CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jensen Ackles, 28; Nik Kershaw, 48; Ron Howard, 52; Harry Belafonte, 79.

Happy Birthday: Don’t leave anything important in someone else’s care. Take the initiative and do things yourself. You can make money and even develop something unusual that will be regarded as brilliant by your peers. Let go of the things in the past that are eating away at you and holding you back.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do whatever is necessary to bring in more cash. Your commitment to finishing something or beginning something new that you feel has potential will bring the results you want. Talks will be productive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Taking charge will be the key to getting what you want. An opportunity will open through a partnership you are considering. Prepare to start whatever process is required. Say what you think and you will gain approval.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You won’t get the help you need so don’t waste time asking. Don’t share your ideas with others. Keep your thoughts to yourself and you will avoid opposition. Getting along with others may be difficult for you today.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Accept any invitation that will take you on a trip either mentally or physically. What you learn or experience today will be stimulating and inspiring and will affect the way you do things in the future.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have to become a little more serious about your financial situation. Money can be made through property or an unusual investment. Good advice will come your way if you listen to someone with more experience.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t back down because someone is being a bully. Don’t retaliate. Move forward doing your own thing regardless of what others think. Honesty, patience and the ability to listen will help you sort through the issues.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Focus on health and happiness and you will feel good about yourself and your future. Implement a program that includes exercise, diet and relaxation. You need to get back on track physically.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Bring some of your old creative ideas back into play. You may have been a little ahead of yourself in the past but now you should be able to develop and prosper. You will feel great satisfaction.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take things one step at a time and don’t make promises to someone for whom you feel sorry. By making inexpensive, minor alterations you can satisfy many of the problems you face at home. Avoid arguments.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Time is on your side so use it to your advantage. Get to know someone better before you talk about your own life and desires. You will attract someone who is interested in you in more ways than one.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider what’s happened in the past before you jump into something that could easily be a repeat performance. Find a new way to raise your income and you will feel better about your future. Consider a slight modification to an old idea and it will probably take off.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Change has been a major factor in your life for some time but today it can bring about prosperous results. Satisfying your own needs will spark your imagination and get you moving down the right path.

Birthday Baby: You are incredibly intuitive and in tune with the people around you. You are determined, independent and always looking for a way to get ahead, letting nothing stop you.

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