CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Sheryl Swoopes, 35; Sarah Jessica Parker, 41; Elton John, 59; Aretha Franklin, 64.

Happy Birthday: You’ll have some financial opportunities this year, so be tuned in to what’s going on in the economy. Your added discipline will enable you to finish what you start. A chance to push an idea you want to pitch will pan out if you are relentless. Your persistence will be an asset.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Concentrate on what you can do for others and good things will happen in return. Keep a secret if you don’t want to ruin the outcome. Any idea you have for self-improvement will pay off.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Forget about your career or financial struggles for a moment. Focus on friendships, partnerships and the things that really count. Don’t put limitations on what you can and can’t do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t lend or borrow money or possessions and you won’t have any regrets. Join forces with someone who is right on target and propose to get an idea you have off the ground.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Check over your personal papers or get your taxes in order. You will catch something you left out that could equate to a higher return or a better deal. Offer to help someone who could use your expertise.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Everything is likely to come to a head if you face some pressing problems in your personal life. It’s better to remain quiet than to have regrets. Get out and take part in a cause you believe in.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Extra time and effort put into a job that interests you will lead to substantial gains today. Form a partnership with someone who is thinking along the same lines. Money can be made if you invest in something you believe in.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get involved in some sort of creative project that uses your talents. The more time you put into doing things you enjoy, the better you will feel about yourself. People from different cultures and traditions will inspire you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Trouble is brewing on the home front so take precautions or you will get the brunt of it. Do something creative or get involved in a hobby that will take you out of the house and into a world you enjoy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Anyone who tries to stop your having a good time will be in for a big surprise. You aren’t likely to listen to anyone who isn’t heading down the same path as you. This is a perfect day to do things with friends.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Set your strategy and prepare to make the financial or professional changes. You will have a very hardworking and ambitious outlook today, so don’t waste it. Research will help you achieve your goals.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do whatever you can to help someone out and you will start your day off right. Your kindness and generosity will bring about a positive turn of events. Honesty and integrity will make a difference and the lesson you learn will pay off.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Work at home and you will accomplish a lot, but don’t try to do things on too large a scale. Your imagination will lead you in a new direction. Put your ideas down on paper.

Birthday Baby: You are whimsical, unique and draw a lot of attention. You are an ideas person. You are a fighter and will do whatever is required to get things done your way.

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