CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Staci Keanan, 31; James “Munky” Shaffer, 36; Max Casella, 39; Sandra Bernhard, 51.

Happy Birthday: With a little time and a little patience, you can defeat the competition you face and seize the moment. The changes you want to make can’t happen overnight but, if you do work diligently, you should be able to position yourself well enough to reap the rewards next year.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotional matters will surface, allowing you to get to the bottom of the problems you have been facing. Partnerships can take a positive turn today. Your outgoing nature will result in greater popularity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let your own insecurities stop you from voicing your opinion or your ideas today. You will be surprised at the positive reaction. Problems with people you live with or are close to will have to be dealt with quickly.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A connection you make with someone will take you by surprise but don’t let that stop you from seeing what this person has in mind. A chance to form a partnership will lead to a great opportunity. The romance department is looking good.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your mood swings will confuse everyone you encounter today. Retreat until you know what you want to say and what your intentions are. Don’t lead someone on if you no longer feel the same.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Money can be made if you invest in something you feel is a sure thing. Property deals or putting a little cash behind one of your talents is likely to pay off. You may meet with some opposition personally and professionally.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can make some professional changes today. Make sure that you come across as a little differently than everyone else. It’s your uniqueness that will win favors.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have an open mind and that will result in learning something exceptional today. Put what you know to good use. A sudden change may catch you by surprise but it will be a blessing in disguise.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Uncertainties will surface because of hidden matters you aren’t allowed to discuss. Money is coming your way but be discreet. Someone is likely to make a romantic move on you. Ulterior motives are present.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Use your charm and your intellect to get what you want. A favor will be granted if you present your ideas and promote your talents. A love connection can be made or you can reinforce an existing relationship that requires attention.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t mix business with pleasure. If you become interested in someone you work with, you could lose the respect of your colleagues. Someone at work will pursue you. Resist temptation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Making a move or changes to your residence will be positive. Someone you have known in the past may be a stumbling block. What you learn, discover or pursue today will help you choose a better path for yourself in the future.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Good fortune, a great contract or good news is heading your way. Someone from your past may try to reunite – think twice about it. A partnership with someone who thinks along the same lines as you will work in your favor.

Birthday Baby: You are well-rounded and understanding. You are emotional, sensitive and intuitive. You are sophisticated, charming and well-liked, with a positive attitude.

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