BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Steve Martin was born in Waco, Texas on this day in 1945. This birthday guy won a 2014 Grammy award for his writing collaboration with Edie Brickell on the song "Love Has Come for You." He's also won Grammys for his comedy albums "Wild and Crazy Guy" and "Let's Get Small." On the big screen, Martin has starred in such hit movies as "Father of the Bride," "Planes, Trains & Automobiles," and "The Jerk."
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Turn problems into assets. Your resourcefulness is at a high point so you can edge out the competition. Some of your resources may turn up in the form of friendly connections. Use imagination to achieve your goals.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your good manners and cheerful disposition might impress the boss. You can make progress with your career by networking with those who share your interests. A loved one might need your support and guidance.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The hen is not equipped to negotiate with the fox. Stick to what you know and who you trust. If you avoid speculative offers or slightly suspicious deals you will be able to protect your assets from an assault.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You might be too eager to splurge. You may find that the credit card overheats if you go overboard to please a mate. It is admirable to share with others but some of your decisions may not make good business sense.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Neatness counts. It isn't just your appearance but your frame of mind that needs to be kept in line. If you think inside the box now you will be prepared to escape outside it whenever an opportunity arises in the days ahead.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Simply sing a song and get along. If you present a cheerful face to others you can gain their trust. If you spend too much time worrying about group politics you may lose sight of what is important to the individual.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may go to extremes to obtain your dreams. You may attract too much attention and in an effort to please all of the people all of the time may promise more than you can fulfill. Your good taste is at a low point.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your craving for congenial companionship might cause a commotion. You can be aggressive in your pursuit of physical affection when simple friendliness might be a better tactic. Business and pleasure don't mix.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may give your heart as well as your money freely, because you have faith that everything will work out as planned. However, you might let someone take advantage of your generous and trusting nature.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You won't take no for an answer but may be disappointed with the results when you get the answer you desire. Your ambitions may put you at odds with people who only tell you what you want to hear.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People sense your genuine friendliness but it is possible that you may try too hard. Someone could show up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Brighten the scene but avoid being too extravagant or saccharine.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Harness your creativity on the job or in the workplace. This is a good time to place emphasis on your imagination. A family member, friend or something close to home could provide an amazing idea or insight.
IF AUGUST 14 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: During the upcoming six to eight weeks fulfill all your existing responsibilities but don't make important commitments or purchases. The boss might be looking over your shoulder so this is a good time to show that you are made of the right stuff. In November you may be inspired or uplifted by people or places and may make a beneficial decision that will be positively impact your future. Late November is the very best time to put your ideas into motion because your judgment is better than usual. Make hay while the Sun shines. In late January and February you may be able to relax with a vacation or simply enjoy some time off, but avoid making major decisions or changes as you might overlook the fine print.
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