CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Chester Bennington, 30; Holly Hunter, 48; Spike Lee, 49.

Happy Birthday: You may be tempted to take a risk this year: It will spin into a series of difficulties. Play it safe and stick to what you know. Trust in your own abilities. It really doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks or does. It is more important what you, yourself, do and say.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will be in the mood to stir things up but, if that’s what it takes to get things done, then it’s OK. A chance to make a drastic change to your way of thinking will lead to an excellent turn of events. Someone will offer you good creative suggestions.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will be called upon to do something that you may question. Offer what you can but don’t jeopardize your position or your integrity. You will get better results if you are secretive about what you are doing. Money opportunities are present.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Everything will rise to the surface so prepare to deal with emotional and professional matters. Your eloquent way of putting things will help smooth things over. New information will be offered, leading to a better solution.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may want to ponder things a while but today you should be taking action, not thinking about it. A setback or change in your career will probably occur if you don’t take immediate steps to prevent it. Push to get the position you want.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Work on something about which you truly feel passionate and you will discover your inner strength and additional talent. You will be entertaining, so be sure to network with interesting and informative people. A love connection can be made.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Difficulties at home may surface. Avoid making a decision or a commitment that interferes with your original plans. Arguments will leave you shaken and unable to proceed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll be considered very knowledgeable by your peers and shouldn’t hesitate to share your insight. You can be proud of your accomplishments and should let others know your capabilities. You are heading toward advancement.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Jumping from one thing to another will be your best bet today. Stay busy and don’t give anyone a chance to confuse you or lead you astray. Check out a tax haven that you have heard about and make your financial moves swiftly.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t get all worked up over nothing. Do whatever is required to protect yourself. If someone isn’t treating you properly, put a stop to it. Take control now and you will spare yourself future grief.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let anyone in on your secrets or your intentions just yet. You will have a much greater impact if you can take others by surprise. Hard work will pay off but keep things simple.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Focus on home and family. A chance to make a move or changes to your current living space should be part of your agenda. Relationships look positive and a greater understanding of your future together is apparent.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t get upset by someone’s unkind comments. Look past the surface of any situation to understand why you are being treated unfairly. Consider your own mistakes and have a heart-to-heart talk with whoever is causing you trouble.

Birthday Baby: You are intuitive emotionally but not financially. You have a strong sense of justice and fair play. You are an adventurer and a seeker of wisdom and knowledge. You hope to make a difference in the world.

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