BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor and screenwriter Justin Theroux was born in Washington, D.C., on this date in 1971. This birthday guy has penned such hit films as "Iron Man 2" and "Tropic Thunder." He also appeared in a recurring role on "Parks and Recreation" and played John Hancock in the 2008 mini-series "John Adams." On the big screen, Theroux has appeared in such movies as "Inland Empire," "Miami Vice" and "Mulholland Drive."

ARIES (March 21-April. 19): The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. You may be willing to spring into action, but unexpected pitfalls may thwart your progress at every turn. Hold off on starting anything new until next week.

TAURUS (April. 20-May 20): Nobody wins a stalemate. Disagreements can easily be resolved through compromise, but if you and the other party can't find common ground, progress will stall. Don't rush into important decisions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Watch your step. People may be in the mood to take everything you say the wrong way, so choose your words carefully. Don't offer advice unless asked, as others may resent your interference.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): What comes around goes around. Kindness and generosity will be contagious; what may seem an insignificant act to you will make someone else's entire week. Hold off on making major purchases.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stick with the plan. You may be tempted to deviate from the program as soon as matters begin to unfold, but be patient and you'll find you were right to begin with. Don't let distractions derail you from objectives.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Living on the edge does not impress. Making a fashion statement is one thing, but when trying to make a good first impression, play it safe and conservative. Save important decision-making for next week.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Don't get lost in the crowd. You'll do far better on your own than within the group, as you're likely to be on a different wavelength than everyone else. Tinker with existing projects but hold off on embarking on anything new.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't rock the boat. The strong opposition toward your latest plan is a good indicator that you may want to rethink your strategy. Count on close friends and advisors to guide you toward a better path.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Grin and bear it. You may be forced to endure people who get under your skin. Remember that being a good sport through it all will make someone you care about very happy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make sure that the only toes you're standing on are your own. Be mindful of the feelings of those around you. Avoid speaking carelessly and causing hurt. Share your thoughts rather than giving dictation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be frugal with your opinions. Giving your personal point of view may rub somebody the wrong way. While you're entitled to have an opinion, there's little value to starting an argument.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March. 20): All work and no play makes for a dull weekend. Spread your social wings by inviting a few friends over for a picnic. There will be plenty of time for business during the week; recharge your batteries now.

IF AUGUST 10 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Make hay while the sun shines during the next 4-6 weeks. This is an excellent time to join an organization or club and to put your financial ideas to work on your behalf. Plan ahead so you won't need to make any major changes or purchases during the last half of November or in December. In that time period, you're more likely to receive criticism for mistakes or make errors of judgment, so follow the rules and do your best.