BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Sarah Shahi was born in Euless, Texas, today in 1980. This birthday gal starred as Carmen de la Pica Morales on the series "The L Word." She currently stars on TV's "Fairly Legal" and previously starred on "Life." Shahi, born Aahoo Jahansouz, has played recurring roles on both "Alias" and "Dawson's Creek."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Amorous interests that were stored away in the deep freeze can thaw under these planetary conditions. Not only can you be more competitive in the business world, you can also win someone's heart.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Yesterday's misunderstandings can be clarified today. Exert a little effort and your relationships will get back on track. Harmless flirtations could improve your spirits and soothe your bruised ego.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Facts will get you further than charm. You can engineer your way to the top in any negotiations by having a handle on the facts and figures. You will find the right words and tools at a crucial moment.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your position may shift into high gear. To receive the recognition you deserve depends upon obtaining the favorable opinion of those in charge. Keep your own counsel where money is concerned.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Onward and upward. Your creative abilities and love life are running at fast forward, so you can't stop to reconsider your objectives or goals today. You must leap boldly into a fresh and exciting situation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Go-getters get on the go. The conditions are perfect for a concerted push where personal ambitions are concerned. This could be a good day to start an exercise program or compete for top honors.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your mind may be on romance, so you may forget something important. Keep focused on your work and make sure that bills are paid on time. Problems from the past could erupt in the next few days.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A starving mind needs sustenance. Feed your brain some facts and figures and seek logical answers to your most important questions. Produce concrete results through your own efforts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Strut your stuff. Don't be bashful about being seen as a dedicated performer in workplace situations. Others will note your commitment. To earn recognition, you will need to work hard.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The fires of ambition are burning bright. Harness this extra energy and get much accomplished quickly. Past mistakes can create a brief panic. Steer clear of old rivals during the next few days.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Fascinating people could enter your world. Everyone wants a quick response and the competition is fierce. Only time will tell, so don't be too quick on the draw where love or money is concerned.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have a friendly sparkle that attracts others like moths to a flame. New romances may heat up under the glow of warm personal interactions. You may let money burn a hole in your pocket.

IF JANUARY 10 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Unsettled conditions will settle down in six to eight weeks, so you can concentrate on achieving your career or business aspirations. If you have been praying for help or need a job, stay alert in April when your prayers could be answered. Any opportunity that shows up at your doorstep in late April will fulfill your needs, even if you don't think so at the time. Good relationships will become stronger, while troublesome ones might dissipate. You have your finger on the pulse of success for business, job, or career in late May.


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