CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Gillian Anderson, Melanie Griffith, Whitney Houston, Eric Bana.

Happy Birthday: It’s up to you to call the shots this year and make your own decisions based on what is best for you. Follow your own path instead of someone else’s. Be relentless in your efforts to prepare, present and promote your own projects.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Listen to what a friend has to tell you. You will be able to help this person solve a problem he or she faces and you will learn something from the experience you share with one another.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You should be considering what you can do to move up the financial ladder and make your professional life more satisfying. You will have the perfect opportunity to do so if you take action now.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your emotions are likely to sway you one way while your good sense tugs the other. It is best to sit back and wait until you feel more confident with your choice.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will have to watch what you do with your money today. Some limitations will arise if you have been too generous and you may be a little gullible.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): No one is likely to let you down or turn you down today. Ask for favors. You will have everyone eating out of your hand.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Refrain from spending too much or taking on tasks you really can’t finish. You may be thinking big, but that won’t do you any good if you can’t follow through.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Target what it is you want to accomplish and go after it today. You will get the help you need if you ask. Travel for business or knowledge will bring fabulous results.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Work hard to keep up with financial or legal matters. You may need to take care of the personal belongings of someone close to you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will be up and down emotionally, so do not make rash decisions that will corner you into something that you really don’t want to do. A business partnership may be on shaky ground.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can make a unique contribution to your field today. Speak up and show your worth. Advancement is just around the corner.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Creative endeavors or doing things with children should be your intent today. A profit can be made if you put some of your ideas on the table and follow through.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may not be able to trust everyone around you today. Think for yourself and don’t let anyone put words in your mouth. You can learn from what others say even if it is harsh.

Birthday Baby: You are entertaining, outgoing and charismatic. Your mind is always flipping from one thing to another, processing all the information it can. You approach life with confidence.

, know-how and wisdom.

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