BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Malese Jow was born in Tulsa, Okla., today in 1991. This birthday gal is known to TV viewers for her roles as Anna on "The Vampire Diaries," Lucy on "Big Time Rush, and Geena on "Unfabulous." She's also appeared on episodes of "CSI: Miami," "Desperate Housewives" and "Leverage." On the big screen, Jow's film resume includes "The Social Network," "Aliens in the Attic" and "Bratz."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Material success might be at the top of your bucket list. Don't be afraid to ask probing questions and push a little harder than usual to get what you need. Being assertive will be to your benefit, so don't hold back.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Friends could challenge you to think deeply about what's important. Accept an opportunity to learn something new. Be accurate when your piggy bank is at stake. Balance the checkbook and look for ways to slash expenses.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): It's a good day to follow your gut instinct and take charge. Don't be afraid to offer your two cents, even if you'd usually bite your tongue before voicing an opinion. You can make a definite and positive difference.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Escape from obscurity by being someone who doesn't follow the crowd, but leads it. Others will cheerfully follow your example and look to you for direction. You have ample enthusiasm to start any important project.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep plugging away at career goals and business plans. You must remain cognizant of deadlines. Investigate the tiny details of rules and regulations and make sure you're in compliance to prevent future problems.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Hit an idea out of the ball park. You could be asked to step up to the plate, and if you do your best you'll hit a home run. This is an excellent time to show others what you can do and to display your versatile talents.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Even if a dismal load of problems seems to occupy all of your time, there are plenty of willing helpers waiting in the wings to lend a hand. A significant other may have a treat in store for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may alter your viewpoint when a new person touches your life. This could be a new love interest, a friend, or even someone who quickly moves on but will have a strong impact on your future.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Time can be the enemy today. Stay on top of evolving requirements and deal with financial demands quickly before they have a chance to defeat you. Make it a priority to stay on schedule and things will run smoothly.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Analyze recent problems from an objective standpoint and you may find the perfect solution. Share financial or career objectives with a partner or a group of friends and you'll find new ways to reach them.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Solemn matters may occupy your mind for a few hours, so you may be more critical of those in the immediate vicinity. Demonstrations of affection at home should cheer you up. Avoid making impulsive purchases.
IF FEBRUARY 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Use your networking skills during the next 6-8 weeks to make valuable connections. Your professional life or financial situation could benefit from being in contact with people who know the ways and means to achieve success. March is the best time to make major purchases or a job change. The universe will reward you in July with a golden opportunity to improve your life or your relationships in some important way. Embrace any opening to rise higher on the ladder of success while the celestial conditions are favorable. Use good judgment to make a success of any passion that piques your interest.
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