BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Nikki Cox was born in Los Angeles on this day in 1978. This birthday gal has starred on series such as "Las Vegas," "Nikki" and "Unhappily Ever After." Cox has also appeared on the soaps "General Hospital" and "Passions." Her first television appearance was on a 1988 episode of "Mama's Family." Cox is the spouse of comedian and actor Jay Mohr.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can't win them all. Avoid conflicts with someone who rubs you the wrong way, as there is nothing to gain by it. Exercise is an excellent way to vent pent-up frustrations. Social gatherings may be a bore.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't judge a book by its cover. An object of your affection may seem like the real thing at first glance, but a bit more observation will reveal that what lies beneath is empty of true value. Proceed with caution.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Shake off the dust and have a night out with the gang. It's OK to let your hair down and put business on the back burner. Discern whether friends pay you kudos for actual merits or merely to be polite.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You need only speak to be heard. An intense personal magnetism will have everyone around you hanging on your every word. You can easily have it your way, but it would be wise to be magnanimous.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What goes up must come down. Your financial situation might fluctuate sporadically in the next few days. Avoid taking drastic action until you can obtain a clearer picture of the overall situation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Beware the green-eyed monster. There may be someone who resents your good track record and wants to bring you down to his or her level through a confrontation. Spoil their fun by simply walking away.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Looks can be deceiving. There may be more to your business dealings than what you see on the table. Hold off on making any deals until more facts become available. Seek counsel from a trusted source.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can't complete a puzzle with only one piece. You need to stall the start of your latest project until you are better prepared. A change of scenery could be what is required to gain a fresh new perspective.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The answer is right in front of you. Keep your eyes and ears open and you will find someone with the knowledge and experience to help you resolve a situation. Don't take criticism as a personal attack.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Unless you are dishonest, the only surefire way to make money is to work for it. It may not be glamorous but with time, patience and a sound financial plan, the future will yield valuable fruit.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't knock it until you try it. A new idea is not as much of a stretch as you think. If it succeeds, it could be quite lucrative. If it fails, you haven't lost anything. Talk over differences rather than stewing over them.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Those who go looking for a fight often find one. Take the chip off your shoulder unless you want it knocked off. Your energies and imagination are better spent on constructive activities than destructive ones.

IF JUNE 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You can lose sight of what is best for you if you get sidetracked this week. Concentrate on becoming physically fit through sports or exercise for the next six to eight weeks and take pride in self-discipline. This might be a great time for a diet to bring optimum results. The pay off might arrive in late August or early September when romance lifts your spirits. December is the best time for you to make crucial business decisions because your judgment is better than usual and you could receive an opportunity for long-term improvements in your life.

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