BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Catherine Bell was born in London on this date in 1968. This birthday gal stars as Denise Sherwood on the series "Army Wives." Bell played Sarah MacKenzie on the hit series "JAG" from 1996-2005. On the big screen, she's appeared in "Bruce Almighty" and "The Triangle," as well as starring in and co-producing the TV movie "The Good Witch" and its sequels.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Ask for favors without fear. In the week to come, you can call in a few favors or ask for help without worrying that you have gone too far or been too pushy. Your hobbies or children can become a source of pride.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Draw others into the fold. Sharing your vision of the future with other people could bring the help you need to make dreams come true. In the week ahead be generous with praise and support others.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The truth shall set you free. During the beginning of the week, you can ask questions and receive a truthful answer. You might even be a bit wiser than usual and able to detect prevarications.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be tolerant and willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt; you can easily achieve a meeting of the minds. Start something in the early part of the week and the outcome will be somehow fortunate.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Try saying, "Thanks for the memories." This week, you can be grateful for family and friends who offer you their time and thoughtfulness without any notion of recompense. People will see you as a leader.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get a grip. It is necessary to find a handhold when riding the bucking bronco of unstable financial situations. In the upcoming week, hold on tight to whatever resources you have already gathered.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Break free of misconceptions. Last week, false hopes bound you to unlivable situations and blinded you to real possibilities. This week, you can revive your belief in a viable future by setting goals.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Gentle persuasion is palatable. You won't need to force your ideas on others in the week to come to get results. Your judgment about finances is better than average; make decisions now.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Flattery can take you far. You are like everyone else and tend to like those who hold up a mirror to your vanity. The extra self-confidence you gain from well-wishers helps your progress this week.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Go along and offer the gift of giving. What you gain from being generous can be more fulfilling and satisfying than what you lose in the week ahead. Peer pressure can appear in the form of flattery.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You won't tempt the fates by testing your luck. Be extra nice to the new guy in the office and be optimistic about starting a new project. The stars smile on romances and relationships in the week ahead.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Improve your public standing by standing in the spotlight. Let people see the real you. Maintain professional standards at a high level in the week to come and navigate social gatherings with ease.

IF AUGUST 14 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You are at your peak attractiveness during the next several weeks. A vacation or romantic fling might suit you perfectly. Your business sense and street smarts are well in hand, so between now and the start of October is a good time to pursue career advancements. If you are looking for love, be sure to be in the right places. Don't make major changes and decisions during November or waste time, money or energy on the pursuit of an impossible dream during late December. During March, you can put key plans into motion, such as starting a new job or making an important commitment. If you need a job, get your resumes out and set up interviews because people will perceive you as being just a bit better than you really are.


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