BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Mehcad Brooks was born in Austin, Texas, today in 1980. This birthday guy currently co-stars as Terrence King on "Necessary Roughness." He's also been a series regular on "True Blood," "The Deep End" and "Desperate Housewives." On the big screen, Brooks' film work includes roles in "Creature," "In the Valley of Elah" and "Glory Road." Brooks is the son of former NFL star wide receiver Billy Brooks.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): When ambition is your middle name sometimes people forget your first name. Try to remain polite and on a first name basis with those you deal with. Don't substitute recklessness for bravery in tricky situations.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stop to smell the posies. Your special someone may be amorously inclined, forgiving and hopeful under these stars. Take a time out for romantic recreation and enjoy quality time with a significant other.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Throw the dice and see what turns up. Anything to do with love, fun and romance could land at the top of your "to do" list. You possess a plethora of good taste and can enjoy a surge of good will.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your head could still be in the clouds. so you may not notice a growing discontent. Or, you might be so sure that you can take a risk while everything is going well that you forget to check out the competition.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You won't find the dollar bill on the street unless you take the time to look for it. You can experience good fortune if you act as though you expect it. Trust in your intuition, but don't ignore sound advice.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your super good mood lasts all day. Your tolerant outlook, however, may be challenged by someone more competitive or less considerate. Wrap up essential matters, but don't start anything new.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can stand on your own two feet, but while holding someone's hand. You may place too much emphasis on a need to be independent, regardless of public opinion. Gain support from your loved ones.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You'll never know how good you can be until you try. Accept an opportunity to appear in public or a chance to rub shoulders with the rich and powerful. Ask for assistance early in the day.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Forgive and forget should be your motto for the day. A "turn the other cheek" philosophy will keep you out of hot water with rude relatives or nosy neighbors. Avoid starting unnecessary arguments.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make headway by being optimistic and sympathetic. The warm and cozy celestial atmosphere will heat up too much this weekend. Make plans with your closest friends, but hold off on business ventures.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Sleeping Beauty's story had a happy ending. You might be able to wake someone up to the magnificence of the world you live in. You can see past the warts and right into someone's heart under these stars.
IF OCTOBER 25 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Make the most of the precious days between now and the end of the year when you can be at your most creative or a pinnacle of happiness. You have better grasp of the difference between right and wrong and are gifted with a long-range vision of the future. Wait for January to make crucial changes, significant purchases, or major decisions. You'll find that your popularity soars during the first few weeks of next year and a new love interest that develops then could be entirely satisfying. If you're already happily paired off with a soul mate, then you might receive the job offer of your dreams or be catapulted into financial success through your expertise and efforts.