CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Robert Alda, Jackie Gleason, Michael Bolton, Johnny Cash.

Happy Birthday: Don’t let this powerful and progressive year pass you by because you are unwilling to put in the time. There isn’t anything you can’t do if you put your mind to it. Be an optimistic participant and you will reap rewards.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Financial opportunities are present, so act fast to take advantage of the situation. A new job may be in the offing if you play your cards right.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your stubborn attitude will not benefit you. Taking a position opposite of everyone else will accomplish nothing. Be smart, gracious and generous instead.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your desire to make others happy will bring you support and encouragement to move forward with your plans. Career moves will be more beneficial than you realize, so stop waffling.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You must get involved in things you believe in. Someone you meet along the way will have a greater impact on you than you thought. Love may be in the picture.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t worry about what others think if you are happy with the results you are getting. Jealousy is likely to occur if someone feels threatened by your professionalism.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Travel or educational pursuits will lead to all sorts of possibilities. Partnerships can develop that will enhance a project you are working on. Listen and learn.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may find yourself in a tight spot if someone has asked you to take on some added responsibilities. Stop stewing about the task at hand and prepare to forge ahead. You will surprise yourself.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may feel the urge to do something about a personal situation that has been bothering you. Clear matters up even if it means hurting someone. In the long run you will be much happier.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The harder you work, the better you will feel. Opportunities are looking you in the face. Work-related events will lead to new openings and a better position.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can make some self- improvements today. Looking good can make all the difference in the world, especially when you are pushing so hard to get ahead in a dog-eat-dog world.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Refuse to let someone involve you in a dispute that is impossible to win. Don’t worry about going it alone or about losing the help you thought you might receive. Rely on yourself.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Business or personal partnerships can be developed today. Make the effort to sort through the needs of others to come up with a workable relationship.

Birthday Baby: You have strong desires and aspirations and will not settle for less than what you want. You aren’t always willing to listen to advice, but you do learn from your mistakes.

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