BIRTHDAY STAR: Actor Alona Tal was born in Herzliya, Israel, on this day in 1983. This birthday star has portrayed Stella on “SEAL Team” since 2017. She also played Jocelyn on “Hand of God” and has played recurring roles on “Truth Be Told,” “Burn Notice” and “Supernatural.” On the big screen, Tal’s film resume includes roles in such films as “Do You Take This Man,” “Night of the Living Dead: Darkest Dawn” and “Broken City.”
ARIES (March 21-April 19): This could be a time to mind your own business. Your instincts might urge you to interfere and meddle or to throw your weight around, but you’ll find more success by remaining neutral and tending to your own needs.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You might feel pushed into making a poor business decision. Possessiveness could become an issue that causes a rift between you and a loved one. It is more important to be in harmony than to get your way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may be feeling empty and want to fall back on old ways of filling emotional needs. Rather than retail therapy, put money aside for a rainy day. Your judgment is likely sound, but this is not a good time to try to be right.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): There may be something hidden in a situation — allow time for all the details to emerge before you take action. If someone wants to be “just friends” then you should accept their choice without question.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can be honorable and ethical even when you are at your most ambitious point. You may be challenged to remain steadfast when bombarded by suspicions. Someone might not support or agree with your business model.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An attractive investment may appear but keep your money in your pocket. Someone’s motives might be obscure so depend on good advice and your own good judgment to steer clear of sketchy situations.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your creative juices may seem like they dried up and blew away. Reconstitute your ideas when you are feeling more relaxed and carefree. Wait until any tensions subside to make major decisions or important changes.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Loved ones may have their own ideas about how to handle business and financial affairs. This might rub you the wrong way or ignite an argument. This isn’t a good time to make crucial decisions or changes.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Although you think you are smart and talented enough to navigate creative ideas, there may be more input than you can handle. Steer clear of any temptation to spend money or rack up long-term debt.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Showing appreciation and consideration can prevent disputes. You may be preoccupied with attaining success and be passionate about your work, but you should be thoughtful and always restrain your worst impulses.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Relationships and promises could be fraught with pitfalls. Someone could expect you to meet high standards that might be stressful to reach. Rely on someone’s wise advice to guide you in the right direction.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Some people or products might seem glamorous from a distance, but when you get up close, they can be disappointing. Put the brakes on big expenditures and new investments because you can’t accurately gauge results.
IF OCT. 20 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Make crucial and necessary financial decisions and career moves, and develop business strategies while your business acumen is sharp and on point during the upcoming two to three weeks. You may be ambitious and focused on achieving material security in November and early December, but you won’t get ahead in business or make headway with unusual financial schemes during this period. Circumstances may cause an upheaval or require you to drastically change your outlook. As December gives way to the first half of January, your romantic heart may yearn for something; a vacation or holiday excursion could satisfy your need for creative inspiration and escape from routines. Once you have a vision of what you hope to achieve, buckle down in early February to the task of making dreams a reality.