BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Mahershala Ali was born in Oakland, Calif., today in 1974. This birthday guy won a 2017 Oscar for his performance in "Moonlight." His other film work includes "Hidden Figures," "Free State of Jones," and "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1." He's also earned an Emmy nomination for his role as Remy Danton on "House Of Cards." Ali will star as Detective Hays in the third season of "True Detective."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can't please all the people all the time. Friends and colleagues may be on pins and needles for fear of offending each other's sensibilities. Find someone on the same wavelength.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): No matter how smart you are, or think you are, there will always be someone smarter. Welcome someone who has valuable knowledge and wisdom to share even if that person outshines you.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be aware there may be hidden agendas. It's not the facts that you receive, but rather the spin that's been put on the facts that need your attention. Hold off on making important decisions.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Revolutionize your financial future. Focus on living up to commitments. Make sure everything is in order including your finances, as no one respects someone who is disorganized.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Embrace a trend toward change and innovation even if the old routines are still working for you. Trying to learn a new system at this stage of the game could be a challenge but rewarding.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An old sweatshirt may be comfortable but won't impress anyone. Changing old routines or trying something new may add to your charisma. Think outside the box for the greatest success.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Success means nothing without someone to share it with. Let others enjoy the benefits of your recent achievements. A heart-to-heart with a romantic hookup could upgrade your commitment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Expand your mind. Your feet are planted firmly on the ground but that doesn't mean you can't let your mind soar. Explore a good book, engage in stimulating conversation or broaden your horizons.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A new perspective may level the playing field. If a nagging problem has you ripping your hair out, you may want to just step back, take a deep breath, and tackle it from a new angle.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Maintain a professional demeanor and fatten your piggy bank through hard work. Ignore get rich quick schemes and ideas. Don't be shy about asking for a helping hand or favor.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sharing views and ideas may reveal that colleagues are more in tune with your thinking than you realized. Find a common ground upon which you can build lasting friendships.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Two is company and three is a crowd, but there is nothing wrong with a crowd. This can be a good time to meet new people and mingle in public places. Enjoy community social events.
IF FEBRUARY 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Optimism and a feeling of overall wellbeing may instill a fresh sense of purpose into your life during the next two to three weeks. You may think you are the center of attention as you bask in popularity and make dynamic changes. Don't make romantic commitments as your situation is in a state of flux. Some of your new friends might not be there when you need them. Late October and early November is a fine time to seek greener pastures, start something of importance, or ask for favors. If there is something you truly need, such as a job, better health, or a friend, the universe will probably provide it. Remain discreet, respectful and diligent for the best results and use your shrewdness to negotiate the best financial deals.
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