BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Joy Bryant was born in New York City on this date in 1974. This birthday gal has portrayed Jasmine Trussell on "Parenthood" since 2010. She's also appeared on episodes of "Love Bites," "Entourage" and "ER." On the big screen, Bryant has had roles in films such as "About Last Night," "Hit And Run" and "Bobby." Bryant has also worked as a model for several major brands.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Focus is on finding your way to a fine future. Be concerned about achieving long-term goals and set aside money to make your future secure. Don't be extravagant about spending on personal items in the week to come.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Think big. Big thinking precedes great achievement. You don't need to limit your ideas even if putting them into motion may take time and energy. A partner might not be willing to give you the go ahead in the upcoming week.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Ask for forgiveness and you will be forgiven. Get a disagreement straightened out before it undermines your future prospects. In the week ahead, concentrate on making dreams a reality and on improving your most cherished commitments.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Every hour that passes takes you an hour closer to what is yet to come. You might be smart to investigate your options for college or retirement planning when you have some personal time on your hands in the week ahead.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can check out, but you can't leave. Daydreams might take up much of your time in the week ahead. Some of your ideas may be applicable to financial success in practical ways, but some are simply farfetched.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Something good can come from a simple act of kindness. Go ahead and grant someone a favor even if you feel they don't deserve it. You could be asked to make an important commitment of time and energy this week.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary in the week ahead. You may be amazed at what you can accomplish if you set out without preconceived notions. With Venus in your sign, romantic relationships can take top priority.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Turn wounds into wisdom. You can move past hurts and humiliations if you put them behind you and use them as inspiration to do better. In the week to come several people will offer you flattering and positive feedback.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Benefit from good advice. In the upcoming week, you can gather wisdom from traditional sources and use it to your advantage in financial and business planning. You may be inspired to look for more opportunities.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by those you did. The fact is, you don't have to do them all right now. Hold off launching crucial plans until the end of the week.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Winners compare their achievements using the measuring stick of their goals, while losers compare their achievements to those of other people. You can stash away money like a squirrel this week to reach financial goals.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you don't know where you stand with someone, perhaps you should quit standing and start walking. By the end of the week, you should receive clear signals about whether a romantic prospect is worth your time and effort.
IF OCTOBER 19 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Work hard to find ways to use your energy and initiative in constructive ways during the next 4-6 weeks. Consider running your personal life in the same efficient manner in which you handle your career or business responsibilities. Don't begin anything crucial until after the end of November when you can put your business savvy and street smarts to good use. Your best month to initiate plans or start something of great importance is next May, when Lady Luck smiles on everything you do and you have your best chance to achieve security.
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