BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor James Purefoy was born in Taunton, Somerset, England, on this date in 1964. This birthday guy currently stars as villainous Joe Carroll on "The Following." He's also remembered for his portrayal of Marc Anthony on the series "Rome," as well as recurring roles on "Camelot" and "Episodes." On the big screen, Purefoy has appeared in such films as "John Carter," "Solomon Kane" and "Resident Evil."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Dare to be different without diving in without your water wings. Don't be shy about trying new things, but don't mistake mere kindness as a romantic overture. Hold off on signing new contracts.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Delay crucial decisions and don't sign contracts today. Things will go much better if you wait another day or two, since someone might change their mind or want additional changes
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Hold off on making decisions that can wait another day; you may be too eager to please. Maintain lines of communication and prevent misunderstandings by not letting anyone push your buttons.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Develop your own opinions rather than mimicking those of others. Stay out of the limelight and watch what's going on around you. Quietly gathering data on a subject will put you at a distinct advantage.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Speak on a subject only if you have something significant to say. The best thing to say about a tense situation is nothing at all. This is not a good time to enter into negotiations or make a key commitment.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Live and learn. Expand your horizons by seeking out cerebral activities and gathering new knowledge. If you end up with time on your hands, create your own educational project to stay busy.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Face your long-term objectives head-on and work hard to make them become a reality. Don't get sidetracked by passing whims or short-term projects that distract you from what's really important.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It's what you think that counts. You may learn the hard way that not taking responsibility for your own money, health and happiness holds you hostage to the influence of others. Be your own person.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Team up with a colleague to try to make productive changes. You can't gloss over the truth. There's no point in trying to hide flaws or weak points, since they'll become evident soon enough.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It may be time to make concessions. You could face by a choice that affects your work or health. Bending a little and yielding to good advice will prevent you from losing sight of worthy goals.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Remain stoic when others are unpredictable. Not every action deserves a reaction. Hold off on making new commitments. Friends may talk you out of money or depend upon you to pick up the tab.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Wait out a whim. You may feel pressure to make a snap judgment or a sudden change, but you're much better off waiting until later in the week, when the results will be more satisfactory.
IF JUNE 3 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You're the captain of your fate and can easily take the helm and sail into a bright future. Your business-like attitude will help you manage your financial and career plans successfully over the next several weeks. Plan ahead so you won't need to make major changes, decisions, or launch initiatives During July and October, something could easily become a wedge dividing you and a loved one. Life will be much easier in December, when you can stop to smell the roses or spend some time with a favorite study or hobby. That is an excellent time to make an important decision about a relationship or plans for the future, and any opportunity that's offered could bring lasting improvement to your life.