BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Scott William Winters was born in New York City on this day in 1965. This birthday guy starred in the series "Oz" and has appeared in recurring roles on "Dexter," "24" and "NYPD Blue." On the big screen, Winters' film work includes "Urgency," "Good Will Hunting" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt." Winters is the younger brother of actor Dean Winters.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Expect the unexpected. Just when you think you've got all the bases covered, something will come along to throw your plans for a loop. There's no need to panic; just roll with the punches.
TAURUS (April. 20-May 20): Even if a million people all agree that the sky is green, they're still wrong. Don't let popular opinion sway your thoughts when you know you're right.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Check the facts. Forming opinions based only on upon what you've "heard" could be disastrous unless what you've been hearing is from a reliable source.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Find the balance between too much and too little. Overdoing it can leave you jaded and bored, while not doing enough just won't get the job done. Focus on moderation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): What seemed like a ball yesterday may be a bore today. Moods change, and while you may want to relive past moments of joy over and over again, lightning rarely strikes twice in the same place.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get right to the point. Don't beat around the bush when dealing with others; let them know exactly what you mean to prevent any misunderstandings. Don't over think decisions.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Once you've caught up with the latest fad, another one will take its place. Staying up to date with the newest craze is a losing proposition when you consider long-term results.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't let overconfidence set you up for a fall. When you go along thinking you can't possibly lose, it's more than likely that you will. Take nothing for granted.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't jump to conclusions. The first impression you have of someone may give you an inaccurate assessment of who you're actually dealing with. However, delve a little below the surface to gather more info before making any judgments.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Rome wasn't built in a day. You may feel frustrated that it's taking time for others to see things your way, but it takes longer for some people to accept new ideas. Be patient.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Being an individual or non-conformist in the workplace may turn you into a "rebel without a job." Be a professional in business situations; save free-spirited expressions for your spare time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March. 20): Making big waves could leave you all wet. This is not the time for drastic action or challenging the status quo. Simply do what's asked of you and stay out of the spotlight.
IF AUGUST 5 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Group activities, an exotic vacation, or a friendship that develops romantic overtones are all possible during the next four to five weeks. Make the most of the last month of summer because September and October are months to apply yourself to business or job concerns and avoid giving anyone a reason to criticize your performance. In November, you could fall prey to wishful thinking, so wait until December when your judgment is better to make a crucial decision.