BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Natalie Martinez was born in Miami today in 1984. This birthday gal most recently starred in the now cancelled series "Detroit 1-8-7." She's previously starred in the series "Saints & Sinners" and "Fashion House." She guest-starred on episodes of "Sons of Tucson" and has appeared on the big screen in the movie "Death Race."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Business and pleasure don't mix. Follow the rules and maintain a professional manner at the work place. Socializing and goofing off when there is work to be done will not earn you any favors.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A rose by any other name would smell as sweet. However, a rosy exterior may blind you to the underlying weeds. Be careful in decision-making and be sure to follow your head and not your heart.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): A bargain has no value if it is something that you don't actually need. Offers that seem too good to pass up usually aren't, so wait. You can get the most out of your money by leaving it right where it is.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): "No" is not a dirty word. It's fine to lend a few dollars to someone in need, but there's a fine line between generosity and being seen as a soft touch. Don't let someone take advantage of your good nature.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): What goes up must come down. Your good mood may be tested by some minor disputes. You've been riding pretty high lately and it's only natural that you will hit a temporary bad patch eventually.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't make a deal with the devil. You may find yourself at a disadvantage in negotiations. An agreement may resolve a dispute but cost you an unfair premium. Stick to your guns; let the other side blink first.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The best things in life are free. However, finding these things may cost quite a bit. Keep an eye on finances, as the bills for an activity you enjoy may be adding up to more than you bargained for.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Know the difference between what you want and what you need. Prioritize your spending so that essential items are covered. You may have to do without some of the little luxuries you enjoy.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't fret over spilled milk. An error is an error and once done cannot be undone. This is not the end of the world. Use the experience gained from your mistake to ensure it doesn't happen again.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't press your luck. You may have had success in getting favors from a friend in the past. However, know that there is a point at which certain favors go beyond the boundaries of good taste.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep things nice and crystal clear. Don't let communications slide into a gray area; be honest and forthright and illustrate matters as either black or white. Take a spiritual, rather than material approach.
IF JULY 12 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Get vacation hours under your belt in the next few weeks and tie up all your loose ends. During August, you might deceive yourself into thinking that you have everything under control or could be distracted by a fledgling romance or dangling financial carrot. You may be called upon to handle more than your fair share of responsibilities in September and October, and your lack of attention in August could leave you with all the blame when things go wrong. Wait until December to make major purchases or decision when the stars are better aligned for your success.
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