A.J. McLean, Dave Matthews, Crystal Gayle, Joan Baez.

Happy Birthday: You must be smart if you want to play in the big arena, so build a solid base and take the time to know the facts this year. Remember, however, that all work and no play will lead to tedium. This is a year in which balance will have to be maintained to reach your highest potential.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be creative in your choice of entertainment and make this a memorable day. Money can be made if you invest in yourself. Younger people will have an influence on you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Be careful with your choice of words when talking to family and friends. Don’t cause more problems by being stubborn or refuse to listen to advice. Focus on improvement.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The more traveling you do, the better. There is plenty of information to obtain if you put out your feelers. Opportunities will arise to form a relationship with someone influential.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Focus on how much you can accomplish today. Financial ventures can turn out well, but don’t get involved in a joint venture. You must remain in complete control.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will be ultra-sensitive today. Don’t react too fast to what others do or say. Be forthright about what it is you are trying to do, but don’t let your powerful demeanor take over, making others defensive.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You may be tempted to take a risk today that could affect your financial situation. Don’t assume you know what you are doing. Lack of facts can result in losses.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t hesitate to ask for a favor from someone you know is in a position to help you. This could lead to meeting someone who will make a difference to your future.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): What appears to be a disaster in the making will turn out in your favor, if you are patient. Your secretive nature will be exactly what’s needed to unnerve anyone who is trying to cause you trouble.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Socializing will exhilarate you, but avoid gambling. Keep things light, fun- loving and romantic, and you will end up having a very memorable day. stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t sign anything without reading the fine print. Helping someone else will be your best bet. Take care of any chronic health conditions before they worsen.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a deep breath before you deal with any emotional matters. Partnerships will be tense if you haven’t listened carefully to the complaints of others. Be sensitive and understanding.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may be feeling restless and in need of a change, especially where your career is concerned. Gain additional knowledge in order to follow your goals. Don’t be afraid to go in a unique direction.

Birthday Baby: You are very intuitive and, if you follow your instincts, you will reach your goals. You are astute, dedicated and willing to do whatever it takes to walk down your chosen path.

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