CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Erik-Michael Estrada, Kip Pardue, Jason Alexander, Bruce Springsteen.

Happy Birthday: You’ve got lots of opportunities around you right now. You don’t have to take a back seat to someone who is trying to portray him- or herself as a leader. You have more going for you than you realize. Stand up and take a firm position. It’s time to lead, not follow.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can get ahead professionally, but if you let your personal problems interfere with your work, you will miss out on a chance to advance. Focus on what counts and keep your emotions in line.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Improvement should be the order of the day. Social activities will result in romance. Sign up for a course that will aid you in getting into something new.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You should be thinking about investments, property, making changes to your home or personal situation. Invite people to your house to discuss plans for prosperity.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may not be doing things for the right reason in your personal life. If you are with someone because you don’t want to be alone, move on. Love is in a high cycle.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone you work with may offer you something you can’t refuse. Money matters can be dealt with if you are prepared to make a move. Someone from your past will remind you of your original goals.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Set your goals on doing something that will benefit you. This is the perfect day to make physical or mental changes that will move you in a new direction.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be goaded into an argument that will leave you confused and upset. The less said today, the better. An older relative may be a burden.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Partnerships will lead to prosperity. Get involved in an organization that can benefit you in the future. The more you know about the industry you are involved in, the better.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be questioning the professional choices you’ve made. Consider your dreams and if you have fulfilled them. You may have to make a few changes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will find yourself thinking about someone you used to know quite well. Don’t be afraid to get in touch. This is a perfect day to reconnect with someone you should never have lost contact with.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can discover new ways to make a buck. Your inventive mind will lead you to someone who has the skills you are lacking.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your unique approach will attract attention that could lead to a newfound friend or partner. What you do today will influence the people you care about the most.

Birthday Baby: You are shy but observant – with a handle on what others expect of you and what they are willing to do in return.

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