BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Tristan Wilds was born in Staten Island, N.Y., today in 1989. This birthday guy currently stars as Dixon Wilson on "90210." Previously, Wilds appeared as Michael Lee on "The Wire." On the big screen, Wilds has appeared in "Red Tails," "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Half Nelson."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Accept challenges. You are capable of going the distance, but sometimes it can be lonely at the top. While no one questions your business acumen, your expertise in other fields may be somewhat lacking.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't let your mouth write checks that your body can't cash. Avoid getting caught up in the spirit of the moment and saying things that you may regret later. Hold off on important purchases.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stay astraddle the fence. No matter what choice you make, someone is going to be displeased or shocked, so your best option is to not choose anything. Don't let romantic undertones blind you to the truth.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Only a fool dives into shallow water. Although your intentions may be perfectly honest, those around you may have a different agenda. Avoid moving in on someone else's territory and avoid a confrontation.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don't get signals crossed. You should be careful not to misinterpret a polite smile as an invitation to romance. While testing the waters is fine, leaping into a foolish commitment could make you sink like a stone.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Others find you as reliable as a fine watch. You'll have no trouble meeting your deadlines and drawing the attention of those in power. If others are jealous of your sound work ethic, then so be it.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don't start what you can't finish. Know your limitations -- and if you doubt whether you are capable of handling a new responsibility, pass on it. Sticking with the old routine is the best course.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If a yes-or-no answer is required, go with maybe. Do not let yourself get pressured into making a decision that you're not certain of, even if it creates friction. Decide only when you are ready.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In chess, pawns are expendable. In life, some people treat others as pawns to achieve their own ends. Be aware that a romantic encounter may make you a pawn to stir the pot with someone else.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Perseverance yields its own rewards. It may not be glamorous, but there is no substitute for the satisfaction that comes from completing a difficult task. Romance is an unnecessary distraction right now.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't get drawn into a competition. Your work record speaks for itself and you have little to prove. Accepting a foolish challenge will only bring you down to a lesser level. Stand your ground.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Unbalanced scales bring discord. You could get carried away by the spirit of togetherness and leave someone else out in the cold. Do your homework before making any investment decisions.
IF JULY 15 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Get as much accomplished as possible during the next two weeks while energy levels are high and you can earn recognition for competiveness. In August and September, you might let the dish run away with the spoon or engage in other nonsense that distances you from the facts where a romantic partner is concerned, even though your business sense is sound. In Late October, and then again in December, avoid making major decisions or changes as your ambitions are not likely to be achieved. Those are also poor times to take on additional duties or responsibilities, so do not borrow money or make commitments. After the first of the year, developing solid friendships will be helpful.
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