CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hayden Christensen, 36; Kate Hudson, 38; James Franco, 39; Ashley Judd, 49.
Happy Birthday: A steady pace and a thoughtful attitude will help you avoid being pressured by someone using emotional tactics this year. Work out any trivial matters in your own head before sharing with people who are likely to oppose you. Focus on making personal growth and achieving physical wellness. Keep your goals reasonable and your plans doable. Choose peace and love over discord and despair. Your numbers are 8, 19, 23, 26, 33, 41, 49.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Good fortune will be the result of hard work and showing the determination to reach your goals. Don’t let what others do influence you. Make choices based on what will encourage you to stay healthy, knowledgeable and in control. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Proceed with caution when dealing with professional matters or situations that could affect your reputation. It’s best to listen carefully and play it safe when dealing with people who tend to be unpredictable. Physical health and fitness are important. 2 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put more thought behind your actions. It’s in your best interest to consider how your decisions will influence others. Set an example and refuse to give in to anyone who is trying to pressure you to spend money or make a donation. 5 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Money and emotions will lead to mistakes. Don’t let anyone guilt you into paying for something that you don’t want or aren’t responsible for. Concentrate on matters that will improve your position and your reputation, not someone else’s. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stay cool when faced with opposition. Take responsibility for your actions and follow through with your plans. Your strength, courage and determination will make a difference when dealing with others. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Good fortune is within your reach. Don’t let the demands of others hold you back. Take care of your responsibilities quickly and get back on track. If you want to get ahead, dedication, belief and hard work will be required. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotions will be difficult to tame. Take your time and don’t let anyone push you into something you aren’t ready to face. Don’t say something you’ll regret. Look inward and you’ll find the right way to approach a big decision. 5 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep a tight rein on emotional situations. Protect your reputation by offering honest answers that will not jeopardize your position. Only state facts or you will be accused of spreading rumors. Choose creative outlets over unnecessary conversations. 2 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll have to be realistic if you want to avoid discord. Don’t pick a fight or lead someone on when you should be looking inward and working on bringing about the positive changes that will enhance your life. 4 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Trouble could occur if you disagree with a friend, relative or neighbor. Look for a diplomatic way to solve your differences to avoid being shunned. Compromise will help you build good relationships that will lead to positive sharing. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your emotional drive and passion will see you through, even if you are physically depleted. The changes you bring about will be well worth your time and effort and could open up the door to a new beginning. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Visit someone who grounds you or helps you see the bright side of whatever situation you face. An opportunity to travel or learn something new will influence a decision you need to make. A partnership will leave you feeling confused. 4 stars
Birthday Baby: You are emotional, expressive and passionate. You are curious and adventuresome.
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