Taurus: Watch what you spend


CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Francis Capra, 27; Eric Mabius, 39; Sherri Shepherd, 43; Jack Nicholson, 73.

 Happy Birthday: Both personally and professionally, the sky is the limit this year. All you have to do is take advantage of each situation as it arises. Don’t let your emotions or your stubbornness stand in the way. Weigh the pros and cons of every situation to ensure you don’t miss out on interesting changes with the potential to parlay into much more. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You deserve a break, so enjoy friends or do something that will enhance your body, mind or spirit. A little pampering now will go a long way toward easing your stress. Network or get together with people who stimulate your mind. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will have to watch what you spend. Someone close to you may be pushing you to be less frugal, so it’s vital you say no in a diplomatic but firm manner. Suggest entertaining but inexpensive alternatives. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do your own work in order to avoid criticism. A serious approach to your financial situation will help you avoid a costly mistake — not to mention an unnecessary purchase. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Taking on too much will result in doing a poor job. Before you put a scar on your reputation, rethink your strategy. Love is in the stars and, with a little effort, you can enhance your relationship or be brought in contact with someone very special. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It will be difficult not to take personally situations that develop. Problems with a colleague, peer, friend or relative will lead to emotional upset. Do not show your feelings or you will jeopardize your position. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The more you do to keep everyone on the same page as you, the better your chance of completing your plans. A trip will pay off. A love relationship can be magnified with a few simple gestures to confirm your feelings. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Tuck your money in a safe place. You will be tempted to spend on friends, entertainment or donating to a questionable cause. Consider a venture that utilizes a skill or talent in order to bring in extra cash. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are likely to take things the wrong way, especially when dealing with people at work. Jealousy will be the problem and must be avoided. Concentrate on what you need to get done and ignore what everyone around you is doing. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Greater involvement with different cultural beliefs, traditions or entertainment will entice you. Someone you are close to may be threatened by your recent choices. Avoid being too forthcoming with your plans. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make changes at home that reflect your state of mind and your philosophy in life. You can stabilize your position with open and honest communication. Love is on the rise, so enhance your relationship by highlighting your common interests. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you don’t put in the effort, you won’t get the return. This applies to whatever you do or pursue. Be willing to go the distance and listen to experience and advice being offered. Avoid a negative response. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Think big when it comes to your professional goals. There are opportunities but not if you are chasing an impossible dream. Know your strengths and use what you’ve got to your advantage. An important partnership will take on a serious connotation. 

Birthday Baby: You have class and integrity and fight for what you feel is important. You are emotional and brave. You stick to tradition and are competitive.