Happy Birthday: You have plenty to contend with this year but if you are determined to get to where you want to go, work long and hard. The more you put in, the better your returns will be next year. As for now, test the waters, choose your direction and get everything in order.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Personal problems will cause setbacks to your professional goals if you don’t take care of them swiftly. Ask yourself why you are facing these worries and you will find your solution.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may be asked to make a decision that will influence the way other people think of you. You can’t please everyone, so don’t make the mistake of putting everyone else’s feelings and needs before your own.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Any event or activity that will teach you something is exactly where you should be. You will intrigue someone with your knowledge and curiosity.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): By dealing with matters head on you will eliminate problems with a potential to escalate. You can avoid a negative response by being open to other people’s suggestions.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can make a financial gain if you take a calculated risk but, in doing so, you will upset someone who cares about you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t be secretive about your financial situation today. Someone will cause you grief if you share your concerns.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Plan to have some deep discussions with the people who are of concern to you. A multitude of tasks can be dealt with if you use your head and your heart to find solutions. In the end, you will be glad you resisted temptation.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There isn’t anything you can’t accomplish today if you just go for it. You have to be forceful if you want to make your presence felt. Be prepared to make quick decisions if you want to complete all your plans.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Get together with people who enjoy the same things you do. The more motivated you are, the more attention you will draw. You are likely to meet someone who will spark an idea that will make positive changes in your life.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Create your own opportunities and you will advance much faster. Don’t let someone who is lazy or nonproductive cause you grief. Align yourself with people just as eager as you are to get ahead, and the rest will be easy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make some changes at home. A residential move or a change of roommates will make all the difference in the way you feel. Don’t be fooled by someone who professes that his or her philosophy is the one to live by.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stick to the things you know and do best. An unusual opportunity will develop if you travel a short distance. Someone you are close to may not share your views.

Avoid saying something you’ll regret later.

Birthday Baby: You are intuitive, imaginative and intelligent. You are open to new ideas and a groundbreaker at incorporating new concepts and philosophies into your lifestyle. You have finesse, strength of character and lots of talent.

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