CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Fabio, Sly Stone, Phil Lesh, Judd Hirsch.

Happy Birthday: Your determination will pay off this year. You should be able to persuade others to stand in your corner and help you achieve what you believe in so wholeheartedly. Knowledge will reign supreme, so prepare for the future you imagine.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll have to have a thick skin today. Criticism can be constructive. Be professional and adapt to whatever changes are required.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Touch base with old friends or colleagues today. Someone from your past may take you by surprise. Go ahead and start the process to spruce up your looks.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look at your investments very carefully today. You stand to make some gains if you aren’t greedy. Do what you can to help an older relative.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Focus should be on partnerships and compromising to make them work better. Love can develop and commitments can be made if you are earnest about what your intentions are.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Getting along with your peers will be half the battle at work. Once you win approval, you should be able to get things done quickly and efficiently. Don’t be afraid to talk to someone higher up.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): New philosophies and creative projects should take priority today. Travel will lead to interesting connections for future reference. Children will influence your life in a positive manner.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Concentrate on your home and what it will take to get it into shape this spring. If you are in a relationship, your romantic partner may feel left out if you aren’t careful.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Starting your own business or taking part in something you believe in will lead to a good partnership with someone who has similar thoughts. It will be to your advantage to join forces.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be a little confused about your current direction, especially if things haven’t been going according to your financial plan. Take it slow. Focus on getting things done.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A business or personal relationship is either working or it’s not. Make your decision and get on with it. Taking action will be the key.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Matters pertaining to banking, medicine or institutions of any sort will surface. Do your research. This can be a turning point if you make the right choices.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t be shy today. Stand up and take the praise coming to you for a job well done. Partnerships can form or a new love may come into your life.

Birthday Baby: Nothing is too much for you and you always find a solution for whatever dilemma you face. You are virtuous and can face any challenge you encounter head- on.

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