BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor Ken Baumann was born in Urbana, Ill., today in 1989. This birthday guy portrayed Ben Boykewich on "The Secret Life of The American Teenager" from 2008-2013. He played the recurring role of Ashley on "Castle" and has appeared on "Eli Stone." On the big screen, his resume includes "Spring Break '83," "The Cottage" and "Riding the 9." Baumann has been married to actress Aviva Farber since 2012.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take it slow and easy. You have a knack for detail, so pay the bills or balance the checkbook. Do some intense soul searching to be sure you aren't craving something just because someone else has it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don't be a fool and lose your cool. Err on the side of generosity to guarantee long-term security. A significant other may briefly test your resolve and commitment, or a boss might set the bar very high.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A temporary lack of enthusiasm from friends or your own fleeting doubts can briefly slow you down. Those who ask questions may prefer to hear only facts. Be prepared to account for every penny you spend.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stick to the game plan. This isn't the time to overreact to criticism or challenges and do something you shouldn't. Ill-advised purchases can drain the piggy bank and leave you holding a white elephant.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pass tough tests and handle hard lessons. You'll be measured and judged by the results, not by what you say. Maintain a professional demeanor and follow to the rules if you want to achieve your goals.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): People who change their minds too often can waste your time. You may need patience to deal with what might become a losing proposition. It's a good day to list priorities and concentrate fully on the top ones.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The odds aren't necessarily in your favor when you spin the wheel of fortune. It's always fun to take a chance, but the things that bring true joy should not require any risk or danger. Use your head, not your heart.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Seek shelter before the storm. Threatening situations are like dark storm clouds that could easily dissipate before they cause any harm. However, it is foolish to be caught out in the rain without an umbrella.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. However, sometimes the sidetracks offer a scenic view or rewarding experiences. Don't let linear thinking interfere with achieving your goals.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Control the urge to be a control freak. Remember that no one is perfect - including you. If you try to micromanage a relationship you might end up getting the cold shoulder for a long time to come.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't add fuel to burning frustrations. Some things are like being stuck in a traffic jam, and you can't do anything to change the situation or hurry things along. Wait patiently, and don't stir up trouble.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can't escape on flights of fancy when partners and bosses keep reminding you of duties. Take stock of what needs to be done. Apply yourself diligently to tasks that have been neglected in the past.

IF AUGUST 8 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have the power of popularity to help you forge new bonds and break others during the next 4-6 weeks. A romantic connection or a job interview could prove fruitful. In late September or early October, you may be wiser than usual and able to see your future clearly. You can solidify your position with the help of others. You may even get an opportunity to make beneficial changes or create viable plans for the future. There may be some reason to hold off, but that is fine since you'll have a very good time period in February to put your plans into motion without any reservations.

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