BIRTHDAY STAR: Actor Jimmi Simpson was born in Hackettstown, New Jersey, on this day in 1975. This birthday star earned a 2018 Emmy nomination for his role as William on “Westworld.” He currently portrays Spencer Clay and on “The Man Who Fell to Earth,” Tom on “Pachinko,” and he voices the role of Drednok on “Star Trek: Prodigy.” Simpson’s film work includes parts in “Studio 666,” “Silk Road” and “Unhinged.”
ARIES (March 21-April 19): A busier schedule may leave little room for joy and play. By creating a list of priorities, you can become more efficient and reach your goals. A partner or close companion may also offer a helping hand.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may be willing to entertain surprising insights and experiment with the latest inventions. When it comes to handling your money, however, you could be more conservative and implement caution and economy.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Streamline your activities. Experience may be an educator that teaches you how to make every step more efficient. Avoid media distractions; read a business magazine, attend a seminar or view videos about pertinent subjects.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Share your burdens as well as your joy. A loved one or partner likely takes your relationship seriously and may do everything possible to make life more enjoyable. Follow advice that protects your best interests.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Money isn’t everything but having some room to maneuver makes all the difference. This is not an auspicious time to negotiate for better terms or to make crucial financial decisions. Someone could be suspicious of your underlying motives.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You might feel pulled in two directions. The result of any indecision could be that an opportunity is lost. You hope to be clever about financial matters without sacrificing compassion, but it might not be possible now.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Add up how much time or money you’re spending on a sideline. Be careful if you’re walking a fine line between a business project and a hobby. Some attempts to be sociable in business situations could be seen as inappropriate.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Paddle hard under the surface and you can keep your calm while dealing with an intense situation. People might enjoy working with you because you can be accountable, as well as tolerant and forgiving towards others.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): What is a good idea for a family member might not the best solution for you to adopt. Charm your coworkers with a willingness to test out new techniques and a quick grasp of necessary changes.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Focus on the most effective use of time and resources. To get time off you may need to work more efficiently. It can be hard to do more with less, but pay attention, you’ll learn some great hacks for the future.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): By refusing to take action, you may be lulled into a false sense of safety, but it’s hard to get ahead if you are deliberately staying behind. Look within to discover what is limiting your leadership or sense of adventure.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You might seek instant gratification but only receive instant karma. If you are presented with a lesson, make sure to learn it fully. Avoid making snap decisions or allowing someone to play on your sympathies.
IF NOV. 21 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: The upcoming two to three weeks can be an excellent time to make progress with both your material and spiritual goals. Your life can take a turn for the better if you accept an offer or take advantage of an opportunity that drops in your lap. This beneficial change of direction may help you weather opposition to your plans in the last half of December and allow you the freedom to enjoy a romantic interlude or pleasant vacation in early January. Because you may be friendlier and more outgoing than usual, you are likely to meet stimulating and inspiring people as February approaches. However, do not begin any important new projects, make major changes or ignore the rules in February when any error or omission such as forgetting to pay a bill could have unpleasant consequences. Financial and business success may elude you until March when you should have enhanced street smarts and be able to make intelligent decisions with new investments and major purchases.