BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Anthony Rapp was born in Joliet, Ill., on this date in 1971. This birthday guy is best known for playing the role of Mark Cohen in "Rent," both in the Broadway musical and the 2005 film. His other film work includes "Road Trip," "Twister" and "Dazed and Confused." On the tube, Rapp has appeared on episodes of "Law and Order: SVU," "The X Files" and played a recurring role on the short-lived series "Kidnapped."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Handle with kid gloves. Pushy people might get their buttons pushed. You might not receive the reaction you'd hoped for, so hold off on making important proposals or offering suggestions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Will power can move mountains, but someone else might have a bulldozer. Over the next several days, making headway with new plans or goals could meet up with opposition or stir up controversies.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make an effort to spread good will within the community by participating in a charity event or volunteering for an organization, but don't start anything of great importance. Back off from confrontations.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pride may present you with a choice between the pit and the pendulum. Celestial conditions are turning away from carefree frolics. Once your temper is turned on high it may be difficult to cool down.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't wave a red flag in the bull's face. Striving for fairness or demonstrating allegiance to a cause could end up starting a competition. Some aggravations could develop between family members.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make an effort to return kindnesses; be careful not to step on sensitive toes. A little aggressiveness will go a long way during the next several days. Don't be placed in a position where you must defend yourself.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When there's a stalemate, the truth is that nobody wins. Don't beat your head against the wall or otherwise get caught up in fruitless arguments about family, home, or business. Wait for a better time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take baby steps. Before you can walk on your own you need someone to give you a hand or prop you up. This isn't the time to launch a major initiative because you aren't ready to do the ground work.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't stir up any hornet's nest. The stars are shifting into a different pattern, so adjust your pace and watch your step. People may be more likely to take offense and less considerate of your needs.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Work to reach a compromise rather than competing. Opposition to your plans is a valid indicator that you should abandon them. Luckily, you have someone loyal in your corner, no matter what happens.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't be embarrassed to revel in your joys and loves. You might wish upon a falling star only to have someone remind you that it's just space flotsam. Retain your childhood sense of wonder.
IF OCTOBER 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your hard work and determination may pay off with increased recognition or improved circumstances in January. There is a possibility that you'll be caught up in following unsubstantial dreams during the next several months, but at the same time you're in harmony with the world around you. You could be more romantic than usual, so it's important to have someone by your side. Hold off on beginning anything of importance until January, when you can successfully put pet projects into motion or make a permanent decision about a key relationship. Not only will you be wiser and healthier then, but lucrative opportunities and real romance might come knocking on your door.