BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Yancy Butler was born in New York City on this date in 1970. This birthday gal made a name for herself as the star of the cult series "Witchblade" from 2001-02. She's also appeared as a regular on the 2007 season of "As the World Turns" and she recently guest-starred on "The Mentalist." Butler is the daughter of Joe Butler from the rock group The Lovin' Spoonful.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don't let any confidential info out of the bag in an effort to impress someone. Watch what you say, as you could be pressured to put your money where your mouth is, to your distinct disadvantage.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Refrain from the urge to meddle or criticize and don't dwell on past misfortunes. Folks who wheedle their way into your affections this weekend might have an ulterior motive, but only time will tell.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Exercise discretion in a dainty way. Your search for love might lead you in endless circles. Seductive glances could go askance at the crucial minute. Keep your hard earned pennies safely in the jar.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Remain calm, even if tempted to lose your temper; conflicts will work out. One-on-one relationships might be filled with tension, so don't push important issues or tempt fate by trying to come to an agreement.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Holiday weekends deserve happiness. The problem is that there may be pressing obligations that cannot be neglected. Find ways to schedule the day so you get everything completed and still have fun.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Petty economies can help you achieve the security you deeply desire. Fry your own chicken instead of ordering it from the fast-food window or rent a DVD instead of going to the theater tonight.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Being too insistent and unrelenting about following rules can be counterproductive. You might be overly serious about getting what you want or you may be wearing blinders that prevent you from seeing the truth.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will be measured and judged by the results, not what you say. Maintain a dignified demeanor and adhere to the rules if you want to achieve social success. Pass the tests that involve hard lessons.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sit on your hands. If you are attacked by confusing emotions when it comes to a new romance, just sit tight. Don't be provoked into a confrontation or a show down.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sow exactly what you want to reap. A lack of enthusiasm from others may be due to an exacting or critical attitude on your part. Everything will work out for the best if you remain polite and diplomatic.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It is wise to be cynical in certain situations. You might not have a firm grip on the facts right now. Wait to make a decision about a job or financial matter. Accept the challenge of making a public appearance.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may be barking up the wrong tree. Your loving heart might slip off the leash and give chase to something of dubious value. You are much too eager to please others and may mistake business for pleasure.
IF JULY 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You may question whether the glass is half full or half empty as you develop an ambition that goes hand in hand with greater responsibility this year. It is important to get plenty of rest and take good care of your physical body because you may drive yourself too hard. August is a great time for a vacation -- but not for great decisions, as you are much too romantic and easily fooled. You can achieve your goals through some type of apprenticeship that will give you solid experience. Hold off on making crucial decisions between March and the end of June. You might find that a cloud hanging over you has a silver lining next December when your luck is better than usual and opportunities that lead to success could turn up.
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