BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Damian Lewis was born in London on this day in 1971. This birthday guy has earned two Emmy nominations as Nicholas Brody on "Homeland," winning the award in 2012. His performance as Henry VIII in "Wolf Hall" earned him a third Emmy nomination. He currently stars as Bobby Axelrod on "Billions" and he will next portray film legend Steve McQueen in the upcoming movie "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can choose to pursue the things essential to your happiness or let the non-essential things control you. It may be wise to re-evaluate your intentions because you may compete merely for the sake of winning.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When you compete for someone's attention you could send a message that may be misinterpreted. Your good manners can enhance your reputation as well as put others at ease. Don't lend new toys, money, or belongings.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Life is fun, but feelings are fragile. You are apt to make impulsive purchases or make insensitive remarks that you regret later. Restrain your impulses or you may end up with the short end of the financial stick.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): If wishes were horses beggars would ride. The things you wish others would see in you are the very things you want to see in yourself. Don't spend too much time being dissatisfied with yourself or others.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Shed your cocoon and become a social butterfly. You might be a whiz at social networking and meet people who share your interests. Use hidden talents and a friendly spirit to make headway in the business world.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Running away from a problem only increases the distance and time it takes to arrive at a solution. Direct your energy into activities that will give the greatest results and satisfaction. Bypass people that cause stress.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Focus on the forever. Even when there are fleeting moments when you and a loved one doubt your trust in one another there are plenty of opportunities to prove your loyalty. Make headway by using networking skills.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): No one will knock you for spending a few extra minutes on necessary niceties. Spread "please" and "thank you" around like butter. Remain respectful of the traditions that grease the wheels of social interaction.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The more you share, the better you fare. You can't please everyone in your life if you spend all your time counting the pennies in the piggy bank. You can share your feelings and dreams as well as money.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Persistence will unlock some closed doors, but even on the best of days it is possible there will be no one home no matter how frequently you knock. Don't be discouraged if you must work harder than usual.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can take pride in your accomplishments without worrying that you will make other people jealous. Your closest companions may prove to be true blue friends and will be happy to see you succeed.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Employ cherry picking techniques to guarantee that you receive only the best. Turn aside from an agreement that must be kept hidden from view. Anything worth having is worth discussing openly with friends.

IF FEBRUARY 11 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Remain patient throughout the upcoming four to six weeks as you may be ambitious to the exclusion of all else and not be equipped to make the best financial or career decisions. Your drive for material success and business sense is in much better condition in late March and the first half of April. Because you are willing to "give it your all" anything you begin can be successful. You could be inspired to begin something that will fulfill your fantasies and may also have some romantic experiences. You are most likely to receive recognition and opportunities for advancement late in June or in early July. That may be a perfect time to launch your most cherished plans or to make crucial decisions about key areas of your future because you will be more farsighted than usual.