out if they dovetail with your expectations. Trust that others care about you. You will find that someone is willing to go an extra mile to be sure that you benefit financially.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Exude charm and impress others with your integrity and dedication. This is a good time to discuss matters of trust or to convince others of your sincerity. The good opinions of others will pay off later.
IF DECEMBER 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Sit back and relax. You are inspired, but could be too tired to get anything worthwhile accomplished. Until early March, your ability to make material success a priority can be undermined by your social obligations, group dynamics - or even your love life. In late February through the first week of March, your street smarts and business acumen come to a peak making that an excellent time for investment decisions or career moves. You will find that people who have your best interest at heart grow closer between late March and early April. That is a good time to make key decisions about the direction of your life or to launch significant projects.
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