Happy Birthday: Take responsibility for yourself this year. You’ve been letting other people dictate to you instead of the other way around. You have the edge now, so stop being afraid to do what you want. There will always be consequences regardless of whether it is you calling the shots or someone else.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your excitement is mounting, and all your plans can be considered completed. A romantic encounter will make you realize how lucky you are. A new direction will turn out to be better than you imagined.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You won’t make the right choices today, so refrain from moving in one direction or another. Have patience and ride out the storm. Someone will try to stop you if you are forceful – listen and observe.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You still have things to tidy up before you break for the holiday season. A surprise you have been working on may be ruined if you are too trusting with someone who can’t keep a secret. Romance is in a high cycle. Plan an evening with the one you love.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Money can be made if you focus on the type of deal you are trying to make. Someone who opposes you isn’t as likely to put up a fuss given the time of the year. Push to finish old deals before the end of the year.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A chance to mix business with pleasure will turn out superbly. Putting things you want to do into play will be much easier now. Someone who wanted more of your time will be a little upset. Refuse to get angry.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your mind on the job at hand. Someone will try to stand in your way or cause a rift between you and someone else. Stick to what you know you can do without involving other people.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do something nice for others. Volunteer your services or donate food, gifts or your time. Your selfless action will make a strong statement in your community.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t react to something that isn’t worth fretting over. Stick to what you do best and refuse to let anyone bait you into a discussion you want to avoid. Personal changes will boost your confidence.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): When you make a statement, stick to it. A chance to travel or to open up a conversation with someone who can influence your future must be taken advantage of. Pick up something special for the special person in your life.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t get discouraged if someone doesn’t agree with you today. You are better off making up your own mind and doing your own thing. Make some personal changes that will help to protect you and your family.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may have trouble holding it all together today. Obstacles will stand in your way. Try to solve your problems on your own rather than depending on someone else. A confrontation will occur if you pressure someone.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Overindulgence will lead to mental and physical problems. Stick around your home and do a little decorating or curl up with a good book or watch a movie.

Less talk and more thought should be your goal.

Birthday Baby: You are a strong contender with stamina and pizzazz. You are very bright, but at the same time, you question your every move and change your mind a lot.

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