BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Jonathan Taylor Thomas was born in Bethlehem, Penn., on this date in 1981. This birthday guy made his mark in TV as Randy Taylor on the series "Home Improvement" from 1991-1998. He's appeared in such films as "Wild America" and "Man Of the House" and has lent his voice talents to the animated features "The Adventures of Pinocchio" and "The Lion King." More recently, he's guest-starred on "Last Man Standing."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Blessings may be disguised in the week ahead. Even a mistake may turn out to be necessary to a worthwhile achievement. Avoid taking on additional obligations whenever possible.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): When all you have on hand is lemons, it's time to make lemonade. The first half of the week might bring you a spate of sour people, so be sure to use extra sugar.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The book of life doesn't have a table of contents. Some things you must test for the truth all by yourself during the upcoming week. Mental blocks keep you from falling off a cliff.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Plans, promises and proposals may have more holes than Swiss cheese. During the first half of the week, you may let your generous nature and enthusiasm get the best of you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You and a teammate or partner may live under the same skies, but you might not see the same horizon. Remain aware this week that other people may have a different sets of standards.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A problem can be a springboard to an uplifting experience if you take time to examine the situation and learn from it. Study hard and obtain an education in areas where you have an obvious deficit.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Love is a two-way street, so be careful you don't run someone off the road. Your sense of timing is out of kilter in the first half of the week, which could lead you to make mistakes of judgment.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can't live your dreams when you're busy living your doubts. In the week ahead, be a bit more restrained about spending, but don't be afraid to buy something you really want.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may give the wrong people the benefit of the doubt. In the week ahead, your skepticism, as well as your loyalties, could be misplaced. You may spend when it's smarter to be thrifty.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The space between what's wrong and right is where you may be hiding in the week ahead. Questions of what is ethical in social situations could surface and create inertia.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can live in the past or learn from it. Rules and regulations could cramp your style in the early part of the week. Use your innate ingenuity to avoid problems.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Seeing is believing. You may find it difficult to operate on blind faith alone during the week ahead. Focus on making your dreams for the future a reality, even in the face of opposition.
IF SEPTEMBER 8 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your ambitions, wants and needs may grow in scope and intensity, especially during the upcoming three to four weeks. You could become passionately involved in something that devours your time and forces you to be ruthlessly competitive. Don't forget to devote time to those who love you and find time in late October and early November to devote to your family, putting career aspirations on the back burner. New opportunities that come to your attention during January could help you shift to an easier path that's less stressful and more rewarding. Accept opportunities for advancement and expect rewards for a job well done at that time.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun