BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jami Gertz was born in Chicago today in 1965. This birthday gal starred as Judy Miller on the sitcom "Still Standing" from 2002-06 and she has played recurring roles on "Entourage," "ER" and "Ally McBeal." Gertz made a name for herself in the '80s starring in hits such as "The Lost Boys," "Less Than Zero" and "Quicksilver."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Go for it. This is an excellent time to open a bank account or retirement fund or to finalize major purchases such as a home or a car. Contracts and agreements forged now will bring you peace of mind.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The universe will protect you from your darkest desires. The current cosmic conditions bring those who are good for you closer. Trust in your partner to do the right thing in any key situation.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be ready to say yes to proposals and offers. Put a few dollars into the piggy bank for the future. During the next few days, the stars smile on new beginnings, so this is the time to take initial steps.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Career matters can move onto a higher plane. It is a good time to start a new job or buy major appliances. Because you have good judgment, you benefit by asking for guidance from the most reliable sources.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Teamwork takes talent. Join forces with others. If your attention is on having nicer possessions or financial security, lucky stars could bring someone to help you. Pooling resources may be the answer.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put your most crucial plans into motion and you are sure to hit the jackpot. Pay attention to sage advice from highly respected sources and your assets will grow. Promises made now will be fulfilled.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Good luck may come your way. Romantic dreams can become a reality under these pleasant stars. Trust that everything will work out in your best interests in matters of the heart or in financial affairs.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Watch for actions, not words. The people who do the most for you are the ones who can be most trusted. Although you must slow down to smell the roses, you won't miss out on anything of significance.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Spend money to make money. Put your money to work for you with an eye on future security. Your judgment is better than usual for long range planning. Assistance is available if needed.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sow your seeds now to reap an abundant harvest later. Powerful stars make today and tomorrow especially good times to start important projects. Love and money can grow under these conditions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Start living happily ever after. You may meet up with those who appreciate your brilliance and ability to transcend the ordinary. Forge important and beneficial partnerships under these helpful stars.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Honesty is the best policy. If you show faithfulness in others, they will trust you in turn. The more you demonstrate your trustworthy nature the more likely it is that others will hand you the reins of power.
IF OCTOBER 28 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You can relax and take it easy this week because everything seems to be going well, but your desire for success might stir things up. An unwavering passion has begun to build that and heightened ambition may force you to make changes in the year ahead, but they will be positive changes if you plan carefully now. A chance for true love and commitment might fill in the blank on your dance card between now and the end of February. That month, you are more popular than usual and can attract those who can make an important difference in your life. If you wish to switch careers, look for a job, or commit to true love that is the very best time.
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