BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Scott Patterson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this date in 1958. This birthday guy stars as Michael Buchanan on the series "The Event". Previously, Patterson played Luke Danes for seven seasons on "Gilmore Girls" and he played Agent Strahm in three films of the "Saw" franchise. Patterson was a professional baseball pitcher in the minor leagues from 1980-86.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pair intelligence with persistence to prevail. You might have an itchy trigger finger but the OK corral is not in your itinerary. Don't shoot off your mouth or ask loaded questions in the week ahead.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): They say the best way to learn is to teach. Take time to converse with intimates and share the knowledge you have gathered in the course of your lifetime. Be sure to get to work on time this week.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The past is always present. You can learn from your past mistakes and work hard so you won't repeat them. If someone brings up your history in the week to come, find ways to rewrite it in the present.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't concentrate on the end in endless possibilities. If you don't know who you are, then it follows that you don't know who you aren't. Don't limit yourself or tie yourself down in the week to come.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Remain reasonable within relationships. It isn't fair to move the goalposts in the middle of the game. Making a sudden change in the rules or to the objective can work against your best interests this week.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stop the presses. If you spread incorrect information, you might spoil your chances in the week to come. This isn't the time to make spur-of-the-moment purchases, as you may spend too much for too little.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You might be willing to accept less than you deserve because you are of the opinion that something is better than nothing. During the week to come, you should practice caution and discrimination.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't scratch that itch. Impulsive ideas might nag at you or goad you into making a mistake either in your career, finances or romantic life. In the week to come, don't be envious of others.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Once you admit to a weakness, you can find ways to compensate for it. If you refuse to face up to a lack of funds or knowledge, you may be forced into a problematic situation in the week to come.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Old sins can cast long shadows. Your past might catch up with you in the week to come. Don't let your reputation be affected by past transgressions; clear up old problems quickly this week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Romance can roam away from home. Steer clear of romance based on mere chemistry this week. Don't let people become a priority in your life when you are just an option in theirs.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Facts must become your friends in the week to come. Stick to what you know. Working strictly on intuition is like picking up handfuls of sand; it's hard to grasp and easily slips though the fingers.
IF SEPTEMBER 11 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Learn how to channel your energy into constructive activities during the next several months. You aren't exactly an ace where career, business or professionalism is concerned between now and the beginning of the year, so sidestep financial investments or job changes. In February, other people may see you through rose-colored glasses, so it is an excellent time to promote your interests, look for a romantic partner or interview for a new position. Use April to your advantage; the stars will shower you with the wisdom to make beneficial decisions and you will be given opportunities to make positive changes that enrich your future.
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