HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 25, 2009:

This year, you open up to many different financial possibilities. But continue to be a cynic, and discover what works for you and what doesn't. Avoid heavy risk-taking, though in a sense you do like a gamble or two. Keep it within your budget. If you are single, others find you to be extremely attractive. Romance could sizzle, especially if you develop a friendship as well. If you are attached, when the two of you combine your energy, you nearly guarantee that any goal will be met. Focus on a long-term desire. Value the friendship each of you offers. Sometimes LEO can be possessive.

The Stars Show the Kind of Day

You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive;

3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (March 21-April 19)

HHHH Your creativity and dynamic energy could separate you from the flock and help you find solutions. If you want to, you will move into a new realm. The pros and cons of a situation could be an eye-opener. Curb impulsiveness. Tonight: Do what you love, and don't worry about anything.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

HHH You could be more anchored than you realize. If you are in touch with your feelings and can verbalize them, you'll find that a strong response ensues. Passion runs high right now. You flip from intensely energetic to quite caring. Tonight: Close to home.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

HHHHH Keep communication flowing. How you deal with a situation could define the end results. Your instincts guide you, but are you aware that they might be colored by your perspective? Study alternate perspectives more often. Tonight: All smiles.

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

HHH Take your time and think before acting. In fact, the smart Moon Child will postpone signing any paperwork for now. Keep your own counsel. A friend or friends in general share a lot. Consider your options. Tonight: Get some extra R and R.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

HHHHH You are in prime shape and open to others' suggestions. Whether you have two bosses or a boss flips midday changing his or her mind doesn't matter, as confusion arises. Possibly you feel you're between a rock and a hard place. Tonight: Top cat. Start the weekend early.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

HHH Know that you probably need more information in order to deal with a problem. Your way of handling a personal matter might not work right now. Gather information, think and evaluate. Stay in touch with what you want. Tonight: Take a personal night.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

HHHHH Zero in on what you want. Don't sell yourself short. Listen to feedback from friends, but ultimately, the bottom line is what a key partner or associate feels. A meeting could be more important than you initially thought. Tonight: Where your friends are.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

HHHH A must appearance allows you to head in a new direction. A partner clearly feels passionately about an issue. Someone is observing you far more than you realize. Handle your responsibilities. Your follow-through counts. Tonight: A must appearance.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

HHHHH Keep reaching out for others. Know what you want and where you are heading. You will be on top of your game if you detach. Asking for different opinions can make all the difference. Associates feel passionately about a project. Tonight: Where there is music.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

HHHH Your strong suit is a supportive, dynamic partnership. Count on this person, but also remember that just because a situation isn't important to you doesn't mean it isn't important to him or her. Talk through ideas. Finances could be involved. Tonight: Togetherness.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

HHHHH No one needs to tell you that you have several live wires in your life. Today, you might scratch your head, as everyone seems to be replicating his or her energy. Know that you just need to allow these people to do their "thing" and not interfere. Tonight: Sort through invitations.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

HHH Emphasize what you can get done effectively. Plug into work, errands and must-do items. Listen to your body too. Do you need to schedule a checkup with the doctor or dentist? Have you been putting off an exercise plan? Tonight: Easy does it.

BORN TODAY

Singer George Michaels (1963), singer Carly Simon (1945), actor Scott Terra (1987)

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