BIRTHDAY GUY: Kevin McKidd was born in Elgin, Moray, Scotland today in 1973. This birthday guy appears in the role of Owen Hunt on "Grey's Anatomy" and starred as Lucius Vorenus on the epic series "Rome." He also starred in the short-lived series "Journeyman." On the big screen, McKidd has appeared in "Hannibal Rising," "Kingdom Of Heaven" and "Trainspotting."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Every crisis you handle with dignity adds to your stature. You may run into resistance if you attempt to implement innovative methods. Wait for better timing to revise and refresh your agenda.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): To keep the peace, you could agree to something you will regret later. Avoid making financial decisions. The seeds of a great idea might not be ready to sprout; set them aside for better timing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Never test the depth of the water by jumping in with both feet. A tendency to rush in without forethought can get you in over your head. Avoid making a mistake; steer clear of contracts and irrevocable decisions.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): "Clash of the Titans" was a good movie, but not something you should act out in your daily life. You could be easily riled up by your opposite number under these stars, so don't rush into a fight.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" is a song to sing only when you are alone in the shower. If you try to discuss your relationship with your one and only, you might have regrets and end up singing "Baby, It's Cold Outside."
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Pass up a passing fancy. In the end, it is better to want something you don't have than to get something you won't want. You can make an error of judgment with your piggy bank by rushing into a purchase.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Patience will pay off in the end. Your famous Libran diplomacy can be put to good use under these stars. Someone new on the scene may suspect your motives or push you a little too hard for comfort.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your powers of persuasion might backfire or be perceived as manipulation, so stay silent if love or money is concerned. There is little opportunity to negotiate successfully or put knowledge to good use.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your eyes could be bigger than your wallet. You might wish to buy something in order to win the competitive edge. Avoid misunderstandings by steering clear of business dealings and investments.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep a low profile; stick to the routine. If you can deceive yourself, just think how easy it is for others to mislead you. Resist the urge to jump through imaginary hoops of your own making.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The tried-and-true technique is needed to set a track record. You choose between following a well-worn path and blazing a trail. Those in charge will only reward you if you color within the lines.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are like that chocolate candy that is hard on the outside and soft in the middle. People see the businesslike cutthroat tactics or admire your sound business practices without seeing your vulnerabilities.
IF AUGUST 9 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You might feel that you have the entire world at your beck and call in the year to come. If you aren't sidetracked by a passing fancy or casual fling in December, you can make great headway with your career aspirations by the end of the year. An important new friendship or group could be a positive influence during March. Since you will be wiser than usual -- and will very likely have the assistance of powerful or benevolent friends -- April is a great month in which to start key projects, make crucial decisions or put major changes into motion.
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