BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Cate Blanchett was born in Melbourne, Australia on this date in 1969. This birthday gal has won Oscars for her performances in "Blue Jasmine" and "The Aviator," and has been nominated for the award five other times. Her other film work includes "Cinderella," "The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button," and she also portrayed Galadriel in "The Hobbit" and "Lord Of The Rings" franchises.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): While you are busy barking up the wrong tree, you might ignore all the other trees in the forest. Suspicions could get the worst of you or you may be distracted by unrealistic goals in the upcoming week.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Practice being practical. In the week to come don't take on extra duties or volunteer for more responsibilities than you can handle. You may have enough on your plate to do properly without inviting criticism.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Anchor your feet firmly on the ground and keep your head out of the clouds. You may not be adept at business affairs and could easily be confused by unrealistic strategies. Watch the clock and be on time this week.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You only get past something if you wait until the coast is clear. You might run into a roadblock or frustrations in the first half of the week. You will get more accomplished after the middle of the week is past.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Use tortoise tactics to triumph at the races. Remember that the tortoise beat the hare through sheer tenacity. You may find that forcing any key issue or initiating a confrontation can cause trouble in the week ahead.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your friends close and enemies closer. You could be in for an unwanted surprise in the week ahead if you ignore problems close to home. A partner may give you a head's up about a beneficial financial situation.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Touch base with the most trustworthy advisors. Ask for advice on troubling matters before you make a move. You may find inspiration right in your own backyard and grow closer to a friend in the week ahead.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There is a time and place for everything. A desire to be seen as dependable or a preoccupation with popularity could be a prime motivating factor in the week ahead. You risk making the wrong move at the wrong time.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): As this week unfolds remember to cross your "T"s and dot your "I"s. You may need to be more careful and more perfect than usual. There is a danger of being the subject of disapproval or causing offense.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): If you tell it "like it is" you may be considered a Wiz. Your fact checking methods and a high degree of accuracy may highlight your genius. Pursue friendships rather than amorous hookups in the week to come.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Pay attention to criticisms. Accept the necessity of a few negatives as a positive step in your road to perfection. Be tolerant of other people's opinions in the week to come and keep the lines of communication fully open.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If it isn't broken don't fix it. In the week ahead your faulty intuitions may tell you it is time for drastic changes. Assess key situations at leisure and you will realize it would be foolish to change what is working well.
IF MAY 14 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Concentrate wholeheartedly on achieving your ambitions during the upcoming six to eight weeks. Pay attention to deadlines, details and don't take time off from work as your performance will be held to high standards. During the first half of July you are right on the ball when financial success is the crucial issue. Your business strategies and street smarts can bail you out of any financial entanglement. However, at the same time you may be gullible when your heartstrings are plucked so avoid becoming involved in anything that you haven't investigated thoroughly. Early September might be the very best time to put your most important plans into motion or to make crucial decisions.
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