BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Bret Harrison was born in Portland, Ore., on this date in 1982. This birthday guy currently stars as Dr. Sidney Miller on the rehash of the sci-fi series "V." Harrison also has starred on the series "Reaper" and "The Loop," as well as playing a recurring role on "That '70s Show" and "Grounded For Life." Harrison's film credits include "Orange County," "Lightning Bug" and "Deal."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Participate in sports or physical activities to burn off steam. You may be challenged to remain cheerful when temperamental people test your patience. With effort, you will quickly find common ground.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Warm and friendly feelings will be on tap if you can elude a cloud of worry. Spend time with tried and true friends or loyal romantic partners. New social contacts may suspect your motives.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Leave worries and guilt behind. Keep your nose to the grindstone today. Work diligently and bypass the beckoning finger of social activities. An air of disapproval will evaporate before the weekend.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Someone may shake you out of a dreamy reverie. Don't waste your time on the unattainable. Those in close connection may egg you on or initiate a campaign to put business ideas into motion.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You work well under pressure. Social ambition can be a motivating force that spurs you to accomplishment. Don't let minor details or logic puzzles block your way. You are inspired to grasp broad concepts.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sincere loving feelings may be overcome by grinding ambition. If you work too hard, you may sacrifice time with a loved one. If you pursue your heart's desire, you risk losing out in the rat race.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be torn between being sensible and pursuing your dreams. Challenge yourself to improve your skills by trying something outside your normal routine without ignoring responsibilities.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You should get a boost of confidence today from those you love and care about. You must not dwell on problems from the past. Romantic moods could be spoiled by a plethora of responsibilities.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Earn honors by being dedicated to your team, your cause or your company. An impulse to live in the fast lane or hobnob with the rich and famous puts you in the right place at the right time.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A tendency to be clinical, cynical and logical goes against the grain. It seems as though all the magic and joy disappears when you put your happiness under a microscope. Just be happy as you are.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Here you come to save the day. Your ingenious methods of doing things will receive attention. A disapproving attitude might hinder social exchanges, but you circumvent censure in a positive way.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Wishful thinking might weigh down your wisdom. Other people may seem vague or gullible. Although you are quick to defend someone you believe is an underdog, you might also cause additional confusion.
IF APRIL 6 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Right now and throughout April, the world is your oyster and you might find plenty of pearls of wisdom to sustain you through tough times. This is a good time to make long-range plans or put them into motion, since your judgment is better than usual. The same cannot be said for mid-June through mid-July and all of September, when you should maintain a low profile and not begin anything of great impact. Get to work on time and don't risk your money by making investments or signing contracts. Take pains to fix anything that is broken or that invites criticism, as a problem might represent a link in a chain of events. You will be back in the saddle again and riding the range by January.
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