BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor James Rebhorn was born in Philadelphia on this day in 1948. This birthday guy is quite busy lately, with recurring roles on "White Collar," Big Lake," and "30 Rock," as well as showing up on the soap "As the World Turns." On the big screen, Rebhorn's extensive film credits include "The Box," "Baby Mama," and "Cold Mountain."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Accentuate the positive. Focus on showing appreciation for the strengths of others, rather than their weaknesses. Minor misunderstandings with an intimate companion can be cleared up with frankness.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Accept gifts and gratuities graciously. This is the time to focus on the spiritual and let business take care of itself. You can easily cultivate new contacts who will have your best interests in mind.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get the lead out. Tackle projects that require physical effort or leadership skills. Once you know where a problem is rooted, it is possible to plow it up and remove it permanently.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your leadership skills shine and they help you achieve financial success. Hold hands with a romantic partner and make a sincere attempt to kiss and make up to erase setbacks or misunderstandings.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The best that was yet to come may have arrived. You can feel secure and contented with finances. Your good taste is the basis for making wise purchases, especially for clothing and decorative items.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Ask for favors from higher-ups or cooperation from equals. Optimism makes the future look brighter. Make the best of a good day by concentrating on finding out what other people want and need.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can pride yourself on being an original instead of a copy. By getting in contact with people who look at the facts objectively, you can learn to be a better person and rise above petty selfishness.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Payback can be seen as a reward or a punishment. Your past generosity or kindness might bring you help from behind the scenes. When a positive attitude shines your future takes on a rosy hue.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sacrifice what you are for what you could become. Making resolutions to improve your life and putting them into motion now can have positive long-range results. Take advantage of opportunities.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may have the chance to spread your wings and fly to beneficial heights. You are more articulate now and your words could hit someone right on target or at least be repeated far and wide.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Clear the decks for a new project. Finish tasks that seemed daunting earlier this week by using burning drive and determination. You are a brilliant problem-solver when left free to make decisions.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Bow to the inevitable as well as to the law. You need to color within the lines and avoid the gray areas that could impact your reputation. This is a good time to make wise and smart plans and decisions.
IF SEPTEMBER 1 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: "Good things come to those who wait" might be your motto, but waiting comes to an end by the end of this month. If you have been waiting for prayers to be answered, the right opportunity to come along or a definite signal that a special someone is the real deal, look no further. During February and March, not only will your personal life go well, but in financial or career affairs you can't be beat. You are more competitive than usual and more likely to be awarded the promotion or the new job you have been angling to win. The other possibility is that an important romance could sweep you off your feet and change your life forever.
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