BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Jennifer Coolidge was born in Boston, Mass., on this date in 1961. This birthday gal currently co-stars as Sophie Kachinsky on "2 Broke Girls" and she also played the role of Betty on "The Secret Life of an American Teenager." On the big screen, Coolidge's film credits include "A Cinderella Story," "Legally Blonde" and "American Pie." Coolidge made her TV debut on an episode of "Seinfeld" in 1993.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Anything new, progressive, or outrageous can earn your attention. Remain open to fresh viewpoints and alternatives to mundane tasks without insisting on change for the sake of change.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When the going gets tough, the tough get going, but when things are easy you should take advantage of them. Take the time to think things through without being sidetracked by interruptions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A surge of optimism and an upbeat atmosphere make for a pleasant atmosphere, but don't depend on getting much accomplished since your comrades could be pulled several ways.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don't jump to conclusions or promise more than you can accomplish. You have a great deal of energy at your disposal if you funnel it into constructive, not destructive, activities.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Overreliance on the opinions of others or a lack of concrete facts may spoil results. You could be distracted by a fantasy, so focus on being creative and adhere to your priorities.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When you blindly shoot an arrow into the air it will come to earth you know not where. A gamble on positive end results could turn out for the best, but only time will tell.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Casual assurances can cause concerns. A promise that everything will be "just fine" could be considered a guarantee. Don't exaggerate your abilities or spend more than you earn.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Relationships will run smoothly if you think carefully before you act. When you experience optimistic moments you might dip into your savings or make promises you can't keep.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Remain skeptical of casual promises and wait for things to fall in place. Not everyone really means what they say. Make your own analysis of financial facts that affect you.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You prefer peace and quiet as you plot and plan, but someone in your intimate circle may believe this is a sign you're avoiding them. Remain sensitive to the feelings and concerns of others.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't waste your time or money on a pastime that doesn't provide concrete benefits. When your heart strings are plucked, take time out to reconsider if this is the real thing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Hold off on making important presentations or requests. This could be a very good time to lay groundwork for the future or to ask for personal favors, but you lack persuasive skills.
IF AUGUST 28 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Set important plans into motion during the next two weeks, as your judgment is better than usual. You'll have extra help from well-wishers and supporters for anything worthwhile you begin. Your ability to make smart financial decisions is accentuated, as well. This is also a good time to make a crucial decision about a romantic relationship. Develop friendships among your peers and set a high bar for physical health during the next six to eight weeks. Join a swim club or fitness center to widen your network of business contacts and kill two birds with one stone. Your compassion for the needy grows during the next six months, but you may be lacking the tools or experience to make a difference until after February.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun