CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Holly Valance, 27; Katie Wagner, 46; Frances Fisher, 58; Eric Burdon, 69.
Happy Birthday: There is plenty to gain through helping others, so don’t wait for someone else to take the lead when your knowledge and expertise should be recognized and appreciated. Letting someone steal your thunder will lead to anger and resentment, not the advancement you want and need. Think of what you can accomplish and don’t stop until you reach your destination.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The more involved you are in challenging social events or activities, the more knowledge and self-assurance you will pick up. Your greater understanding of what is going on around you will enable you to stand up to any pressure. Don’t give in.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your stubbornness will pay off if you are dealing with someone who is trying to take advantage of you. Your no-nonsense attitude will let everyone know that you mean business.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There are people who need help and those who want help. Do your homework so you know exactly what everyone has to offer and what each requires in return. You can take a leadership position.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t meddle even if someone asks you for your opinion. As soon as you make suggestions, you will be blamed for interfering. An emotional matter will escalate if you are pushy or refuse to hear the opinions of others.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may have to compromise but, in the end, you will gain the upper hand. Not everyone will be thinking rationally. Your ability to make the most of what you’ve got will bring you victory.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep a close watch on your finances. Trying to please someone may help you get ahead at work but, when it comes to your personal life, you’ll meet with opposition and complaints. Use a gentle nudge.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Mind your own business and stay out of trouble. A little gossip is all it will take to make someone you care about angry. A passionate approach to whatever you do will make an impression on someone you would like to get to know better.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get approval before you decide to move forward with one of your ideas. There will be people who aren’t willing to take a chance. Explain exactly what it is you are doing in order to set someone at ease and get the go-ahead.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You must come up with some original ideas if you want to gain the support of someone you need to complete your plans. Problems at home will escalate if you don’t address complaints being made about neglect or your irresponsibility.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make overdue changes at home to lift spirits and eliminate the complaints of the past. Your concern to get things done right for the people you care most about will enhance your relationships and ease tension.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t keep making the same mistake over and over again. Address problems quickly so you can move on. You have a responsibility to the people who care about you most. Love is apparent; honesty will make it happen.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The more adaptable you are, the more you will get in return. Share your thoughts and ideas and find ways to incorporate other people’s suggestions into your plans. A good friendship will help you accomplish the most.
Birthday Baby: You are aggressive and will stop at nothing when it comes to getting your way. You have good ideas and strong beliefs. You are a thinker and a doer.