BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Madeline Carroll was born in Los Angeles on this date in 1996. This birthday gal's film resume includes such movies as "Zer0-Tolerance," "The Magic of Belle Isle," and "Mr. Popper's Penguins." Most recently, Carroll co-starred in "God Bless the Broken Road." She portrayed Karen Grant on "Scandal" and has appeared on episodes of "Grey's Anatomy," "Private Practice," and "NCIS."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Buddy up with those who amuse you. Your knack for originality can be highly entertaining as well, so don't sit on the sidelines this evening. This is a good time to rub shoulders with the rich and famous.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Shake your piggy bank to see how full it is. Be sure there is room for more pennies. Those who are too anxious to compromise could lose their bargaining power and leave you a perfect opening to take advantage.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Knee jerk reactions separate the men from the boys. If you want to play in the big leagues then be sure to play to win. If you lose then be a good sport and if you win be sure to offer condolences to the losers.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't let your heart run away with your head. You may be tempted to indulge in a frivolous flirtation but a reliable partner will have business on his or her mind. Stifle your adventurous side for a few hours.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You could find yourself in a challenging position. Maintain a sense of humor as you tiptoe through potential mine fields. Stick to the truth, but don't go out of your way to correct others who tell some little white lies.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Head for the fishing hole with your fishing pole. There is a strong possibility that a new person in your life is a keeper. You should remember, however, there are many fish in the sea and some will simply get away.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You could be thrown into contact with others with whom you can have uninhibited fun. Trust a special someone with your innermost secrets. You might go overboard with spending or express extravagant tastes.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Liquid assets might leak away without your knowledge if you let your desire for adventure overcome your innate caution and common sense. An evening with a tantalizing new hookup might exceed your expectations.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may need to take a few detours or handle some surprises. You can't steamroll over obstacles when your finances are the subject, but it isn't necessary to abandon pet projects, hopes, or dreams.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some of it is just wishful thinking but by thinking it through some of your wishes can come true. If you are wise enough to differentiate between your personal ambitions and inspiring hunches you can hit the target.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can be upbeat and positive to ward off unpleasantness. If so, no one will want to bring you down by discussing their troubles. A significant other may have pressing obligations and you can help.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put your plans on hold and batten down the hatches. If you can sense what is going on beneath the surface it will be easier to avoid obstacles. You may resent those who try to exert control over your activities.

IF MARCH 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: A passing fancy might capture your interest in the next four to five weeks, but even if it doesn't last you will gain more than you lose. You may be inspired to make more money from shrewd business dealing and financial strategies. May is a very good time to make key decisions because you will obtain wise advice from others and may be offered opportunities that enrich your life. Don't make business and career decisions in July because your instincts are off base where money is concerned. Early August is a much better time for a glamorous getaway or romantic holiday. September could be an excellent time to make major changes in job or business, or to look for that special heartthrob who has commitment in mind. Avoid new financial or romantic entanglements in October, and don't take vacations because you will find them unsatisfying.