BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui was born in Montreal on this date in 1977. This birthday gal is most easily recognized for her portrayal of Sloan McQuewick on the series "Entourage." She played a recurring role on "The Borgias," and has lent her voice talents to the animated series "Thundercats" and "American Dad!" On the big screen, Chriqui has appeared in "You Don't Mess With the Zohan," "In the Mix" and "Wrong Turn."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Plans may need to change as the full moon sheds light on family issues. A determined focus on maintaining the status quo may interfere with flexibility. Try to be less demanding and more understanding.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Repair awkward situations and troubled relationships by being sympathetic and understanding. No mail-order seduction curriculum is necessary if you take pains to wine 'em and dine 'em in a chic restaurant.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Enjoy a chance to mentally shift gears. Move into the fast lane as the holidays approach. Close companions could be tense or out of sorts, but you possess a soothing manner that softens any situation.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Filter emotions that are out of kilter. Today's total lunar eclipse in your sign might temporarily unsettle close relationships. A change in the balance of power might reverberate for a few days.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Listen to the voice of conscience. You could be distracted from key issues. Economic improvements can be made before the month is out, but today is not the time to put your ideas into motion.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Escape to an oasis of love built for two. You and a trusted partner have your own support system in place that instantly buoys up each other's spirits via a quick phone call or a reassuring email message.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The world is full of contradictions. As this full moon continues to shine, you might shift your attention from the outer world back to family, home and hearth just as career achievements blossom with promise.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Watch from the sidelines if push comes to shove. Use common sense and tact to avoid becoming embroiled in someone else's arguments. Someone may plan an amorous surprise especially for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take off the take-charge attitude. You may be too businesslike about preparing for upcoming holiday celebrations. Avoid emotional confrontations over money that could dampen the weekend.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are too busy to have time for emotional content. A total lunar eclipse in your opposite sign might illuminate a brief disturbance in close relationships. Your directness reassures a timid companion.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Fun lovers have fun. Your charm and personal magnetism can draw others toward you indiscriminately, so be prepared to pick and choose from a crowd of admirers. Ignore emotional outbursts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Out with the old, in with the new. Keep your eyes peeled for customary procedures that break down in practice. Like using real candles to light a room, some ways and means are outmoded or inefficient.
IF DECEMBER 10 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: For the next six to eight weeks, you might as well give in to the holiday cheer and sidestep financial or business decisions. Wait until early March, when you will not have so many distractions and when your street smarts are at their smartest, to put material ambitions into motion. Don't pass up any opportunities that arrive in April as they may lead to bigger and better things. Your leadership skills could receive recognition then as well and most effectively launch worthy plans.
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