Happy Birthday: Focus on what will beef up your bank account. This is not a year to sit back and make others rich by working hard for them, or be talked into taking on things that you know aren’t going to benefit you personally.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Temptation will get the better of you where purchases are concerned. Spare yourself the anguish and refrain from shopping today. Do what you can to help an older relative.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Begin to position yourself for a better job. Pleasure trips will enhance love and romance and may bring you into contact with someone who has a great moneymaking idea. Talk to a financial advisor.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Too much chatter and not enough action will lead to little accomplishment and a poor reputation.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t take things the wrong way because you think everything is about you today. Put in the effort required to get ahead. Be smart.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t be blind to the financial opportunities that exist. Home improvement projects should be on your to-do list.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do something nice for someone else. Your contributions will make others stand up and take notice. Partnerships can be developed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Finish the projects you already have going and work quietly by yourself today. If someone tries to talk you into doing something you don’t want to do, back away.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Tie up unfinished paperwork. Follow through with ideas and plans and ask questions. Your attitude is changing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A relationship you are in will be close to the edge. If problems are brewing, deal with them swiftly. Accepting the changes that occur will be half the battle.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The more help you offer friends and family, the more you will get in return.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There is no time-out today. Push to get where you want to go. Your comments to others will make a difference to the outcome of something you are trying to get approved.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your imagination will be working overtime today. Put pen to paper and jot down your ideas.

Make arrangements to get out and have some fun. Physical activities will relieve stress.

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