CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Tupac Shakur, Joan Van Ark, Joyce Carol Oates.

Happy Birthday: Unexpected events will probably produce some problems along the way this year. You will be exhilarated by intellectual conversations and delving into unfamiliar territory. For you, this can be a highly exciting year as long as you don’t saddle yourself with other people’s responsibilities.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t be bothered by colleagues who are trying to lead you on a wild goose chase. You have plenty to do without getting involved in other people’s antics. Use self-discipline to finish what you start.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t condemn yourself for having a change of heart. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes taking a completely new direction turns out to be a blessing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Follow your own ideas and thoughts and refuse to slow down just because someone is questioning your plans. Think for yourself and you won’t be sorry.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can expect to feel the effects of a business or personal partner’s turmoil today. Try to keep your distance and don’t lose sight of the things you must get done.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can make changes, enhance your working conditions and do something that will be healthy for you. You will be surprised at just how successful you can be today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you mingle and socialize, you will meet someone who can make a difference to your future. Change can be good, so don’t shy away.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Someone older may try to take you for granted. Be smart and well-prepared with your own plans so that you don’t end up doing for others instead of accomplishing for yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): If you can get away for the day, do so. This is a great time to share something special with the one you care most about. It’s now that counts, so have some fun.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You should have your mind set on getting ahead in business. The past couple of years may have been difficult, but that doesn’t mean uncertainties should hold you back. Refurbish your ideas from the past and start moving forward.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will be overly sensitive and emotional today. Uncertainties about your direction may lead to confusion. Travel and study should be on your mind.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone may try to lead you astray. Do your own research and follow your own path if you really want to change aspects of your life.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Changing times are causing you to rethink your old plans. This is not a bad day to open up new doors that could lead you in a more lucrative direction. Don’t be afraid of change.

Birthday Baby: You will be steadfast and willing to do whatever is necessary to make things around you better. You will be an advocate for those in need and your contributions throughout life will be acknowledged.

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