CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Christina Aguilera, Katie Holmes, Brad Pitt, Steven Spielberg.

Happy Birthday: Self-improvement projects should be on your list of things to do this year. A change will give you the confidence you need to thrive in a competitive world. Your articulate way of communicating coupled with your new look will seal any deal you get involved in.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be prepared to deal with someone who is on the rampage. Emotions may flare up if you have forgotten to do something you promised. Be affectionate and kind.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have to take on some extra work today. Do it gladly. You may be tired, but the end result will be well worth it in terms of financial gains.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Socializing will lead to all sorts of new adventures. Creative pursuits or activities involving youngsters will be successful and bring you greater popularity. Short trips will lead to great buys.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will be feeling a bit frazzled today. You may feel the need to make changes in your personal life. Disillusionment regarding a partnership is likely to develop.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Helping those less fortunate will make you feel good about yourself and bring you in contact with interesting people — maybe even a future partner. Your good will could lead to all sorts of interesting possibilities.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your restlessness could lead to making a rash decision. Bide your time and don’t be too quick to think that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Disharmony in your personal life may lead to your feeling ill or stressed out. Take time for yourself or you will discover that you are too flustered to get anything done. Take the day to reorganize.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Focus on what you can do to make life easier for the older members of your family. Money matters can be resolved, but may cost you more than you anticipated. Begin to budget carefully.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your ability to help the needy will make you look good and should impress someone to whom you want to get closer. This is a great day to socialize.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Protect yourself both personally as well as in business. You will attract those who may not be the best influence, so be careful not to believe everything you are told.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be in the mood to party and have fun. Your joy will make those around you happy and lead to positive interaction. The future looks bright.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Watch your spending habits. If you lend money or possessions, don’t expect to get it back. The better you prepare for change, the better the changes will be.

Birthday Baby: Balance is your thing. Whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally, you will always remain on an even keel. You are a peacemaker, always trying to maintain harmony.

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