BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor John Hannah was born in East Kilbride, Scotland, on this date in 1962. This birthday guy most recently portrayed the evil Batiatus on both the series "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" and "Spartacus: Blood and Sand.". In films, Hannah portrayed Jon Carnahan in "The Mummy" movies and had memorable roles in "Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Sliding Doors" and "The Last Legion."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The only absolutes in life are death and taxes. If someone offers you an opportunity that you feel you just can't pass up, take a pass. Your finances are fine just the way they are and there's no need for change.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Ideas are great, but they don't get you anywhere unless you act upon them. Quit dragging your feet and do what you can to make big dreams become reality. Heart-to-heart discussions can bring surprises.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): There's no greater satisfaction than that of a job well done. You'll find that much-needed rest and relaxation will be that much sweeter if your desk is cleared of responsibilities. Do not compete with others.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep your eyes on the prize. With taxes out of the way, now you can set your sights on elevating your status. Plan ahead for financial security and do those little chores that will set helpful wheels in motion.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You don't know what you've got until it's gone. Take time to appreciate the good things in your life. Friends and family should be taken aside and told just how much they mean to you. Take nothing for granted.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You live more, you learn more. Settle into a comfort zone through holiday routines and rituals. That gathering of family may be marred by some argumentativeness. Keep the peace and act as the mediator.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can do anything if you set your mind to it. Determination is a key asset in a successful undertaking. Make sure you have all the facts straight -- or an unforeseen detail could sink your ship.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A battle is won or lost in the preparation. Prepare to take a break from people who think inside the box or refuse to be flexible. Enjoy a sense of adventure and explore the way the "other half" lives.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Accept what you can't change with good grace. You can be overly competitive and aggressive especially when your desires are at stake. Family gatherings might challenge your diplomacy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Watch the world around you. Look at the people you encounter and observe their passions and habits. You may find that someone close to you has an exciting new idea to share or romantic notions.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't be vanquished by a bark with no bite. Don't let anyone stand in your way or discourage you from a worthwhile objective. Finances are a hot topic best left on the back burner or handled with kid gloves.
IF APRIL 23 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: In the next six to eight weeks, your ability to intelligently assess business and financial matters might draw attention from the high and the mighty. Get your career, bank account or home situation in order while your street smarts are in high gear. Mid- to late June is the very best time to ask for favors or advice from professionals -- and the best time to make wise decisions for the future. That is when providential opportunities can set you on the right path. Singles may find that the soul mate search is over in September, when your attractive qualities are in the forefront. Even a job interview could be exceedingly fruitful in the early fall.
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