BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Logan Huffman was born in Indianapolis, Ind., on this date in 1989. This birthday guy co-starred as Tyler Evans on the sci-fi series "V," as well as starring in the TV movies "A Smile as Big as the Moon," "America" and "Circledrawers." He's also appeared on the big screen in such films as "Complicity," "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place" and "Lymelife." He will next appear opposite Abigail Breslin in the upcoming thriller "Final Girl."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): When you go along with the crowd you often get no further than the crowd. Being independent allows you to go places no one else has ever been before. This week, you should think for yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The best diet for you is not prepackaged "happy" meals available 24 four hours a day at a fast food kiosk but happy thoughts. What you think about today sets the stage for tomorrow.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look on the bright side. Now that the shortest day of the year (Saturday) has past, every day this week will be fuller! Keep your positive attitude in full gear to cope with last-minute holiday crises.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In the week ahead, devote more energy to achieving your hopes and dreams and less energy to your fears. Try to be less defensive and more understanding if the holiday hustle and bustle becomes briefly exasperating.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Use logic to evaluate financial matters and imagination to consider ways to make improvements. You might see where changes are needed in the coming week, but wait until after the holidays to implement them.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): In the week to come, cuddle up with whatever and whoever makes you happy to be alive. There will be plenty of time for social activities, but remember to take care of necessary obligations before the holiday festivities begin.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Sometimes being tested doesn't show your weakness, but proves your strengths. You may be challenged to find a last-minute gift in the week ahead, but will pass the test with flying colors.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If problems crop up, the situation will change soon, but if you're experiencing smooth going, things will simply get better. Put your networking skills to work with helpful new acquaintances this week.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An edgy undercurrent may tempt you to take actions you might regret later. Be patient and abide by the rules during the week ahead, even if key contacts push your buttons or challenge your patience.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The itch to fight off what you consider to be senseless traditions could put you at odds with those in charge during the week to come. It might be wise to simply go along with the crowd and avoid confrontations.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be glad you have some glad rags. There may be numerous occasions to dress up in the week ahead. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to show off your sparkling personality and entertain others.
IF DECEMBER 22 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You may be proud of your business prowess, but the next four weeks aren't the time to show off those skills. Focus instead on your ability to stand alone and be independent of others. In February and March, use logic, strategy and organizational skills to control the direction of your life, rather than falling prey to wishful thinking. Being more ambitious than usual will pay off in April and May, when you're likely to receive applause for your shrewd business maneuvers. Cupid's arrows might strike their mark in that time period, as well, but be sure that a casual fling has staying power. Reassess a romantic relationship in July, when your judgment is better than usual and wishes can come true.
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