BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Joanne Whalley was born in Manchester, England, on this date in 1961. This birthday gal appeared as Vanozza Cantaneo on cable's "The Borgias" and recently played a recurring role on "Gossip Girl." She starred in the title role of the 2000 TV movie "Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis" and her big screen work includes "The Man Who Knew Too Little," "Navy Seals" and "Willow." Whalley was married to actor Val Kilmer from 1988-1996.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may feel the urge to challenge people who are already clear about their priorities. In the first part of the week, focus on ignoring the eccentricities of others and stick to your plans.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Whenever it seems that things aren't going your way, just wait a few days until they do. Relationships that experience temporary roadblocks will improve by the end of the week.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The word "no" is part of the word "innovation." You may meet those who insist on change to demonstrate independence. Wait until the last half of the week to make crucial decisions.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your peace and tranquility could be briefly disturbed by unexpected changes at the job or in the home. Family conflicts need attention and can be resolved by week's end.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Whatever stirs your interest and creates excitement could be very attractive early this week. Take time to experiment without committing yourself. Verify that what sounds good is true.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You would be wise to keep your credit card in your pocket and rein in your roving eye for romance for a few more days. During the first half of this week, you could make poor decisions.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): During the first half of the week, there's a tendency to act on the concept of "off with the old and on with the new." However, the new might not be sustainable or needlessly disrupt your routines.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You like to be on the cutting edge, but may take a sense of adventure too far during the next several days. Wait until the second half of the week to implement new ideas.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It might be wise to refrain from mixing business duties with social activities during the next several days. The second half of the week is much better for business and pleasure.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ambitions get a chance to shine in the second half of the week. Plan ahead so you can put key business enterprises or financial activities into motion under favorable conditions.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Relationships must be handled like eggs that are in danger of cracking apart. Avoid sudden changes of plan during the next few days to preserve the solidity of a valued relationship.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Playing hard to get might backfire. Your intuition could be somewhat out of kilter during the first part of the week. Keep your money in your pocket and your hands to yourself.
IF AUGUST 25 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Friends are grateful for your smiling face during the next four to six weeks because they appreciate that you can maintain your objectivity and fairness in business, as well as in social settings. Achieving your ambitions may strain your resources, but you're passionate about improving your worldly status. Late October or early November may be the best time to take a carefree vacation or spend a relaxing weekend with a loved one. In December and January, you can lose your sense of direction or be distracted by an unrealizable fantasy. Hold off on making major changes in the last part of the year. After mid-January, you'll have your better success with key undertakings. You may be in a romantic frame of mind during that time period, as well, and late in January is a good time to make a decision about a committed relationship.