CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kirk Franklin, 36; Ellen DeGeneres, 48; Eddie Van Halen, 51; Lucinda Williams, 53.

Happy Birthday: Groundbreaking progress can be made this year if you are on top of every aspect of what you are trying to do. A chance to make money, sign a new and prosperous contract or come into gifts, winnings or a good pay-off from an investment you’ve been nurturing is evident.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Network every chance you get. You will expand your friendships and build a strong business base. When you have acquaintances from different walks of life, it can open up a host of opportunities for you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Travel, romance and learning something new should all be on your to-do list. Talk to people who can give you the lowdown on something you think you might like to get into. Don’t get too excited or worked up over something you can’t change.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): This is a great day to formulate and initiate your plans. Invest in something directly linked to what you do. Don’t avoid someone trying to push you in a direction you don’t care to go. Make yourself heard loud and clear.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be all wrapped up in personal matters but don’t lose sight of what you have set out to achieve today. Someone you work with may be worth keeping an eye on. It will allow you to stay one step ahead of what everyone else is doing.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can play the role of a troubleshooter today if you mix business with pleasure. Don’t show the way you feel about someone you are doing business with. Entertain but don’t go over-budget.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t try to change someone. Appreciate people for who they are and what they can do. Once you realize you can work well with someone who isn’t like you but who can complement you, everything else will fall into place.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do whatever you promised first and you’ll avoid backlash from someone just waiting to give you a hard time. Love and romance can be your ticket to fun and games. You’ll do great when it comes to competitive activities.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Clear up business transactions; don’t leave anything to chance. You will have some trouble to contend with in your personal life if you have been avoiding someone who has been complaining. Be open about your true feelings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Before you take on one of your adventures, take care of business. A chance to physically make a difference to something you are working on will equate in dollar value. Don’t sell yourself or your abilities short.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can make a great impression today if you are talkative and entertaining. Putting a new spin on something that was losing momentum will put you back in a key position. Don’t give up – just shuffle things around and start over.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be inclined to hold back today in personal matters. Anger will not solve problems but listening, communicating honestly and openly will. Help a worthy cause or someone you know who is going through a difficult time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Problems with someone in a position of power should be avoided at all costs. Don’t take chances with your career or in money matters. Someone you work for or are forced to deal with will put restrictions on you.

Birthday Baby: You are trendy, inventive and into doing your own thing. You are an adventurer and a wanderer, always looking for something new to experience. You are energetic, open and friendly.

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