BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Aaron Eckhart was born in Cupertino, Calif., on this date in 1968. This birthday guy is probably best known as Harvey Dent/Two-Face in "The Dark Knight" and he's had acclaimed roles in the movies "Thank You for Smoking" and "Erin Brockovich." Eckhart recently starred with Nicole Kidman in "Rabbit Hole" and will next appear in the adaptation of the Hunter S. Thompson novel "The Rum Diary."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You deserve a break today. That doesn't necessarily mean you should go to a world famous hamburger restaurant, but you should concentrate on occupying your day with enjoyable activities. Direct your energies.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Expect the unexpected. You may have no plans at all for today, but by no means will it be uneventful. Unforeseen events can conspire to make your weekend both interesting and fun whether you like it or not.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't give into boredom. You can spend a day in front of the TV or you can set your creative mind in motion and make something wonderful. No matter what you do, just remember the old warning about idle hands.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take it as it comes. Loosen up. Go wherever the wind blows you and you will be certain to light upon a fulfilling experience. Check within the particular cloud that you're riding high on for a silver lining.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you've got it, flaunt it. This is the time for you to really show your stuff. Be the one who comes through in the clutch and who keeps things up when the chips are down. Don't get overly emotional in mixed company.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Prepare to know how a star feels. Someone will go out of his or her way to entertain you. You'll be walking on air because you are overwhelmed by the attention. It is time to reappraise an important decision.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Everybody makes mistakes. There's no point in crying over spilled milk, so just clean up the mess and go get some more. Even though the damage may be done, you can gain an advantage by diplomatically handling the aftermath.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Entertain yourself with a creative project. Find something you enjoy doing to occupy your time today and in the process you may also create something that will be inherently useful. Make a game of it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take a walk on the wild side. Old routines have grown dull and monotonous. It's time to spice things up with a little adventure. Explore interesting new places; get out and meet exciting new people.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Today's crisis is forgotten tomorrow. A conflict may make it seem like the fate of the world hangs in the balance right now -- but when the smoke clears, all involved will realize it was just so much hot air.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The gods of chance are on your side today. You can rely on a good bit of luck making all the dice rolls go your way this weekend. In a rare occurrence, you are able to take a gamble with a high probability of success.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The situation is only what you make of it. If you want adventure, go take a trip, and if work has sapped your energies, curl up on the couch. Today is for you to do as you please. Make the best of it.
IF MARCH 12 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Keep a low profile and your expectations lower in the coming four weeks. This is a time to work hard and avoid conflicts with others. Do what is expected and by the time May rolls around you will be in a position to launch your most treasured plans successfully. Late May and the first week of June is the best time to make key decisions about money and love and to make crucial changes. During the last half of June, you may need to fight off a tendency to look for pots of gold at the end of elusive rainbows. You are overly romantic and dramatic about relationships and need to hang on tight to realistic expectations.
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