CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Matthew Broderick, 44; Rosie O’Donnell, 44; Gary Oldman, 48; Timothy Dalton, 62.

Happy Birthday: The year will be a challenge if you let others lead the way. Stop relying on others because you feel they might do a better job. That will not be the case this year. You have to have the strength and the courage to move ahead to turn your goals into a reality.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get involved in new interests and you’ll discover territory you never knew existed. You will have a greater sense of what it is you want to do and a far more open attitude toward others. The knowledge you take in will be valuable.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t be fooled by a big talker regarding an investment. Financial limitations are likely if you take a risk. Expect a lack of sympathy from others if you’ve been stubborn or too secretive.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Uncertainties may cause you to question the people around you today. Don’t jump to conclusions or make a rash decision. Chances are good that you aren’t seeing the entire picture. Observe but don’t make a commitment.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take advantage of the opportunities around you. A job change or advancement is apparent. You will make great strides based on past performance and be able to sell yourself and your ideas today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You need a pick-me-up that will allow you to expand your creative abilities. You have a chance to be in the spotlight if you want. Your competitive personality can challenge anyone who stands in your way.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Avoid any turmoil with business or personal partners. Do the things you know you can do well and avoid getting in the way of someone who is critical. Someone you least expect may try to take advantage of you financially.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do a little wheeling and dealing and you will get what you want. You will be the grand master when it comes to making sense in an entertaining way. Positive changes can be made with a little effort on your part.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Creativity will be at an all time high. Put your thinking cap on and you will be able to develop a plan to help you use your talents to achieve your goals. If you do all the work yourself, you’ll make the most progress.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can make a new start by focusing on what’s important to your future. Stop dwelling on the mistakes of the past. A friend or relative isn’t likely to understand the full extent of what you’ve been through, so weigh his or her advice.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have a chance to make a career move, get a new job or make an impact on your peers today, if you act fast. Your ideas will be good and you will capture the attention of the people you talk to. Be upfront and you will get the support required.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sudden changes will be a welcome surprise and lead to a better future. Don’t let anyone else’s plans stop you. You will feel good about the friendships you develop today. The more gracious you are toward others, the more popular you will become.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put everything in order. You can’t move forward if you are surrounded by loose ends and unfinished business. Let go of dead-end issues or consider stagnating until you do.

Birthday Baby: You are emotional and giving, with a strong sense of your goals and the drive to reach them. You are inventive, passionate and ambitious.


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