CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Timothy Hutton, Angela Bassett, Madonna, Kathie Lee Gifford.

Happy Birthday: Change, improvement and following your own path should be your intent this year. Your desire to achieve the things in life that you feel you’ve been denied in the past will give you the drive you need to reach your goals.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will be so intent on doing everything that you may fall short of your goals today. Opportunities are present, but you must stay focused.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Watch what you say today. Put your efforts into sorting through your investment deals or looking at a potential property that interests you. Don’t overspend.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Speak up and take a strong position if you believe in a cause. Your need for mental stimulation and your thirst for knowledge will lead you in a new direction.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stop looking at the downside of everything. Shake yourself up and make an honest effort to have fun. There is a creative side just waiting for an outlet.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ll be ready to make a statement, so initiate a new project and spark enthusiasm in others. You can make a difference if you focus on helping others.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Complete all the home-improvement projects you started way back when. Then move on to other hobbies. Money can be made if you make some changes.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The more active you are today, the better your chances in the romance department. If you are already involved, show your partner a good time; if you aren’t, get out and you will meet someone you can relate to. Sharing will pay off.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get involved in work- related activities and a lot can be accomplished. Share your interests with a colleague or client. It could lead to a very special connection.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Nothing will stand in your way as long as you don’t take an unnecessary risk. Get involved in a sports event that is challenging and will show your team spirit. Your impressive performance will attract attention.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t take everything to heart. Someone is likely to put demands on you. Don’t make comments that will be taken out of context.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It might be a good time to pick up something for that special someone. Romance will strike in the strangest places. Be prepared to go the extra mile.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may have a change of heart. If you haven’t been all that happy with the way things are developing, look at your roots. You can discover why you keep making the same mistakes and put an end to it.

Birthday Baby: You are intuitive, sensitive and creative. You will never do anything without turning it into a big production. You are strong, persistent and very entertaining.

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