Scorpio: Don’t shun your responsibilities


CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Carey Mulligan, 25; Kylie Minogue, 42; Christa Miller, 46; Gladys Knight, 66.

Happy Birthday: Plant your feet firmly on the ground and move in a positive direction that suits your needs. Whoever doesn’t come along for the ride isn’t likely to have anything to offer you in the future. Choose your friends and colleagues wisely and get rid of any dead weight or baggage. Honesty will keep you from getting into trouble personally and professionally. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can get ahead if you are swift to make a move to free up your cash. Money is heading your way, so be smart about the way you invest it. A business trip will lead to an interesting opportunity. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t be fooled by an unrealistic offer. You are better off putting your cash in the bank than spending on something that doesn’t live up to its promises. An emotional squabble will be costly if you are reluctant to say no. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): It will be difficult to make choices that tug at you emotionally. Be pragmatic or ask someone you know to help you make an important decision. Offer your time, not your cash, to a cause and you will avoid a stressful situation. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): An opportunity you have been feeling uncertain about will become clear. Don’t be afraid of added responsibility. It will allow you to direct the outcome of a situation you are interested in controlling. 


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved in activities or groups that stimulate you and you will feel alive and ready to conquer the world. Don’t let someone’s disdain for what you are doing stand in your way. Feeling good about who you are and what you can accomplish is what counts. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you upset someone unintentionally, it will be difficult to make the changes you have been planning. Think and respond rather than reacting harshly. Diplomacy will allow everyone to maintain dignity and have a graceful way out. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t just dream about taking a trip or learning something different, do it. The people you meet, once you follow your heart and your dreams, will encourage you to follow through. Your intuition will guide you in the right direction. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take advantage of any opportunity that presents itself. A new responsibility will help you realize your potential. Diversify and you will excel in ways you never thought possible. Don’t shun your responsibilities. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Consider what you want and the possibilities you foresee and you can manipulate the situation to fit your needs. Your ability to act impulsively may unnerve someone but your sense of adventure will dominate. You can forge ahead and impress the people watching. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A simple approach to a new project will make it more appealing. Mix business with pleasure and you will find it easier to seal a deal. A contract or settlement can bring you greater assets and a promising future. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The changes you make now with regard to the way you live and the things you do for money will have a positive effect on your future. Diversifying will lead to greater independence and a serious partner with lots to offer. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will find it difficult to control your emotions, leaving you in a vulnerable position with a tendency to overreact, making matters worse. Instead, keep busy and focus on work. 

Birthday Baby: You are emotional, caring and always a good friend. You face adversity head on. You are a responsible and able individual.