BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jesse Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York City, on this date in 1983. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his performance in the lead role in the movie "The Social Network." He's also appeared in "Zombieland," "Adventureland" and "The Squid and the Whale." The young actor will soon make his playwriting debut with the production of "Asuncion."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get motivated. No project is going to take care of itself, so it's time to jump in and get the ball rolling. If you find that you have painted yourself into a corner, use your instincts to get out of it gracefully.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't pass up a chance to enhance your reputation. Being around the right people at the right time could make all the difference to your future. It is an excellent time for forming new alliances and agreements.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Step out for a breath of fresh air. Twisting your brain in knots over a problem is a waste of time. When things seem impossible, step away, clear your head and you may see things from a new perspective.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Knowledge is golden. There is no such thing as bad knowledge; it is how you use knowledge that makes the difference. Education will broaden your outlook and reach goals that were previously unattainable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It's not bragging if you can back it up. Your star power is growing and you should not be shy about showing off. It took a lot of hard work to get to this point, now you should enjoy the spoils of your success.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Out with the old, in with the new. It's time to break down and replace what's outdated. The change should be effortless provided that you can keep an open mind. Make key purchases.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Go with the flow. Your liberal nature can come to light. You may benefit from keeping an open mind and experimenting with new methods and routines. There's nothing wrong with being different.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Have it your way. You've spent enough time trying to appease other people's interests, now it is time for you to indulge yourself a little. Treat yourself to an exciting new experience or extravagant gift.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep up appearances. If all your friends are showing off their fancy new duds, it may be time for you to acquire some yourself. Finding a new hobby or interest could be just what the doctor ordered.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Preach to a receptive congregation. Certain people will be willing to hear what you have to say. It is a good time for formulating new strategies, creating new alliances, and making new contacts.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't hold a short leash. Give your partner plenty of space to do his or her own thing. Calling, emailing or texting every few minutes, demanding to know their whereabouts will not be received well.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Think outside the box. Conventional wisdom does not suit you today. You are at your best when making innovative, creative and perhaps even off the wall ideas. Let a special someone give you a special treat.

IF OCTOBER 5 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Hone in on what's most helpful. Your ambitions can be tweaked between now and Christmas, but you won't make your mark unless you use logic to analyze the numbers. Luck won't be a factor in any progress you make. After the first of the year, concentrate on romance and relationships, but don't mix business with pleasure. Your business smarts will fly right out the window when love or emotions are in play. Next July and August are the most favorable months for you to make crucial decisions, promises, commitments and changes.

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