CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ayumi Hamasaki, Kelly Ripa, Sting, Donna Karan.

Happy Birthday: If you play your cards right and you stick to your game plan, you will succeed. The only thing that will stand in your way this year is your own laziness or passive behavior. If you want something badly enough, you can obtain it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll have to be ready to make whatever changes are required before someone beats you to the punch. Your ability to act fast will be by far your greatest asset.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let your emotions lead you down the wrong path. If you observe how everyone else is reacting, you will know exactly what’s required of you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Read between the lines and don’t get suckered into a venture that could cost you. Take charge and you stand a much better chance of prospering.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be looking out for others, but you should be looking out for yourself. Something isn’t right and someone may be waiting to make you the scapegoat.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Bide your time and late in the day you will realize that by being secretive and following your own path, you have made substantial gains. It’s your turn to be the silent giant.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It may be the weekend, but it certainly isn’t the time for you to relax. Strategic moves must be made if you want to reach your full potential.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You mustn’t sit idle watching everyone else running here and there. Travel, no matter how short or far you go, will bring about a change in your life. Prepare to engage in something new.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotional baggage may be weighing you down. Get everything out in the open. Once you rid yourself of the demons you’ve been carrying around, you will be able to reach your potential.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Questioning your life, your past and your future is not a bad thing. You’ve been hiding out for too long, so face the music and move on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Things may be teetering back and forth right now. If you don’t sit up and take notice, you may face a turn of events that will be more difficult to deal with in the long run.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be feeling more optimistic about your future. The knowledge you have gained through the hardship you’ve experienced will help you do what’s right.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will have to take care of matters that aren’t necessarily your responsibility. By helping someone out, you will gain a loyal friend.

Birthday Baby: You are so entertaining, gracious and accommodating that you will always have plenty of friends and lots of opportunities throughout life. You are a bright light that will enhance the lives of those you encounter.

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