CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Agnetha Faltskog, 56; Colin Powell, 69; Marshall Allman, 22.

Happy Birthday: A little will go a long way this year. Hone your skills and focus on what’s truly important. You’ve spent too many years spreading yourself too thin. It’s your turn to grow in directions you have only dreamed about in the past.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may feel as if everyone is out to get you today. Stay busy and don’t dwell on little innuendoes people make. Do not jump into a personal investment without doing your homework.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)): Plan your next vacation or get together with someone who always lifts your spirits. Taking care of personal business will ease your stress and leave you open to new things. Love and romance are looking good, so don’t miss out.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Keep your eyes open for a better position and look at the possibilities that will lead to your making more cash. Someone you used to work with will be able to help you out. Contact anyone you feel can be to your advantage.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will have a tendency to be overindulgent but, if you are having fun, enjoy with the intent to get back on track tomorrow. Do your own thing and avoid taking on other people’s responsibilities.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Disagreements with authority figures can be expected if you don’t abide by the rules. Try hard not to create unnecessary friction or exaggerate a situation. Work at home and avoid dealing with others and you will get the most done.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your heart is in the right place and your generosity welcomed. If someone has a sob story, listen but don’t give handouts. A partnership is looking especially good. You have the chance to get something you’ve been thinking about starting off the ground.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Opportunities to learn are looking good. There will be lots of action going on around you. Socializing will help you meet someone extraordinary. Listen and learn from the experiences others have encountered.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are in a high creative cycle. A chance to work with someone you admire will amplify your own talent. Don’t let someone’s jealousy stand in your way. Today is about you and your work.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Pay off any personal debts or work out a deal to make your payments more manageable. A problem with someone close to you will worsen if you keep avoiding the complaints being made.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotional matters will perplex you. Take time to focus on work, money and what you need to do to make more. An opportunity to use an idea you had a long time ago will surface.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Concentrate on yourself, your health and your emotional well being today. It’s time to figure out what will work best for you instead of doing what everyone else wants you to do. Change is needed so make your choices and proceed. You can get ahead if you take on more responsibility.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep things low key today. You can make money through smart investments, a tax rebate or insurance surrender. Someone you live with may not agree with how you want to spend your money.

Birthday Baby: You are curious, questioning and quite engaging. Your intense way of observing others gives you an edge with issues of human nature. You are astute, intuitive and can manipulate any situation you face.

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