BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Amber Stevens was born in Los Angeles, Calif., today in 1986. This birthday gal starred as Ashleigh Howard on "Greek" from 2007-2011 and has also appeared on episodes of "90210," "Ben and Kate" and "How I Met Your Mother." Her film work includes roles in "22 Jump Street," "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Fired Up!" She's the daughter of actor and radio personality Shadoe Stevens.
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): Don't jump the gun. Obstacles and distractions that are preventing you from getting your latest endeavor underway may be a sign that now isn't the right time to get things started. Bide your time and you may find conditions more favorable later in the week.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Honor responsibilities. Now is not the time for letting things slide. Make sure that bills are paid, deadlines are met and promises are kept. You can use your social skills to charm business associates, but hold off on signing on the dotted line.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It's all in the details. Be sure to dot your I's and cross your T's, as accuracy will yield the greatest rewards. You may need to work behind the scenes to get your latest project off the ground. Getting approval from authority figures could prove difficult.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Play the referee. Your calm, cool nature will allow you to be the voice of reason when tensions rise. You can diffuse potentially volatile situations with ease. Brighten someone's day by treating a friend or loved one to lunch.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take criticism to heart. Instead of going on the defensive if someone points out your faults and errors, take advantage of the advice to correct mistakes. Don't expect others to follow high standards if you aren't willing to follow them yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Playing catch up can put you ahead. Take advantage of a brief lull in activity to get the jump on a deadline, get organized, or take care of responsibilities. You may want to wait a few days before starting a new project or signing an agreement.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Respect other people's space. Don't be in too much of hurry to bring your problems to someone else when they may have issue of their own to deal with. Be patient and try to find solutions on your own first.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Evade issues gracefully. You may be in no mood to deal with other people's troubles today, but utilizing a bit of tact to make your retreat can prevent any hurt feelings. Do your best to keep expenses at a minimum for the time being.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): See how the land lies before plotting your course. When entering social situations, take care to gauge the general mood of the room before sharing thoughts or opinions. Remember to listen rather than waiting to talk.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. You'd do well to focus on your own activities rather than telling someone else they're doing it all wrong. Offer assistance to others rather than being critical.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Bide your time. Starting new initiatives or projects now would be taking a real gamble. Wait a day or two until more information becomes available before taking action.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): A penny saved is a penny earned. Stow your money away instead of spending it right now, and eventually you'll be able to treat yourself to something wonderful. Be wary of making promises or commitments, or accepting favors.
IF OCTOBER 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You could let a whirl of social activities, attention and compliments go to your head during the next 3-4 weeks. Someone could sweep you off your feet only to drop you with a resounding thud. On the other hand, you could also meet someone who will prove to be loyal and true blue. Late December or early January is the best time to make a decision about a new romantic relationship. That's when your judgment is at its best and when the people with your best interests at heart will grow closer. Make long-term business plans, but don't launch a new business until after July.
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