CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ryan Seacrest, 31; Ricky Martin, 34; Mary Higgins Clark, 78; Diedrich Bader, 39.

Happy Birthday: You have lots of good things happening this year. Taking an energetic approach will win favors and popularity along the way. Don’t go too far off the beaten track or you will appear to be losing control of what you are trying to accomplish.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): This can turn into a very special night if you spend it with the people you love the most. A gathering at your place will make everyone aware of how much you care. Your kindness will bring you lots of good wishes and positive thoughts.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Plan a bit of a trip even if it is just to connect with old friends or family members. You will be sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of the people you encounter. Don’t overdo it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Let your true feelings be known by what you do to please the ones you love. A comforting smile, hug or small appreciation will show how much you care. This is a great day to consider plans for getting ahead financially in the New Year.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your involvement with those less fortunate will play a major role in your changing attitude. Your partner may not be moving in the same direction. This is the end of the year, and like it or not, a time for change.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t forget about all the people in your life who love you and want to spend a couple of days catching up. If you neglect your roots, you will be starting off the holiday season, not to mention the New Year, on the wrong foot.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Home may be where the heart is, but this year you should be off to distant lands or visiting someone you really want to spend time with. You may not please everyone with your decision, but this year you have to do what’s best for you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Spend time with friends and family. Offer to lend a hand to someone you know can use your help. A financial loss is apparent if you aren’t careful where you put your belongings. Love is looking quite good.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can change your life and your future by changing your attitude and the way you respond to others. Open your heart and see the joy that can be yours. Wear a smile and compliment the people you encounter.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Something good is in the mix today, and if you consider what’s been going on in your professional life, you will have to admit the push you’ve been given is really in your best interest. Relax, enjoy the moment and join in the holiday spirit.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take this opportunity to thank all your family and friends for the support they have shown you this past year. Find a way to help those who don’t have as much as you do. This is the perfect time to join together with your own congregation in order to do something special for others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): This is not the time to indulge or to put blame on others. This is a time to forgive and forget and to let bygones be bygones, to extend a helping hand and to rejoice for what you have. Drowning in your own sorrows by overindulging will only lead to more heartache. The choice is yours.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will have trouble making up your mind today. Don’t take too long – go with your gut feeling and choose whatever makes you feel most at home. If you’ve taken on too much, ask for help and it will be given. Open your doors to those who have no place to go.

Birthday Baby: You are caring, industrious and willing to do whatever is necessary. You are creative, intuitive and sometimes a little ahead of your time. You are stubborn and will stand your ground regardless of the consequences. You believe in honor.

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