BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Steve Guttenberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on this date in 1958. This birthday guy may be best known as Mahoney, the star of the "Police Academy" franchise, but he's also starred in such hits as "Cocoon," "3 Men and a Baby" and "Short Circuit." More recently, Guttenberg has competed on "Dancing With the Stars" and had a recurring role on "Veronica Mars."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Set the wheels in motion. Now is the time for new things, such as a new project, partnership or romance. A new romance could turn out to be nothing more than a brief fling, but you'll be glad for the experience.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you've got it, flaunt it. A spring in your step and stars in your eyes make you the center of your universe today. Put your unique perspective to good use in social situations, as this could take you places.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take time to assess your situation. Review your long-term goals and objectives; decide what you really want or if a new plan is in order. Ideas that deviate from the beaten path are likely to find success.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Follow your own agenda. Conventional wisdom is too general for your situation and you'll only progress by thinking for yourself and taking charge. You'll do better on your own than in a group.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Enjoy the spotlight. Conditions might make you a hot commodity. Actions may speak louder than words, but whom you know makes a difference, too. Spend money only when absolutely necessary.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Out with the old, and in with the new. Re-evaluate certain aspects of your life that could need sweeping changes. Remember that you're not the same person you were 10 years ago; readjust accordingly.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be the life of the party. Regale your friends and colleagues with witty anecdotes and jokes to lighten the mood in the workplace. Smiles can be contagious, so take an opportunity to start your own epidemic.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don't shy away from challenges. Someone may threaten you with a vicious bark. Prove you can bark as well, and if needed, bite too. On the romantic front, sometimes it's best to remain just friends.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Test your limits. A new technology or fad is all the rage. Maybe it's time you tried living on the edge a bit. Traditions may bore you and you'll be infinitely more satisfied when pushing the envelope.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Times are changing. As you grow older, what has worked in the past may no longer be viable; a whole new approach could be in order. Expand your experience by visiting new places and meeting new people.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There's no harm in a little charm. You won't find a situation that you can't overcome with a little witty banter and a bright smile. Put your best foot forward to make progress in business or the social scene.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There are no limits on an open mind. Seek to broaden your horizons by meeting exciting new people and experiencing strange new things. Those who are already set in their ways will only impede you.
IF AUGUST 24 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You may want love in your life or to make a big impression on a new boss, but you tend to be attracted to the wrong people this fall. Wait until November and early December to put your resume on the line or your heart on your sleeve. Although issues that revolve around trust and commitment can cause some dismay lucky stars will guide you in the right direction. The people who have your best interests at heart come closer and those who would undermine your progress seem to fade into the background. If you need to make major changes such as a new job or a move, January is the best time to break away from the past successfully.
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