BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Carey Mulligan was born in Westminster, London, England, on this date in 1985. This birthday gal has starred in such films as "The Great Gatsby," "Drive" and "Public Enemies." On the stage, Mulligan has starred as Nina in both British and Broadway productions of "The Seagull." On television, she has appeared on episodes of the British series "Doctor Who," "Waking the Dead" and "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard."
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19): The alpha leads the pack. Flex your muscles when faced with adversaries to demonstrate who deserves to be in charge. Indecision could be perceived as a weakness, so go with your instincts when faced with tough choices.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): There's no "I" in team. The only way for a group project to succeed is for everyone to do their part. Avoid the urge to jump ahead of everyone else and help others if the need arises. You'll be appreciated for your impeccable work ethic.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Lead by example. There's no need to tell everyone how to act when they can learn simply by watching how you do it. If you raise your game to get a project done, the rest of your team will follow suit.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stand your ground. Someone may draw a proverbial line in the sand to get you to back down so they can have their way. Be firm in your convictions and don't allow yourself to be bullied into an unfair compromise.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make sure that the only toes you feel are your own. Stand up for yourself if you feel someone is infringing on your territory. Don't allow smooth talkers to control a situation to their own benefit.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): He who hesitates is lost. Follow your first instincts when confronted with a shady character you may feel is less than sincere. In this particular case, making a snap judgment will be a good thing.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Don't be a spoiled sport. You may get left out of the loop or you may not get all the credit you feel you deserve, but harboring a grudge won't get you anywhere. Keep doing the best you can and eventually you'll have your moment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't sweat the small stuff. Minor obstacles and impediments don't really mean anything in the grand scheme of things and aren't worthy of your attention. Stay focused on activities that will bring you closer to your ultimate objectives.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The best defense is a good offense. Take the initiative when possible by taking decisive action while the competition is still deliberating. Put aside some time for sporting activities to blow off some steam.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be objective. The only sure way to resolve a volatile situation is to find a compromise that benefits all parties equally. Avoid losing your temper in the face of adversity or nothing may be accomplished.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep the pace. Stay focused on achieving your goals. Ignore unnecessary distractions or you risk falling behind. You may want to follow someone else's lead to help you be more productive.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Play to win. When challenged by a business colleague or rival, don't just step aside and let them prevail. Assert yourself and show that you're not someone to be taken lightly. You'll gain respect even if things don't go your way.
IF MAY 28 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: During the next 3-4 weeks, you'll enjoy especially good judgment. This is a very good time to plan ahead for the future and to write down your ideas. Go get a medical checkup to head off any possible problems. In July and early August, you could lose your focus, become sidetracked by a wild goose chase, or even get discouraged. Wait until September, when Lady Luck has your back, to make crucial decisions or changes, and to put your most important plans into action. That's also the best time to make life-altering decisions that will bring you long-term happiness.
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