BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Maria Thayer was born in Boring, Ore., on this date in 1975. This birthday gal had appeared in such films as "State Of Play," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" and "Accepted." She currently stars on the comedy series "Eagleheart" and has guest-starred on episodes of "Arrested Development," "Cougar Town" and "Portlandia."

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Don't let enthusiasms overcome your common sense. Stop and think before taking any action. Be careful not to let minor expenditures add up to something bigger.

TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Beware the heat of the moment. You may feel so good in the company of a certain someone that you make promises you'll late regret. Take time to think things over carefully before making important decisions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Good things come to those who wait. An unpleasant situation is about to come to an end and you're likely to be rewarded for your patience and perseverance. Your prospects for romance take a turn for the better.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't give into temptation. You may feel the sudden urge to follow your whims today, but going off on flights of fancy may cause you to neglect important responsibilities. Stick with the program.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Accentuate the positive. Cast your doubts by the wayside and understand that there are plenty of people who appreciate and support what you're doing. Those who have earned your trust can be counted on.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stay put unless you have a plan. If you don't have all the facts, it may be best to take no action at all for the time being. This is not the time for taking risks, as you may lose much more than you gain.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): If you play with the bull, you get the horn. Don't take unnecessary chances; playing it safe will get you where you're going faster. Reassure a partner that they are still "No. 1" before jealousy surfaces.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The only sure thing is that there's no sure thing. An offer may seem too good to pass up, but there may be more to it than meets the eye. Let common sense guide you through a minor crisis or confrontation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick it out to the end. You may have doubts as to whether a plan will be successful, but you're past the point of no return. Making changes may just make things worse.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Problems will take care of themselves. Don't rush sweeping changes since if you simply show a little patience matters will eventually improve on their own. Make plans now but don't act upon them.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can't fit a square peg into a round hole. Avoid trying to force an issue if a situation turns into a dispute. Your best bet is to see how events unfold and then adapt your strategy accordingly.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): A little change never hurts. Making subtle adjustments to your daily routine or regimen could make healthy difference. Don't allow yourself to get drawn into someone else's personal troubles or squabbles.

IF OCTOBER 30 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Being ambitious and competitive is not bad, but working closely within a group situation and demonstrating cooperation will bring better results during the next four to six weeks. Fulfill your obligations to a "T" and don't take a vacation until January, when you can escape for a few days of carefree fun and maybe even live out one of your fantasies. After January, spiritual values and creative endeavors are likely to assume more importance. April and May are the best months to make permanent changes.