CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ricky Martin, Mary Higgins Clark, Ava Gardner, Howard Hughes.

Happy Birthday: You are responsible and trustworthy, and this will help when the time comes to ask for help yourself. You will make changes this year that will turn your life around personally and financially. Positive action will bring good results.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t let little things ruin your day. Enjoy the close company of friends and family. Reminisce about the year gone by and, with your positive attitude, help others prepare for the future.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take the opportunity to travel. Today is the perfect time to meet someone new while en route. You could be in for a very special surprise that will probably change your life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Include an older relative in your activities today and have people in for a little festive cheer. Put your difficult times behind you and start anew.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): This can be a very special time for you if you are in a relationship and, if you aren’t, you may meet someone special through friends. Move ahead with enthusiasm.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t neglect someone who loves you because you’ve lost track of time. Consider what you should be doing in the future. Listening to others will be most effective.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are likely to run into someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Make plans to get together in the new year. This renewed connection could lead to a worthwhile partnership.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Taking a reserved approach to the family dynamics will be your best bet today. Don’t hesitate to do what you can to lift the burden someone is facing. Your help will speak volumes about who you are.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Small gatherings to celebrate the time of year will lead to new acquaintances that will influence your future. This can turn into one of the most eventful days of the year for you if you pick up on the possibilities that are available.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Clear up the jobs you left undone before taking a break. Overspending will complicate matters, leaving you confused about what you are going to do next. Don’t take risks.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll be feeling a little nostalgic today. You will want to tidy up unfinished business before the end of the year. Dump the baggage you’ve been carrying once and for all.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t get involved in the gossip that is rapidly spreading or you may find yourself in the midst of a dilemma. Focus on your money matters and staying out of debt.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): If you have even a couple of hours to spare today, help serve the needy. Be gracious and donate your time and anything else you can afford to a cause you believe in.

Birthday Baby: You can communicate well with others and will take action to get things done. You are aggressive, powerful and very engaging.

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