BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor B.J. Novak was born in Newton, Mass., on this date in 1979. This birthday guy starred as Ryan Howard on "The Office," as well as writing and producing several episodes of the series. He also appears in a recurring role on "The Mindy Project" with his "Office" co-star Mindy Kaling. On the big screen, Novak's film credits include "The Smurfs," "Knocked Up" and "Reign over Me."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Life is for living, not stressing. Find your center and hang out. Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how many challenges you face, tomorrow offers a fresh opportunity to make things better.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Focus on your own accomplishments. You might feel a need to keep up with the Joneses, but the Joneses won't notice whether you do or not. Don't let a competitive urge deflate your bank account.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be grateful when you obtain gratifying results. You have powerful energy at your disposal and should use it on constructive activities, not in tearing things apart.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put the power of passion to work for you. When you're engrossed in making the grade, nothing can stop you from reaching the top. Work hard and relentlessly and you'll receive notice for your efforts.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The grass might seem greener on the other side of the fence, but you could be seen as a trespasser if you jump over the fence to check things out. You may be intrigued by something or someone different.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Bad taste makes waste. There's no reason to invest your resources in a fleeting fad or sudden whim that won't suit your needs in the future. Focus your efforts on building up resources rather than spending.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Concentrate on improving communications with a loved one. You might be lured into spending money on a passing fancy or be overly sensitive to romantic blunders. A frank discussion can clear things up.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The trip uphill always takes the most effort, but going downhill is a breeze. Building up your net worth can become a passion, even if it requires long hours and stamina. You can stick it out.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your personal ambition to succeed can take a turn for the better. Focus on sticking to a project until completion. You may not be clear about a financial situation and tempted to trust things to luck.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Reevaluate fallacies or fantasies about someone close who's baffled or intrigued you. An existing love relationship can move to new heights of ecstasy or understanding by clearing up a mystery.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You might think you can get by on your charm or the good will of others, and you can in some instances, but it's best not to take anything for granted. Make sure to fulfill promises and complete assignments.
IF JULY 31 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your abilities may be tested, but you'll pass every exam with flying colors between now and the end of September. This is not an optimum time to start anything of importance but may give you a chance to settle issues from the past. A romantic interest or wild goose chase could distract you from obligations. You can safely launch plans that are close to your heart during October, or take a break from routines by scheduling a much needed vacation. During that month, a golden opportunity could be casually presented and you'd be wise to accept it with open arms. In February, you'll be in a position to make key financial decisions or a career change.