CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kelly Clarkson, 24; Jean-Paul Gaultier, 54; Barbra Streisand, 64; Shirley MacLaine, 72.

Happy Birthday: Don’t let life’s little frustrations hold you back. Strive for excellence even if you don’t feel you are getting much in return this year. Working behind the scenes for a greater cause will eventually pay off. Seeing your situation in a different light will allow you the flexibility to make changes leading to greater freedom.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Money is in the picture and you should be able to invest in something you consider a worthwhile venture. Renovations or buying or selling real estate look positive. Good fortune is heading your way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A blast from your past can be expected. Reconnect with people you used to know and you will discover some interesting things about yourself. Visit old familiar places and the memories you have will spark all sorts of old feelings. Love is in a high cycle.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t expect others to understand what you are trying to do. You will be inclined to become upset about personal issues. Assess the situation before you make a comment that may work against you. Keep your personal and professional lives separate.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): There will be plenty going on in your life. Don’t sit back waiting for people to come to you. The sooner you start the process of getting what you want, the easier your day will become. An opportunity to make some extra money is evident.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Invest in your surroundings. Real estate or other long-term investments will bring you added security. An unusual moneymaking opportunity will interest you. Find out all you can but prepare to move ahead quickly.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Not too many people will understand your motives but you will have everything worked out in your own mind. Stick to your game plan and you will accomplish exactly what you set out to do. Business and personal partnerships are favored.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take a unique approach to something you want to do professionally. Respond quickly to the reactions you get from others and you will make a lasting impression as someone who can take charge.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A fresh new look will help you unleash some of the ideas you’ve been keeping to yourself. Mix business with pleasure. You will be recognized for your talent if you aren’t too shy or secretive to let others know what you can do.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Slow down and take time to think before you spend money or make changes that will affect others. You will face plenty of opposition today if you are pushy or demanding. You may know what you want but getting it will be another story.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Focus on work, money and getting ahead. You will interest people who are looking for someone with your kind of talent so let your ideas be known. Romance is in a high cycle.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a closer look at your future. If you’ve been pondering over the past, you probably need a wakeup call. Set goals that will help you move forward. Change can be a good thing so let the past go.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let your emotions get the better of you. Take care of yourself today. Money matters can be resolved if you set up a budget with a goal in mind. Contact someone from your past.

Birthday Baby: You are unique, sensitive and goal- oriented. You are eager to get involved in anything that is a little different. You are an explorer, an adventurer and a visionary.

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