CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Shawn Ashmore, Toni Braxton, Yo-Yo Ma, John Mellencamp.

Happy Birthday: You will be determined to make things better in your life and your community this year. You can make a difference to the people around you with your insight and persistence. Your biggest fear will be waste – both of time and of resources – and will lead you to recycle and reuse, producing positive gains.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Someone you thought you could trust may not be telling you the whole story. An older relative or parent may need to talk. Your imagination will be in top form today.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your connection to people who are well-known will lead to a very interesting encounter. Keep up to date with the interesting people in your life. Expand on an idea you have.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotional blackmail will not win you points or solve the problem you are facing. Study the circumstances and refrain from making any kind of decision now. Work hard and put your emotions on the back burner.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You absolutely must try something new today. Accept change. Community or cultural events should be on your agenda.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Save or invest your money today. Looking for moneymaking deals should be high on your list. Don’t be too generous if you want to get ahead financially.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make special plans with the one you love or with close friends. Opportunities will become available if you talk about your future plans. Someone will see your vision and will want to get involved.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put your ideas on the table and promote whatever it is you believe in. You should be able to drum up interest in what you are trying to do. Based on your contributions and your talents, advancement is likely.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Networking should be scheduled, so attend events that will bring you in contact with someone you want to meet. Self-improvement projects will be highly successful. Follow through with your plans.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Work on making your place the best it can be. Don’t let everyone stifle your mood. Do the work yourself and you will feel the satisfaction when you are finished.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Unusual people and events will capture your attention today. You will make a lasting friendship. Someone interesting will catch your eye and inspire you to make changes.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t hold back. You can change your career direction or even start a business of your own today. Be adventurous and you will find yourself setting a new trend.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you are single, you will be in the mood to fall in love. If you’re already in a relationship, rekindle the flame. Travel will be in your best interest. Music or any other creative endeavor will play an important role.

Birthday Baby: You are sincere and very strong, wise, serious-minded and willing to work hard. You are determined and will strive to master anything that interests you.

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