Virgo: Take the initiative


CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Colin Farrell, 34; Brooke Shields, 45; Sharon Gless, 67; Clint Eastwood, 80,

Happy Birthday: This is a great year to save toward something you really want to pursue. Focus on learning and applying it to better your life position. Change is necessary and with it will come greater satisfaction, knowing that you have paved the way to a brighter future. Trust in yourself and the rest will be history.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Watch your back if you want to avoid getting blamed for something you didn’t do or that you have no control over. Stop fretting about the impossible. Take care of your own needs first or you will be burdened by someone looking for an easy way out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Delve into activities that interest you and you will be inspired by the people you meet and the prospects offered. Your accomplishments will make a difference to a project you want to pursue. Love is highlighted. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Concentrate on money matters. The more you learn about investments or financial opportunities, the easier it will be to improve your current lifestyle. Bring about the necessary changes at home and you will feel better about your future. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may feel pressured by someone you have an emotional tie to but you cannot give in to something you don’t agree with or approve. Don’t go against your own code of ethics. Love is in the stars. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Follow through with any moneymaking idea that comes to mind. There will be an opportunity to put a price tag on something you are good at doing. Your charm and unique way of presentation will ensure you get top dollar and plenty of requests.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take the initiative and start something new. Whether it is a personal or professional undertaking, you will be able to achieve what you set out to do. Extending an offer to help someone you like will bring you closer together. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There will be a lot of underlying factors that will influence the outcome of a situation you are involved in. Concentrate on keeping the peace at home by pitching in and doing your share. You will be given a choice but there will only be one option. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t be afraid to speak up. If no one knows what you want or think, you can’t expect to have things turn out your way. Love is highlighted, so socialize or spend time with someone you love. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be inclined to overspend on something that will burden you in the future. Find ways to utilize your talents and incorporate your skills into earning more and answering to fewer people. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): No matter what’s being asked of you or who’s watching, you can manipulate whatever situation you face by taking control. Show responsibility and take care of each issue as it arises. Focus on love late in the day. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a close look at your financial situation and you can make some adjustments to your current lifestyle that will help compensate for a debt you owe. An original idea can turn into a moneymaker.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): What you do for others will make the difference. Make suggestions and, before you know it, you will be involved in a project that can bring knowledge, experience and new partnerships. Don’t walk away from something due to a lack of instant remuneration.

Birthday Baby: You have depth, character and plenty of soul. You are willful, aggressive and capable of taking action and pursuing your goals.