Virgo: Don’t believe everything you hear


CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Christopher Meloni, 49; Emmylou Harris, 63; Linda Hunt, 65; Leon Russell, 68.

 Happy Birthday: In order to take full advantage of all the changes heading your way, clear up unfinished business in your personal, financial and professional lives. Investments, settlements or any dealings with agencies or institutions will be to your benefit. A change of location or making your life and living arrangements simpler will make a big difference in your outlook, attitude and future. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep a close watch on your financial situation. An opportunity to make some subtle changes will allow you the freedom you’ve been looking for. A romantic dilemma will leave you in limbo. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Troubles at home and with your relationships can be expected. Don’t let a stubborn attitude lead to problems you can’t reverse. Focus on your goals, not silly arguments. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your involvement in a good cause can be beneficial but, if you are too busy doing all the work, you will miss meeting someone with something to offer you. An unexpected change of plans must be handled honestly. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t be afraid of change and you won’t be disappointed. Networking can broaden your awareness while helping you scope out some interesting alternatives to the way you live your life. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get business out of the way before you decide to play. Emotional deception can be costly if you listen to a risky scheme. Focus on your goals, completing your work and getting together with friends, lovers or family. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t believe everything you hear. You will be up against some tough competition but, if you are honest about who you are and what you have to offer, you will win in the end. Love is in the stars, whether you are with someone or single. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The more time you spend talking to others, the sooner you will realize how much you have to offer. An interesting change regarding working will leave you open to take on a project that offers greater income. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You need to forget about serious issues and take a moment to relax. If you push to get things done, you will hit a brick wall. You will accomplish so much more if you can distance yourself from business and emotional worries that cannot be resolved quite yet. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will come into money in an unusual way but, if you aren’t honest and upfront, you will face opposition. Keep a low profile and don’t share information on how much you have or are entitled to receive. Exaggeration will lead to trouble. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Join forces with people who have similar interests and you will make headway. Don’t, however, believe everything you hear. Check out references and ask questions that will allow you to decide who is a good fit for you and who isn’t. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone is likely to withhold information. Be as honest as you can. Offer alternatives if someone is dissatisfied with your plans. Be willing to work with what’s being offered and you will find common ground. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you want to know what’s going on, ask. Your ability to twist things around to fit your needs will enable you to control a situation that has the potential to spin out of control. Don’t fall victim to uncertainty when a decision must be made in order to get ahead. 

Birthday Baby: You are creative, unique and geared to accomplish. You are aggressive, sometimes pushy and always willing to fight for what you want.