BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Natascha McElhone was born in Surrey, England, on this date in 1969. This birthday gal has starred opposite David Duchovny on the cable series "Californication" since 2007. She also starred with Bill Pullman in the 2005 miniseries "Revelations." On the big screen, she's appeared in movies such as "Ronin," "The Truman Show" and "Solaris."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You might yearn for greener pastures - but right now, they are all brown. You must face the fact that it is the wrong season for love. You suffer from poor timing when you try to satisfy romantic fantasies.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Above all, value dependability and reliability. Someone may prove his or her true worthiness today. Important issues require your attention, but remember to be appreciative of loyal partners.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sit down and sit a spell if you feel spellbound. That carefree feeling of utter confidence that things will work out in the end may mislead you. Avoid making frivolous purchases or promises.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stretch dollars like a rubber band. Listen to those in the know and you could discover ways to make your pennies go further. Romance might enter your life through school or from far away.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Jumping into action is like jumping rope. You possess a deft hand at finely detailed work, but must remember to measure twice and cut once. Accuracy is a must. You will be forced to honor even casual promises.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Every step forward might include one step backward. Put your best foot forward with social contacts who can influence your career. Financial improvement comes by saving money or cutting expenses.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Practical considerations take precedence. To get the most notice, make sure your shirt is pressed and your shoelaces tied. You could hide away and spend time with an absorbing creative passion.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Visions of sugarplums dance in your head. A fixation on someone or something might occupy your mind. Amorous advances may be rebuffed. Keep up your guard and offer good manners and consideration.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pay cash to avoid credit-card backlash. A desire to keep up with the Joneses may be at the bottom of obligations you can't handle. Remain down to earth with both money and love.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Old friends, dependable people or those from the past could cross your path. Social gatherings might seem stilted, boring and deeply formal. Don't buy anything unless you get a very good deal.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You don't need glasses to read the writing on the wall. Your latest romance or a tried-and-true partner may be focused on getting ahead in the world, while you prefer to engage in romantic trysts. Wait it out.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Tact and diplomacy are at your disposal. You can put your common sense to work on your behalf in business situations, but generosity and enthusiastic cooperation may be missing from the scene.
IF DECEMBER 14 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your happy-go-lucky attitude could be flattened under the thumb of necessity and responsibility until the first of the year. Satisfy your hunger for success in the business world or with financial maneuverings in March, when your skilled assessments can be profitable. No matter what deep passion takes control, you will possess the stamina and determination to see it through. You will be free to accept a chance to better yourself and can expect generosity from others in May.
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