CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Paul Shaffer, Ed Harris, Jon Stewart, Scarlett Pomers

Happy Birthday: Although not everything will go according to plan, if you are well prepared you should be able to manipulate the situations that you face this year. Past experience and knowledge will play a big role in the decisions you make. Change will be necessary.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Plan to get together with friends or relatives today. A reunion will lead to information about your past. A short trip will prove to be a valuable experience.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Think about the resolutions you should put into play as the New Year begins. Make arrangements now that will help you stick to your goals.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotional matters will surface. Dealing with these concerns will eliminate some of the stress you’ve been feeling. Romantic opportunities will come when least expected.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can clear up a mess of paperwork that has been piling up. Getting things in order before the year comes to a close will allow you to put everything you’ve got into your future goals.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A festive bazaar or flea market will lead to some interesting purchases. A little person you love will tell you something interesting.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Someone is likely to confront you with emotional issues. Compromise, but don’t agree to something that you won’t be able to follow through with. It may be time to make a move.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can pick up valuable information if you attend a family or neighborhood gathering. Chatting with diverse individuals will spark ideas that you can implement in the New Year.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take care of family responsibilities. You can make a difference to someone if you listen to his or her point of view. You don’t have to give in, but compromise will bring good results.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): An opportunity will present itself if you volunteer your time to help those less fortunate. You can impress someone you have a personal interest in through your selfless actions.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put yourself in the hot seat and you will come up with an answer. Your impressive solution will take you places. Don’t lose sight of what you want.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be creative and make some of the gifts you want to give this year. Your ideas could very well lead to a prosperous business on the side. A relationship will develop with someone you care about.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Idle time will only lead to trouble. Someone you don’t like being around may cause a rift. Do something that will help you feel better about yourself.

Birthday Baby: You are always ready for what’s ahead, looking forward with anticipation to the experience being offered. You are competitive but willing to lend a helping hand when needed.

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