CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Paul Newman, Wayne Gretzky, Ellen DeGeneres, Eddie Van Halen.

Happy Birthday: Focus on whatever task is at hand and don’t let trivial matters get you all worked up. If you can harness your energy and put your ideas into play, you can and will make headway. Know in your heart that you are capable of doing great things and you will surpass even your expectations.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you don’t channel your energy, you may become anxious and easily upset. Set your mind on doing, not stewing, and if you master that, you will make the progress you seek.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Problems with authority figures or superiors will leave you feeling cold. Try to do everything by the book and refuse to let anyone drag you into something that you don’t feel is right for you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take the straightforward approach to things today. Your funds may be limited; this is the time to offer a helping hand, not your cash.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t start talking about personal issues today. You may face some awkward moments if you have to deal with someone who is in a higher position than you. Accept the changes that occur.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved in something you find competitive. The more you test your skills, the more confident you will become. Prepare to take advantage of your loving mood today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Expect to face some financial setbacks if you get involved in an organization that wants you to make a contribution. Your ability to be responsible and practical will be appreciated by someone you help today.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Expect to face some upset if you are dealing with a partner. You aren’t likely to see things in the same way. Don’t let anyone take advantage of you no matter how much you care.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Someone you know through work will be pushing to move things along too fast. Use your own judgment and don’t give in to the pressure.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Get involved in a social event that is a little out of the ordinary. Job changes look promising, so don’t hesitate to set up interviews.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let a minor mistake or occurrence stop you from following your dream. Someone close to you may try to discourage you from doing what you’ve always wanted to do.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Opportunities for romance will arise if you get involved in an organization with values that fit your criteria. Your generosity will pay off.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Gambling of any kind will lead to problems. Make sure you help the people to whom you have a responsibility. The possibility of losing your wallet or a piece of jewelry is likely.

Birthday Baby: You are a powerful, determined individual who wants to make the most of your life. You are smart, in tune with what is going on around you and set in your ways. You will not give up or back down.

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