Happy Birthday: This is not the year to settle for second best. Stand up and be counted; your strong stance will impress everyone around you. It’s time to promote your interests and your talent.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Buck up and realize that you have the potential to move mountains if you put your mind to it. Consider what you want to do and you will find a way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have backed yourself into a corner today if you have allowed your stress level to escalate. Hidden secrets will come to the surface and cause you some grief. Be honest and upfront.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your charming way of dealing with people coupled with your great ideas and leadership will result in some worthwhile connections. Romantic possibilities are present, so keep your eyes open.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take your time and ease into what you are trying to do. Later in the day you will not be nearly as frustrated by circumstances and you’ll stand a much better chance of accomplishing what you are trying to do.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The day starts out well, but if you get too cocky or sure of yourself, you will be put in your place. Play it safe and let others come to you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take charge rather than letting others control you. Get to the bottom of any problems you face with money, health or the responsibilities of others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t let your emotions get in the way of having a good time. If you are stubborn about the way things are being done, you will only upset the people who are trying to help you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Prepare to show your talents and to follow what it is you want to do in order to reach your goals. You can turn your creative ideas into a worthwhile venture.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make plans that will lead to excitement and adventure. You can combine your activities with the rest of the family so that you can all enjoy the day together.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You won’t be able to count on anyone but yourself until later in the day. If someone new is trying to impress you, check his or her credentials before you move forward.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Things may not be entirely as they appear today. Bide your time and don’t make promises based on what you are told.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Money may be limited today if you have overspent recently. Set a budget you can stick to. Don’t let frustration stand in the way.

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