CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Denzel Washington, 51; Edgar Winter, 59; Maggie Smith, 71; Malcolm Gets, 41

Happy Birthday: Consider how you can do things a little differently this year. Your energetic way of approaching whatever you do will spark enthusiasm in others. Minor mishaps can be expected if you try to do things that are beyond your means.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The good cheer you take with you will be well received and put you in everyone’s good graces for the upcoming year. Your thoughtfulness will be remembered and the troubleshooting done along the way appreciated.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make any last-minute adjustments to your investments. A contract you have been mulling over should probably be taken care of before the end of the year. Get everything in writing.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll be on the go from morning to night. Take in all you can and listen to the options being offered. An older relative will do something special for you. Money can be made.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be inclined to try to fit too much into your day. An older relative may need your help at the last minute. Prepare to have someone else take care of the things you can’t get to yourself.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Turn this into a fun-filled day. A little extra pampering or shopping will make you feel better about yourself. Mix business with pleasure.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Not everyone will agree with you today. Focus on yourself and lifting your own spirits. The people you are closest to will not understand your needs. Partnerships may be difficult.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can get everything taken care of and be well on your way to new deals, new concepts and new ways of doing things. Consider a short trip if it will help you accomplish even more. You may want to include someone you really like in your plans.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are going to have to give others the benefit of the doubt. Not everyone will want to do things your way. If you are difficult to get along with, someone close to you may not want to tell you the whole truth.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Love, emotions and socializing will all be at the top of your list today. Tell it like it is and you will avoid any problems later on. It will be a perfect day to share with someone you really adore.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let your changing mood get you into trouble. Stick to what you promised and give everything you’ve got to doing things right. As long as you are consistent, you will remain in control.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can have pretty much whatever you want as long as you go about it the right way. Force or being stubborn will not be the answer. Use your head and outsmart those around you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You will be emotional and tend to change your mind a lot about personal matters. Don’t let anyone confuse you about what you can and can’t do. Follow your heart. An infatuation will get you into trouble.

Birthday Baby: You are quick to react and will attempt things that most wouldn’t. You are an adventurer and a free- thinker. You are creative, imaginative and carefree.

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