BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Margarita Levieva was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on this date in 1980. This birthday gal is a former gymnast who currently plays Abby Parker on "The Deuce." She's also portrayed Gina Zanetakos on "The Blacklist," Natalie O'Connor on "Allegiance," and Amanda Clarke on "Revenge." On the big screen, Levieva's film work includes "Future World," "The Lincoln Lawyer," and "Adventureland."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): What you want isn't always what you need. You might not be able to obtain a firm promise but you can achieve a meeting of the minds. A special someone is hoping for you to take the lead, not to push and shove.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It will pay to be more discriminating about who you confide in. You could easily give the wrong impression or throw money down the drain. Concentrate on constructive activities and making logical decisions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't act on impulses and whims where loved ones are concerned. You and a partner could briefly be on different wavelengths. Luckily, you respect each other well enough to overlook the minor differences.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): The thrill is in the chase. Sometimes you want what you can't have until you get it; then you find it isn't as satisfying as you hoped. This is a good day to focus on practical, sensible matters that ensure financial security.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Surround yourself with loved ones and plan to share the best things of life with family. Rather than letting your ambitions get the best of you this might be a good time to pamper yourself with the good things in life.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Life is fraught with pitfalls; one moment you can be riding high only to come crashing down in the next. Try a change of pace to lighten the mood. Visit a new place or plan an exciting activity with a new friend.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. Ask yourself if you are responding logically or emotionally to someone's challenge. Your phone may fill up with messages about upcoming social activities.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The kiss and makeup routine can extend to financial matters. If someone owes you a favor or money this is a good time to ask for reimbursement or to discuss ways to secure repayment in a timely manner.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What you consider harmless fun may be easily misunderstood. You might be surprised by someone's interest and determined pursuit and then disappointed when romantic sparks don't ignite any passion.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Thaw out those chilly feelings. The weather outside may be frightful, but someone will find you delightful. Loosen up and spend time with people who don't expect you to be picture perfect all the time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Two's company, three's a crowd. While it is fun to hang out with a crowd, close quarters can limit your feelings of freedom. Although you fantasize about meeting someone new, there is safety in numbers.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get real and be realistic. A close companion can remind you to be practical about money. The two of you can develop viable financial plans. Carry very little cash and avoid shopping trips filled with temptations.
IF FEBRUARY 9 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You may be overly focused on material success and neglect more important matters during the next five to six weeks. Late March is an excellent time to take a trip, go on vacation or to let your romantic ideas have free rein. In June you can sit back and just enjoy a peaceful period or you can initiate something of importance with every expectation of success. This is a good time to ask for favors, accept opportunities that drop in your lap, make decisions about the future, or to obtain professional advice. In early July an inability to distinguish fact from fiction or romance from fantasy can get you into a muddle. Wait until your business sense is at its best, in late July and early August, to invest money or delve into any new financial scheme.