CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Melanie Brown, 31; Melissa Etheridge, 45; Adrian Paul, 47; Danny Elfman, 53.

Happy Birthday: This year will require your undivided attention. You will not be able to count on others to do things to your expectations.

Help will be offered but, unless you oversee everything yourself you will be disappointed in the outcome. What you strive for now you will profit from next year. Stick to what you believe and you will prevail.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pick a place, a topic or even a friend you feel you can learn from and make plans to follow through. A course or trip will take on a new meaning and you will get some of the answers for which you’ve been searching. Change will be the best thing for you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get to know new people, expand on your friendships and try new things. You have so much going for you today. Put your energy into positive projects and you will make gains.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stick to the truth and keep things simple for best results. The people you deal with today will appreciate a serious attitude. Alternative measures will be required to accomplish your goals.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): It’s a good time to start over. Interviews, proposals and your own moneymaking ideas will pay off. Dedication and determination will be all that’s required to get ahead.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let uncertainties in your personal life hold you back. Focus on ways to make money and lower your debt. A partnership is looking good. If you need help getting things done properly, the help will be available.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Watch your back. As long as you take care of matters yourself, everything will run smoothly. Don’t trust someone else to do something for you. A change may not be welcome but will benefit you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may face some problems if you become emotional. Focus on learning, getting ahead or making a change that will eventually bring you greater returns. Don’t let yourself get rundown.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll have a good handle on what goes down today. Your mind will be in overdrive, allowing you to think and react quickly. Focus on travel, acquiring information and moving to the next level.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A sudden change in your financial outlook and position is apparent. Don’t lose sight of what you owe. Getting rid of debt will also put you in good standing. A partnership can be reestablished.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You have a lot to contend with today but, if you stay focused, you’ll be the one who wins in the end. A change at home will give you greater personal insight. Don’t let people who become emotional get the better of you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep things out in the open if you want to avoid being questioned later on. Reevaluate your present situation. Social activity will result in meeting someone worthwhile. If you aren’t happy, consider why and what to do about it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your unpredictable nature will help you with creative projects but will work against you in your personal life. A chance to make a little extra money is possible today. Being busy will help to ease any tension at home.

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