BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Christopher Eccleston was born in Salford, England, on this date in 1964. This birthday guy has the distinction of playing the ninth Doctor Who during the British series' 2005 season. He also played the recurring role of Claude on "Heroes" in 2007. On the big screen, Eccleston has appeared in such films as "Thor: The Dark World," "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and "28 Days Later."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): A small act of defiance could upset the even balance in your home or workplace during the upcoming week, but you might be surprised when others show concern instead of aggravation. Stand up for your rights to win new friends.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The least important transactions can run smoothly. You may be better off pursuing hobbies or social activities that brighten your heart but don't necessarily bring you recognition or monetary rewards in the week to come.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take pride in home and family. Being proactive in that area of life could bring you good luck elsewhere. You like to feel financially secure, and a glimpse of future comforts can come into sight if you're willing to work hard.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Ask people what they think and they'll be happy to tell you. Shake off an inclination to be a homebody and mingle with people from different walks of life in the week ahead. Be your own best friend and toot your own horn.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Circulate for success. It's perfectly acceptable to listen to opinions that differ from those held by your family or professors. Keep your finger on the pulse of public opinion this week. Find out more about the latest fads and trends.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Life may revolve around friends or small inconsequential things in the week ahead, so you could feel you're not the center of attention. Remember, however, that other people are watching your example. Cooperation arrives when needed.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If this week were a tarot card, your card could be The Fool. You may think everything is going very well but might be oblivious of problems directly in your path. Be glad for friends who steer you in the right direction.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Social pressures could push you into a corner, but from a corner you can see the whole room. Sitting through lectures or dealing with people you don't really care for may be necessary to reach your goals this week.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your feet may be dancing a boogie-woogie to the beat of a very different drummer while your head is engaged in a sedate fox trot. During the week to come, your financial outlook can be affected by group idealism and ethics.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may radiate friendliness during the week ahead. Pull out all the stops and mingle with groups of people. Explore new places like a museum, join a book club or exercise group, or drag a friend out to a new restaurant.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can be carried away by inspiration. This week, don't ignore obligations if sidetracked by romantic ideals and be sure to "do the right thing." Act according to the rules, even when swept by the urge to break them.
IF FEBRUARY 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your enthusiastic, open-minded approach to new ideas and your genuine friendliness makes you a popular figure especially in April and May. Although a romantic relationship may be on your mind, buckle down and make crucial financial or career decisions while you're at your best. Dare to be the best you can be and take advantage of the bountiful gifts that are offered in July, when you can steer your life into a more prosperous direction. The opportunities that appear then could enrich your life if you will embrace them. That's also a good time to see who shows their true colors and if a romantic partner is sincere.
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