BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Stephen Dorff was born in Atlanta today in 1973. This birthday guy has starred in such films as "Public Enemies," "Backbeat" and "Blade." Dorff worked as a child actor, guest-starring on series such as "The New Leave it to Beaver" and "Diff'rent Strokes" -- as well as starring in the horror movie "The Gate" at age 12. Dorff is the son of music producer Steve Dorff.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Someone could say the magic words that unlock your originality and pep you up just when energies are lagging. There is a tendency to indulge in lavish entertainments or overdo expenditures on luxuries.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Ask favors of your favorites. The boss might be more forgiving of minor errors and more likely to let you leave work early today. However, you might be expected to put in extra hours next week.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Relish a love of personal independence. You may be feeling your amorous oats tonight, but only find pure contentment with the tried and true. Pass up the temptation to make impetuous purchases.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): In the long run, it might be better to make do, or do without. You could be over confident about income. Gather information and get all the facts, but hold off on purchases that stretch your resources.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Time is the one commodity that can't be replaced if you waste it. The water-cooler crowd may entice you into discussions that distract you from essential business. Prioritize the day so the night is fun.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You may be mired in "the more the merrier." It is possible to go overboard with expenditures on entertainments and amusements. It is easy to gain cooperation from others, but not all promises will be kept.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If some is good, you probably think that more is better. You need to guard against overindulging in the good things in life. Enlist some extra hands to help with a pending project or running errands.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do a balancing act with the bank balance. The money you waste on this and that throughout the day might add up quickly. Your special someone is probably in the mood for extra spoiling and indulgences.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't buy the whole cow just to drink a glass of milk. It is easy to be enthused by a new hobby and get in over your head. Act sensibly to avoid starting bad habits and use common sense.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The check is in the mail. You might hear what you want to hear from someone who wants to maintain the peace by being creative about the facts. You could hear excuses or rationalizations today.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Less is more. As they say, "You can never be too rich or too thin." It isn't necessary to spend a great deal of money to make a dazzling impression. You might be at odds with an insincere person.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your sense of adventure can make this a fun-filled weekend. It is easy to set off without a destination in mind. You take it for granted that people will overlook mistakes and forgive you for not being on time.
IF JULY 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your sector of the zodiac is free of surprises and unnecessary stress during the year ahead. You can settle down into a pleasant routine and build your strength as ambitions grow. Plan to put your most important plans into motion in October or November when you will have cosmic help. That is a good time to make permanent improvements in the general direction of your life and to find lucrative opportunities. Late January or early February is a good time for wise business decisions, but in March you can successfully start or interview for a new job, or even meet a romantic partner when your popularity hits a high note.
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