Happy Birthday: You can expect someone to try to lead you down the garden path this year. You have to be smarter and watch for pitfalls. Don’t put your money on the line for someone else’s gain. Gauge your position and consider the safest route. You should be able to write your own ticket.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You will make a connection with someone who is unique by getting involved in an event or an organization you believe in. Take part in creative projects that deal with all ages. The more versatile a group, the more you will learn.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you do the unexpected, you will have a far greater chance of getting what you want. Stick to your story but don’t exaggerate. Gossip will lead to trouble. Be sure to check everything at home before going out.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take everyone by storm and elaborate about what it is you want to do next. You will get some responses you don’t like but they will make you think things through a little better, leaving less room for error.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be questioned about financial matters. Do whatever you can to rid yourself of debts. The stress you are feeling is not necessary if you deal with problems head-on.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can make some very favorable changes at home. An investment is looking quite lucrative. Debts can be collected or paid and you will discover a new source of income. A sudden change in your status is apparent.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your mind will be on getting ahead but that isn’t likely to go over well with your family. Pay attention to your personal responsibilities if you want things to run smoothly. A little family outing or a short trip should be scheduled.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Begin by working on yourself today. Get into a routine to better maintain looking and feeling good. Get out with people you find inspiring and intellectually challenging. Good ideas will crop up.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may not realize what’s going on in your own back yard today. Take a closer look at what family and neighbors are up to. Don’t make important decisions if it isn’t necessary. Take time to think about your position.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take any opportunity you get to discuss your plans with friends, relatives or colleagues. A partnership you are in may not be as solid as you think. Secure your position financially before you move forward.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Plan something social but don’t go overboard financially. You’ll be surprised what a good time you can organize for a pittance. If someone thinks you are being cheap, rethink that relationship.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your ability to get your point across will be appreciated even if others are not in agreement with you. You can be persuasive when you put your mind to it. A problem with authority figures or red tape matters may arise.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can count on someone who has befriended you to cover your back today. You should be able to address money matters and clear up any problems. Focus on your talent and you will find a way to make extra cash.

Birthday Baby: You are courageous, outgoing and highly innovative. You are sensitive, compassionate and always out to help anyone in need.

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