BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Estella Warren was born in Peterborough, Ontario, today in 1978. This birthday gal has appeared in such films as "Kangaroo Jack," "Planet of the Apes" and "Driven." She's also made guest appearances on episodes of "Ghost Whisperer," "Law & Order" and "That '70s Show." Warren has been a fashion model as well as a three-time Canadian national champion in synchronized swimming.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Enjoy spring in your step and summer in your heart. It may be the first day of winter, but it could also be the first day of a holiday vacation for you, as well. Don't be the fall guy; get good advice.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The shortest day of the year also has the longest night. The best way to wrap up this workweek is to prove you are a team player. Do something constructive or generous that leaves you feeling good.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Tame the lion of winter with catnip for the soul. You might have snow, rain, fog, sleet or scorching sunshine to contend with, but no matter what the weather is outside, inside your heart is warm.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Some relationships need some breathing room to flourish. You might deal with an unexpected expense. Stick to plans already in motion and glide effortlessly toward your desired destination.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It's a funny thing, but wisdom may lie in the words of the comedian rather than the philosopher. Even the most outrageous statements may contain a glimmer of truth. A change for the better can be ahead.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Roast chestnuts over an open fire. If you can't find chestnuts and don't have a fireplace, there's an app for that. You need to be prepared, as cheerful holiday celebrations are about to begin.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Good holiday vibes spill over to bless the upcoming weekend. You should concentrate on making the best of the holidays. Don't pursue a new admirer unless you can introduce him or her to your family.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The true spirit of the season colors the atmosphere. Disputes can be put aside and efforts at peacemaking will be accepted by both sides. Early gift exchanges might bring a friendship into sharp focus.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Count your blessings. Like Pollyanna, you must find something good about something others consider bad. You may not see how an upset in your household can be of benefit until time passes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Promote peace and compromise. Generosity of spirit and goodwill toward all can't be rung up on a cash register. Maybe you are so absorbed with making money that you haven't thought of others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): No one is an island. Material concerns may interfere with your quest for spiritual peace. You can benefit by holding a quiet heart-to-heart discussion that lifts the spirits of someone special.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It came upon a midnight clear. Your judgment and assessment of people and situations are better than usual. Conditions are perfect to enlist support from others or for making a peace offering.
IF DECEMBER 23 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Opportunity only knocks once and that might be occurring right now. Be confident that the people close to you now have your best interests at heart and that people who are a bad influence can't get their foot in the door. What you start now can propel you into a brighter future. In late January, however, the reverse might be true and any changes that you instigate could cause endless disruptions. Wait until April or June to make major decisions, as by then your life is on the upswing and you can make firm, lasting commitments.
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