BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Frank Langella was born in Bayonne, N.J., on this date in 1938. This birthday guy's portrayal of Richard Nixon earned him both Oscar and Golden Globe nominations as Best Actor for his role in "Frost/Nixon." Besides earning two other Tony awards for his stage work, Langella has an extensive resume of films, including "Robot And Frank," "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" and "Dracula."
ARIES (March 21-Apr. 19): Resolve in haste, repent in leisure. There's a tendency to go to extremes, so hold off on making pronouncements that could impact a key relationship. Start the New Year off very gently.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The good guys don't always wear white hats and sometimes don't wear hats at all. Resolve to be more discriminating and look beyond surface appearances before you choose sides in the year ahead.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your relationships might be like a row of dominos; if one falls, the rest might tip over. Resolve to use wisdom and good judgment to choose when to react and when to steer clear of delicate matters.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You deserve the lion's share of attention but may refuse to leave your lair. People may push and prod you to make a New Year's resolution, but you proudly refuse to be coerced into making a premature decision.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Verbal gauntlets could be thrown. Resolve to not waste energy trying to win a debate over issues that are minor in the grand scheme of things, even though they might seem crucial today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): You might not get over it, but you can get on with it. Relationship tensions might have you in a dither. Start the year off in the best possible way by keeping a stiff upper lip, no matter what happens.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It's time to fulfill the promise you made to yourself last year at this time. Your best New Year's resolution might be to take advantage of any opportunity to achieve a long-standing ambition.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your New Year's resolutions might revolve around achieving financial success. Powerful ideas and urges are afoot, but not all of them will lead to peace and good will toward men.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It's not only a New Year, but there's a New Moon, representing new starts in your sign. The need to compete ruthlessly and dominate the playing field might motivate your New Year's resolutions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Major transitions that are in process in the background might focus your attention on achieving ambitions, but may require long hours and the need for better organization as the New Year unfolds.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Charm your way to the top and you won't drop. You can start the year off by proving you're trustworthy and true blue, no matter what problems and provocations the situation may entail.
IF JANUARY 1 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: A passionate desire for success could be the carrot that lures you to excel in your field during the year to come. You may need to pay your dues during the next six to eight weeks and adapt to outside conditions over which you have no control. If you keep on plugging away, you'll eventually hit your stride. Look for improved conditions by April and an opportunity to make beneficial changes in your own life. Providential advice that arrives at that time could pave the way to future blessings. June, when your shrewdness about business matters is in top form, is an excellent time to re-evaluate job structures or re-align your financial affairs.
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