Taurus: Focus on yourself and your surroundings


CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Marcia Cross, 48; Sarah Jessica Parker, 45; Elton John, 63; Aretha Franklin, 68.

Happy Birthday: This is a year jampacked with opportunity and fast-paced deals. Prepare to give your all to whatever your cause, project, plan or goal. Be self- assured, focused and ready to counteract any pitfall that stands in your way. Personal relationships will get a long, overdue shakeup that will resolve pending problems. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Love, socializing or networking will bring you the most satisfaction and can enhance your relationships with the people important in your life. You will discover something quite profitable by joining forces with someone able to contribute equally. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A quiet, secretive approach will allow you to do your research so you have your facts and figures ready should you be faced with resistance. Focus on yourself and your surroundings. Don’t let an emotional issue turn into an argument. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone may be secretive. Don’t let your suspicious attitude cause you any grief. Go about your business and you will soon find out what’s going on. Short trips will bring about a chance to get ahead. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take any opportunity you get to clear up odds and ends personally and professionally. The less you leave unfinished, the better you will feel about your future plans. Don’t hesitate to try something totally different. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make enjoyment your prime concern. Love is in the stars and can help you make decisions regarding your future location and residence. A change will allow you greater opportunities and will open the door to all sorts of interesting activities. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t let a financial expense that belongs to someone else end up coming out of your pocket. Getting involved in a creative hobby will lead to new friendships. Offer suggestions to a group that shares your mindset. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have plenty to mull over, especially when it comes to personal and professional dealings. Don’t let emotions influence what you decide to do. Base your choices on what suits you long-term. Organization and good planning is all it will take to be successful. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may anger someone if you have to make a change of plans. An old friend or lover will make you consider changes that will affect your home, life and status. Before you make a decision, evaluate how it will affect your lifestyle. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Bring on the good times but don’t shun someone in the process. If you leave anyone out, you will pay dearly for your mistake. Get approval before you make a change that will upset your home, family or friends. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll face some problems while traveling. Don’t mess with authoritative figures that can make your life miserable. An emotional situation can be avoided if you spend time nurturing a relationship that you care about. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Go back to some of the people you have worked with in the past and you will discover new opportunities. Your love life will pick up if you share your experiences and offer suggestions. Taking care of personal obligations is a must if you want to start fresh. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Incorporate some of the new skills you have picked up while researching or watching how someone has turned a hobby into a service. Being proactive will draw greater interest to what you have to offer. 

Birthday Baby: You are willing, ready and able to take control. You set goals and work relentlessly until you have accomplished what you set out to do. You are a leader.