CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: John Cusack, Mel Brooks, Kathy Bates, Gilda Radner.

Happy Birthday: Take the initiative and start to follow your unique plans. You will have lots of options, but you must choose to do your own thing, not what others want. You will be hard to stop once you set your wheels in motion.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Social activities or community events will result in new friends and new possibilities. You don’t have to spend a lot in order to have fun.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Put in a little overtime and you will receive the recognition you deserve. Don’t let family or friends put you down because you choose to get ahead. Jealousy may be an issue.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will find it hard to make personal decisions today. You aren’t likely to stick to what you say, so don’t make promises that you won’t keep.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Rewards or gifts for your past good deeds will help you get through a difficult period. Just because someone makes a kind gesture doesn’t mean that something isn’t expected in return.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your responsible attitude and fun way of solving problems will help stabilize an important relationship. Be careful that you don’t have a double agenda and that your motives are virtuous.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Things are not as they appear. Reserve judgment until you have all the facts. Rumors are likely to spread quickly. Avoid gossip and keep a watchful eye.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Mingle with those in high positions and you will impress people who are willing to invest in your future. You can express your opinions and receive help from your peers if you are straightforward about your goals.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may have to do something for an older member of your family today, but don’t be made to feel guilty. Take care of the problem quickly and get on with your own plans.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): This can be an upsetting day if you allow someone you care about to make you feel insecure. Stand up for your rights and speak your mind.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You should be doing something that will ensure that you live a healthier lifestyle. Expand your exercise program with a new sport and expand your knowledge with new information.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s time to make a change, but not at the expense of something that you really want to do. Reevaluate your present situation. Self- awareness will bring you closer to your goals.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone you care about may let you down today. Protect yourself from people who don’t have your best interests at heart. Don’t let your emotions stop you from working toward your dreams.

Birthday Baby: You will be curious, studious and always looking for some unique direction to follow. You will take an interest in what everyone around you is doing and utilize whatever you can. You will be remarkable in your own special way.

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