BIRTHDAY GAL: Actress Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, today in 1985. This birthday gal portrayed Jessica in the "Twilight" franchise. She's also appeared in the films "Pitch Perfect," "Up in the Air" and "End of Watch." Her 1998 Tony Award nomination for her performance in "High Society" (at age 12) made her the second youngest actor to be nominated for the award.

ARIES (March 21-April. 19): The horizon can always grow bigger. Time spent with a new acquaintance could yield valuable insights that could totally change your outlook on things. Physical exercise releases pent up energy.

TAURUS (April. 20-May 20): New doesn't always mean better. Someone may try to shake things up by implementing a whole new system. Unless the previous system was completely broken, you may ask, "Is this trip really necessary?"

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don't shy away from invitations to spread your social wings. Give in to the lure of hot spots where you're likely to meet new and interesting people and find exciting adventures.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make reservations for two. Put the work week behind you and give the object of your affection some much-needed attention. The more spontaneous the activity, the more exciting it's likely to be.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You get what you pay for. Go for quality over quantity, as one sturdy item is far more valuable than several shoddy items. Giving into an adventurous urge may lead you to strange new places.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep the schedule open. Don't waste time making plans for the evening, as a phone call or knock at the door will take care of that for you. You'll do far better in a group than on your own.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): Strut your stuff. Put on your best outfit and go out with the gang for an evening of fun and merriment. Utilize your charm and wit and everyone will be hanging on your every word, but don't expect to find Mr. or Ms. Right.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Carve out your niche. You'll find your greatest satisfaction in small, intimate gatherings rather than checking out local hot spots tonight. Better still would be a one-on-one rendezvous with the object of your heart's desire.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Luck be a lady tonight. Being in the right place at the right time could lead to a fortuitous meeting with a business contact that will provide lucrative opportunities. You won't meet anyone of note if you stay home.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't knock it until you try it. New insights may quell prejudices and inhibitions and have you trying something you've never considered before. Don't let spending get out of hand.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Live and let live. Don't try to talk others out of doing something you don't approve of; if you don't like it doesn't mean others can't. You're your significant other room to breathe.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March. 20): Spending too much time in the spotlight attracts moths. You may be the life of the party and extremely appealing to the opposite sex, but just make sure the princes or princesses who come your way aren't frogs.

IF AUGUST 9 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Those you think are merely fair weather friends will prove more than fair during the next 4-6 weeks. A romantic experience might inspire you to do bigger and better things. Get all your business, financial and job-related ducks in a row during September, when your good sense, energy level and financial decision-making is at its best. Maintain a low profile, don't make waves, don't press your luck, and don't make any major changes or decisions during November and December.