BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor John Michael Higgins was born in Boston, Mass., on this date in 1963. This birthday guy starred as Peter Lovett on "Happily Divorced" and appeared in a recurring role on "The Good Wife." Higgins has lent his voice talents to episodes of the animated series "The Legend of Korra" and "Bob's Burgers." On the big screen, Higgins has appeared in such films as "Bad Teacher," "We Bought a Zoo" and "Pitch Perfect."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Innovation and ingenuity ignite the flames of success. You can soar above the pack and get much accomplished if you put your thinking cap on. In your case, that cap might be hooked to a mobile phone.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Ask not what you can do for your country, etc. Rather than asking why people bring you down or spoil your mood, ask yourself how you can inspire others to be happier and more creative, and be a motivating force.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You don't really need much to be happy. There's no reason to feel that you've been left out of the loop or are missing out on the latest fad. Handle your relationships, as well as your finances, by living up to the best Spartan ideals.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Bad taste is often a case of fad taste. The worst thing is that people or ads will convince you that the hottest new item on the shelves is a "must have" or necessary to be part of the "in" crowd. Pass up impromptu shopping sprees.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): No one will mistake your silence for ignorance, or your kindness for weakness. Sometimes, helpful actions performed without saying a single word or asking for applause are the ones that are most appreciated.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Grab the reins and get cracking. You can take action, pursue your dreams and make the world your oyster. While you're at it, keep an eye out for pearls. Be attentive and loving toward the most significant person in your life.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Set the bar high, but not so high that it's out of reach. Trying to reach impossible heights of perfection can cause frustration and aggravation. Focus instead on using shrewd business tactics to accomplish your goals.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look for the facts, not the fallacies. Just because someone seems somewhat unpredictable doesn't mean a breakup is inevitable. A job or financial opportunity may require closer scrutiny.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You don't need to gush or go overboard to be kind and affectionate toward someone. Handle your finances by striking a balance between efficiency and caution. Handle a relationship by being fair and open-minded.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Flutter your wings like a butterfly, but sting like a bee. You can be a social butterfly and make yourself the center of admiration without being seen as a pushover or lightweight. Avoid dwelling on inadequacies.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Even the truest, bluest lovebirds might have an occasional squabble, but by the end of the day they will happily roost together. Remember that you and your partner should always focus, first and foremost, on being best friends.
IF FEBRUARY 12 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Put your street savvy to work and make solid decisions about finances, career and business during April, while your feet are firmly on the ground. Taking a glamorous vacation or developing ideas based on your inspirations might be a safe bet, too. If you're swept up in a fantasy or new romantic relationship in June and early July, you might neglect your career aspirations or become susceptible to your own wishful thinking. In August, September and October, put your nose to the grindstone and be sure you're responsible and ethical. Stay on top of your obligations now to avoid problems then. During those three months, don't take a chance by making important commitments, starting a new job, or adding extra obligations.
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