BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Fred Ward was born in San Diego today in 1942. This birthday guy's vast resume of film credits include memorable roles in "Tremors," "The Right Stuff," and "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins." More recently, Ward has appeared on the small screen on episodes of "United States of Tara," "In Plain Sight," and "ER." Ward is a veteran of the United States Air Force.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Speak softly and carry a big stick. Show compassion and understanding when leading a project, but don't be afraid to crack the whip when necessary. Let loved ones know you care through a special treat.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get off the sofa before you take root. Make the most of your evening by getting out and about and mingling with your social set. No one will be impressed by your social charms if you stay home.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): No pain, no gain. Show off your physical prowess by being active. Hit the gym, take a jog around the block, or do chores around the house. Your ideal match can be found in someone you consider an equal.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Set the pace. Step out with the gang and dance the night away. You exude energy and those around you will follow your example. Treat prospective lovers like a careful shopper; look, but don't touch.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You only get better with practice. If you are trying to improve your mental or physical prowess, you'll only make progress with regular exercise. If you want to lead others, make sure that you have someplace to go.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The greatest achievements come from the humblest beginnings. Find inspiration that will allow you to set a dream project into motion. Make a resolution to create something, no matter how small.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Follow your partner's lead. The object of your affection bubbles over with glee. Let others take you on an exciting and spontaneous adventure this evening. It's their party; you're just along for the ride.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Just like any other part of the anatomy, a mind needs exercise too. Put imagination and creativity to the test to create something wonderful. Gather information to turn dreams into reality.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Persistence pays off in the end. Remember: It is the way you work, not the work you do, that earns praise and impresses others. If you're at a dead end, a new path is about to open.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you've got it, flaunt it. Pull out all the stops in pursuing the object of your affection. You'll get much further by being honest and loyal than by trying to put on airs. Put your charms to good use.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put on your dancing shoes. The gang beckons you to enjoy a night out on the town. Don't let them down, as it will be your example that everyone follows. Romantic fancies may be brief and fleeting.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Wallflowers don't have any fun. Make the most of social situations by getting involved and not by sitting on the sidelines. You'll only gain recognition by taking action, not by being a spectator.
IF DECEMBER 30 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: When you recite your ABCs between now and the middle of February, you may find it difficult to get past "A" for "Ambition." Because you are obsessed by making your dreams a reality you might not always make the best business sense. Wait until late February or early March to launch crucial plans or begin any major undertaking because that is when luck, judgment and opportunity collide in your favor. Be prepared to work hard to achieve your ambitions in May and June.
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