BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Taye Diggs was born in Newark, N.J., today in 1971. This birthday guy currently portrays Angelo DuBois on "Empire." He also starred as Terry English on "Murder in the First" and Dr. Sam Bennett on both "Private Practice" and "Grey's Anatomy," as well as appearing on episodes of "NCIS," "The Good Wife," and "New Girl." His film work includes "Opening Night," "Slow Burn," and "Rent."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Mix it up. Don't follow the same old routine week after week. Accept an invitation to a lecture, experiment with new applications or try a new restaurant on a whim. Coworkers could give you wise advice.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Reach out and touch someone. Go out and meet new people and make new friends. A romantic interest could be at the top of the list. Follow a friend's lead when involved in creative activities or hobbies.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put your best foot forward. You could receive favorable attention from an unexpected quarter. Network and socialize with casual acquaintances as you may meet someone destined to help your career.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Oil the wheels. Keep things running smoothly. Don't let little irritations get under your skin to cause annoyance. A family member may find chinks in your armor if you allow a situation to become argumentative.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't get caught with your pants down. Those who fly by the seat of their pants may need a better belt to avoid an embarrassing moment. Be well prepared for meetings and well organized so you can meet deadlines.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Add that special something and raise it up a notch. A romantic partner doesn't want to feel that he or she is merely a roommate. Bring a flower along or pay a compliment. Do something extra that shows you care.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be as realistic as possible. You may have overestimated or underestimated your resources and expenditures. It is time to stop being a fuzzy thinker and get on track to deal firmly with financial obligations and budgets.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There isn't always time for fun and games, but today you might find a good excuse. Use your spare time to ride a bike, talk a walk in the park, play games, or find constructive ways to burn off excess energy.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Use your judgment as though you are sitting on the bench. Take time to weed out the well-meant, but somewhat exaggerated, assurances from guarantees that are reliable. Be cautious about expenditures.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Life is like a box of chocolates. You can't predict what will be in the center of the one you choose until you take a bite. Social activities may place you in close contact with a variety of fun loving people.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stay on track. Someone may set the bar very high and will be disappointed if you fail to live up to expectations. However, the only bar you really must reach is the one at the level that you set for yourself.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There are things more important than achieving success in the material world. Spend time discussing your ideals and beliefs. Don't skirt serious personal issues just because you are unsure of your audience.
IF JANUARY 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: The next three to four weeks may be a time when you are at your best in business or moneymaking areas and when you are more popular than usual at group functions. In the first half of February those who are not good for you will have a tough time getting close, so use that as a measuring stick to gauge the importance of a new person or idea. This is an excellent time to launch key plans and to make crucial decisions because you will be wiser than usual. Your path ahead may be filled with bliss if you remain realistic and keep your feet planted firmly on the ground. A romantic encounter could seem too good to be true in April so let time pass before you trust your feelings. Late July is a good time to interview for a new job or make an important change.
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