BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Dante Basco was born in Pittsburg, Calif., on this day in 1975. This birthday guy provided the voice of Prince Zuko on the "Avatar: The Last Airbender" animated TV series, as well as the voice of the title role in "American Dragon: Jake Long." He's also guest-starred on episodes of "Hawaii Five-O," "Prime Suspect" and "CSI: Miami." Basco's greatest big screen success came from playing the role of Rufio in "Hook" in 1991.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Actions speak louder than words. Much can be accomplished today and tomorrow if you focus your energies on worldly success. Someone might find the way you strut your stuff enticing.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Intense insights and ingenuity help you solve problems. If you act on the highest ideals you'll find that harmony will return to a key relationship. Spend time with someone, rather than focusing on money.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Accept minor irritations with good grace. Authority figures might have little patience with those who rush into making improvements at the expense of peace and quiet.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Put your foot on the pedal and push hard. This is an excellent time to make headway with any project that could fatten your piggy bank. Be industrious and you'll conquer all obstacles.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Start your engines. This is a good time to launch a business plan or begin a creative project because you'll have both the time and the passion to see it through.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be the best that you can be. Find the energy and drive to make your creative ideas a reality. Loved ones might seem aloof, but are in reality giving you extra time to work independently.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There is extra energy at your disposal. If you're passionate about achieving a goal you can reach the pinnacle of success. Apply yourself; this is a good time to focus on achievement.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Handle your finances with efficiency and an eye on profits. Handle close family ties by reinforcing trustworthiness. You don't need to gush or go overboard to be affectionate.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The more things change, the more they stay the same. A decision may remain up in the air, or unresolved, as partners make dynamic alterations. Adjustments to your position might be needed.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Fresh insights will help you understand the views of others. Your enthusiasm is fortified by contact with inspiring companions. Powerful partners could open doors for you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Treat others the way you would like to be treated. You can be businesslike and act like a reliable professional without being unkind. A business contact could turn into a true friend.
IF AUGUST 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your thoughts may stray to improving your financial situation and you have the tools and the support from others to do it. If you want to change your job or switch fields, you may have more choices and the best opportunities during the upcoming four to six weeks. You glow like a light bulb in groups and are likely to be known for your friendly smile during this period, as well. It's a favorable time to join a club, organization, or even become part of a classroom experience. Don't be distracted by a passing romantic fancy or led on a wild goose chase in January. If you aren't sure about someone or something, ask for guidance from a good friend early in February.