Happy Birthday: If you act too fast this year, you may lose ground. Make sure everything is in place before you present your idea. Money is in the picture but don’t waste it on lottery tickets. Trust in your own abilities and your finances will improve.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t get emotional about something that might happen. Focus on the here and now. If you are professional and do your job to the best of your ability, you will get ahead. Perseverance will pay off.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Position yourself so that you can get what concerns you dealt with and out of the way. You will impress everyone around you but expect someone to feel threatened or jealous of your strong controlling efforts.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll be able to accomplish a lot today. Look at all your options and prepare to make a change that will satisfy you professionally and financially. An opportunity will arise through someone you impressed in the past.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may have trouble with personal judgment. There is a good chance you may take things the wrong way or give the wrong impression, so keep things out in the open. You’ll feel so much better once you clear the air.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be honest with yourself if you want to get anything accomplished today. Someone who is serious-minded will be entertaining and will spark some ideas you never considered before. Add your opinions to the mix and a partnership is likely.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you get out and socialize, you will make a connection with someone who interests you personally and professionally. A pleasure trip should be in the works. This is an excellent time for love and romance.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Forget about your worries and get out with friends. You can’t change the dynamics of the relationships at home right now, so avoid getting into deep discussions. Do something that will make you feel good about yourself and the way you look.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You should be considering what you can do to put your creative ideas and talents to the test. A relationship or creative partnership you have been considering should be discussed in detail. Draw up an agreement.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be considering changing your professional direction but, before you do, consider whether or not you need to pick up more skills. Don’t limit yourself because someone is not in favor of your making changes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t be so hard on yourself. Work if you feel like doing so and, if someone doesn’t like your decision, that is his or her problem, not yours. Stand up for what you want if you want to be successful.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will have to be discreet if you want to avoid trouble. Being secretive will enable you to follow through with your plans with fewer obstacles. Authority figures may pose a problem for you so abide by the rules.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get moving if you want to take advantage of a financial opportunity. A great idea may not pan out because the timing is wrong.

You will have more than one choice and each will lead in a different direction.

Birthday Baby: You are a big thinker, diligent in all you pursue. You are progressive, outgoing and willing to put yourself on the line for your beliefs. You are emotional, willing to make sacrifices and determined to win.

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