BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Alexa Vega was born in Miami, Fla., today in 1988. This birthday gal is probably best recognized for playing Carmen Cortez in all four films of the "Spy Kids" franchise. She starred in the short-lived series "Ruby and The Rockits" and has guest-starred on episodes of "Royal Pains," "Unsupervised" and "The Middle." Vega is the older sister of actress Makenzie Vega.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The sound of insincerity might make you head for the hills. If you suspect someone is exaggerating you might be wise to hold off on an agreement or promise. Avoid added expenses.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your need to be seen as agreeable and cooperative could go too far and make others feel uncomfortable. Your generous nature in overdrive could be why you spend everything in your pocket.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Just because it costs more doesn't mean it's a great value. On the other hand, if you hope to sell for a profit this might be a good time to push luxury goods or overpriced items.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): A bridge too far is where you are. Although you think you are ingratiating, it could appear to others that you're insincere. Watch out for a tendency to eat too many rich foods.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The taste of competition doesn't breed good taste. Someone may lure you off your couch and challenge you to do something physical. Exercise discretion with a new relationship and with your money.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Hide the checkbook. Your sensible approach to spending could be at odds with your extravagant tastes. Focus on things with lasting value, such as education and harmonious relationships.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may go to extremes. You could have the urge to show off just to prove you have the best of everything to such an extent that you're even tempted to put bling on your blog.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Concentrate on displaying your best side both in public and at home. Loved ones might have some extravagant ideas or make wasteful purchases. You're challenged to exercise restraint.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you take others for granted you could be in for a surprise. Your casual assurances could be taken at face value. You say, "let's do lunch sometime" and they say, "how about today?"

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Pick up where you left off. Social niceties might sidetrack you, but it's easy to get back on track quickly. Fully scrutinize your financial situation before you act on ideas.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone could misunderstand a message or expect you to perform as promised at an inconvenient time. Not everything is at it seems, so be aware that you must check the fine print.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Too much of a good thing can leave you with too little money at the end of the day. You may feel like clowning around and forget to count your pennies or make a social faux pas.

IF AUGUST 27 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Plan to launch your most important projects as soon as possible while the doors of opportunity are open. Anything that doesn't work out now is not in your best interest anyway. Work diligently to get business, job and financial matters aligned in your favor during the upcoming four to six weeks. New contacts, especially those met in group settings, will help propel you to the top of the heap. Your views and outlook on life are undergoing an important change. What you once treasured may assume less significance as you search for more spiritually satisfying partners and activities. Your prospects for a committed permanent relationship improve greatly after mid-February, since you have a tendency to idealize romantic partners and ignore their faults.