BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jessica Stroup was born in Anderson, S.C., on this day in 1986. This birthday gal is known to TV fans for her starring roles as Max Hardy on "The Following" and Erin Silver on "90210." She's also appeared on episodes of "True Blood," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Reaper." On the big screen, Stroup's film work includes "Ted," "Homecoming" and "Prom Night."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Acceptance makes the heart grow fonder. Strive to create intimacy rather than letting a minor clash of opinions cause distance. A good relationship will outlast a temporary skirmish, and may even be made stronger.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The old saw that "no news is good news" might not apply under these stellar conditions, so actively look for an opportunity. Go after what you want, but remain sensitive to the needs of a supportive significant other.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When your schedule is packed and life is running at full speed, you can count on a special someone to be as reliable as the Rock of Gibraltar. Intriguing insights from loved ones can help you make a sound decision.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Those castles you've been building in the air are within reach. Write down your ideas before they blow away. You may see endless possibilities where others see only pitfalls.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can see and appreciate some things that aren't visible. People may judge each other on material accomplishment, but you have the ability to appreciate unseen values. You might find that a close friend is a treasure.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Dreams may point out what's really important, so spend some time analyzing them until you understand the message from your subconscious. Improve your communication skills to become closer to an important person.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): When time on your hands, spend it wisely. Rather than sticking more irons into the fire, finish what you've already begun. You may discover the solution to a problem that's been bugging you.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Genius might be more perspiration than inspiration, but anyone who gets anywhere worthwhile is usually chasing a carrot. Imagination is required to realize that the carrot might be worth chasing.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It's a good time to question everyone and everything. You've become accustomed to a system which teaches you how to recite answers, not devise questions. You can come to your own conclusions.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Leave well enough alone. It's tempting to meddle, but a wise old owl will remain stoic in the face of complicated schemes. You have the right to refuse to make unnecessary changes that could upset the applecart.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your outgoing friendliness might attract a new admirer or helpful acquaintance. Don't expect a long-term romance to grow from a casual meeting, but enjoy being the star attraction while the fun lasts.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Approach each day as a clean canvas. Paint a picture that's pleasing to the eye and inspires you, and everyone you meet, to do better. If you maintain your end of the deal, others will be forced to hold up theirs.
IF OCTOBER 23 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Enjoy new contacts and forming friendships with people who share your interests over the next 4-5 weeks. Because everyone is friendly toward you, it's easy to mistake a friendship for a budding romance in December. Read the fine print and don't make crucial commitments. You may have the best success in the world of commerce or finance during February. Your career could hit a standstill in March and April, so don't changes jobs or make major business decisions. You'll need to keep your nose to the grindstone and work hard to earn your wings, but in July you'll be rewarded.
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