CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Mark Wahlberg, 35; Brian McKnight, 37; Ken Follett, 57; Bill Moyers, 72.

Happy Birthday: If there is something you have wanted to do or to finish, now is the time. What you do this year will affect next year’s outcome since so many opportunities have come your way. Focus on the people, things and places that mean the most to you and you aren’t likely to go wrong.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): The busier you keep yourself, the better. Money may be an issue if you owe or someone owes you. A job or hobby that you haven’t been able to finish in the past should be first on your to-do list.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have plenty of things to do but you will also have to be careful not to make decisions that will affect your personal life adversely. This is not a good time to deal with contractors or to make changes to your residence.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may confuse someone who has an interest in you if you keep changing your mind. Try to stick to what you say you are going to do so your motives aren’t questioned. Your ideas are good and professional change looks positive.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can talk your way in and out of anything today. There is a good possibility you can make positive financial changes because of advancement. Don’t wait for things to come to you. If you want something, go after it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Love, romance and passion will take you in several different directions today. Once you know where you stand, you can determine your personal direction. Do whatever it takes to get what you want.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Offer your help but don’t let anyone take advantage of you. An emotional problem may crop up if you’re torn between what you feel you should be doing and what your responsibilities actually are. Stay organized.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t feel too sorry for negative people telling you sob stories. They will only stand in the way of your own success. Take a unique approach to something you do to earn your living. It will spin into an opportunity to make more money.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t let anyone convince you to spend or donate to something that you know little about. Instead, invest in yourself or something you truly believe in. Your dedication to what you want to pursue will sway any opposition.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may feel a little more serious or eager to commit to something or someone today, especially if your emotions are involved. Before jumping in with both feet, consider all your options. It may be wise to hold off.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let your emotions lead you down the wrong path. You may find it difficult to differentiate between love and friendship. Purchasing a luxury item will not alleviate the stress you are feeling.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do what you can to make your place more comfortable without overspending. You aren’t likely to understand what someone is trying to tell you. At the first sign of confusion, ask questions.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): The dynamics of a partnership will change if you question your role. Money can be made if you sign a contract or you make a proposal today. A change in your personal life will give you something to think about.

Birthday Baby: You change your mind often and are forever looking for new creative outlets. You can persuade others to take part in whatever crusade you fight for. You are dominant, determined and very debonair.


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