BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Johnathon Schaech was born in Edgewood, Md., today in 1969. This birthday guy has appeared in such films as "Takers," "Quarantine" and "That Thing You Do." He's played recurring roles on "The Client List" and "Ray Donovan" as well as guest-starring on episodes of "CSI: Miami," "Drop Dead Diva" and "Cold Case." Schaech was formerly married to actress Christina Applegate.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't get carried away by the enthusiasm of others. It's easy to be swayed by someone's persuasiveness and do something against your better judgment. Focus on making a strong professional impact.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Things turn out the best for people who make the best of things. You could be distracted by flattery or appeals for charitable donations. A partner needs help to achieve ambitions.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Drive plus inspiration get you somewhere. Balance a shrewd business sense with a vision of what can be accomplished and aim high. Hold off on purchases that require good taste.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): No one is able to resist good humor and kindness, but don't go overboard. People will expect you to honor your promises, so don't be overly generous with casual assurances.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Use a discerning eye. Just because it doesn't have a designer label or expensive price tag doesn't make it less valuable. Be forgiving if a significant other exaggerates or is insincere.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can tie together loose ends or work well with details. You may give in to a desire for extravagant items or overspend to impress others. Remain businesslike with personal finances.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. Education is more than knowing what you must do, but may mean knowing what you can do and perhaps should not do.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If the past calls to you, let it go to voicemail; it has nothing new to say to you. Focus on making a more secure future for your family by letting your ambitions have a free rein.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A special someone could disrupt the even tenor of the day by spending too much or going to extremes. You must walk a balance beam between reasonable caution and optimism.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't regret the things you haven't done but the things you never did when you had the chance. You might be possessed by an ambitious nature, but you shouldn't pass up fun.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you aspire to be top gun in your profession or workplace, be as nice as possible. Handle sudden changes of plan and surprises with diplomacy. Someone may rival you for top position.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is giving whatever you do something extra. Add a "can do" attitude to good humor and you'll overcome all opposition.
IF SEPTEMBER 10 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your financial expertise and business shrewdness rises to the surface during the next five to six weeks. You'll be delighted with results if you do everything you can to make ambitions come true and put ideas for financial security into motion. You'll be wiser and luckier than usual in January and early February, so that's a good time to make key decisions and launch important plans. After the first of the year, put physical health and exercise at the top of your priority list. Ask someone else along to participate by your side as you start new health or fitness regimens.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun