Birthday Guy: Actor Toby Stephens was born in London today in 1969. This birthday guy has starred as Captain Flint on “Black Sails” since 2014. On the big screen, Stephens’ film resume includes “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” “All Things to All Men,” and “Die another Day.” Toby is the son of late actor Robert Stephens and actress Maggie Smith. Stephens is slated to star in the 2018 reboot of the series “Lost in Space.”
Aries (Mar 21-Apr. 19): You may be faced with a steep climb to get over the proverbial mountain, but grit and determination will spur you along. Adhere to the rules of decorum when dealing with business types.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20): You have the ability to absorb data like a sponge today, and others may look to you as a sort of walking encyclopedia. Crucial decisions will be easy for you, as you will instinctively know the right choice to make.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): A perplexing problem may become mere child’s play if you seek out the guidance of an experienced mentor to show you the way. Frank discussions with a close friend or loved one could yield some fresh ideas.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): Others may marvel at your performance, when it is simple logic and deductive reasoning that are doing all the work. Maximize your enjoyment of the weekend by finishing all tasks before quitting time.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t wait until the last minute. Leave some room in the schedule, as unexpected events could quickly eat up valuable time. Performing an act of kindness,
no matter how small, will give you a lasting sense of satisfaction.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You could earn a well-deserved pat on the back by impressing others with your personal innovations. Communication skills will be on display, as you are able to convey talking points in a persuasive way.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Tell it like it is. There’s no easy way to deliver bad news or sharp criticism, so you may as well just get the brief unpleasantness out of the way by doing it.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Roll with the punches. Constantly changing conditions may not leave you much time for deliberation and could require that you make snap judgments and changes on the fly.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Meet a challenge
head-on rather than trying to figure out ways around it to save a lot of time. Don’t make promises unless you fully intend to see them through.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may burn the candle at both ends. There may be nothing wrong with juggling work and a personal side project, as long as you don’t start falling behind.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may want to spare someone’s feelings by ignoring an issue, but you could be doing him or her a favor by confronting it. It may relieve some stress to leave your phone turned off until Monday.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): You won’t get fooled again. No matter how carefully someone tries to hide it, you’ll know the truth when you hear it. You’ll also know when this person
is trying to pull the wool over your eyes. An honest critique of your work could be helpful.
Iif April 21 is your birthday: Focus on following your enthusiasm and asserting your independence during the next six to eight weeks. Your friends may pull you in a different direction or subtly undermine your confidence. July is a much better time to participate in group outings and social functions, while your friend-making functions are at a peak. Wait until August to make a final choice about an investment or major purchase. Your negotiating skills will be at their best, and your shrewd appraisal of financial matters will help you get the advantage. Your instincts could be off the mark in October. Wait until the beginning of November to launch crucial plans.