CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Natalie Portman, 25; Johnny Depp, 43; Michael J. Fox, 45; Dick Vitale, 67.

Happy Birthday: There is plenty going on in the background this year so remain in the loop. Keep a close eye on what everyone else is doing. Follow your instincts and, if you feel someone is out to make your life difficult, put a stop to it immediately. Stay in control and you will not fall short of your goals.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pick and choose wisely the people with whom you spend time. Overindulgent people will only cause problems for you. Competitive activities will give you the best outlet. Avoid an argument with someone who may not play fair.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You can expect your personal and emotional life to be like a rollercoaster ride. Do whatever it takes to keep the peace. A little additional attention will go a long way. Use your charm.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may have to work a little harder and faster to complete your work today. Just when you think you have everything done, someone is likely to dump something else in your lap. Prepare to say no.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): As long as you don’t overspend, you will have a great day. A change in your direction will give you an income boost. You can find love, or bring your family closer together just by making plans to do things together.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Check your motives before you say you will do something for someone. If you aren’t being totally honest with yourself, ‘fess up even if it means you’ll face a bit of a tug-of-war. Once you get things out in the open, you will feel better.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You should be able to put two and two together and come up with a workable solution for a cause you believe in. Dealing with someone who interests you may lead to an interesting new friendship.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be tempted to spend money you don’t have. Problems with joint finances will leave you feeling uncertain. Don’t lend or borrow money. A tight budget will be necessary. It may be time to switch careers.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Deception and disillusionment in your personal life will give you reason to rethink what you are going to do. This is not the time to ignore what’s going on around you. You have changed and so have your current relationships.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t let emotional matters, secrets or gossip cause problems for you professionally. Keep your feelings to yourself and you can avoid an indiscretion. Someone who shouldn’t will have an interest in you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may be in a talkative mood but don’t share thoughts about your personal life with colleagues. A financial loss will occur if you try to take a shortcut. Don’t take someone else’s idea over one of your own.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will have to deal with matters as they arise. Someone will withhold information that could alter your final decision. Talk to someone you respect and ask his or her opinion regarding your dilemma.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Everything is starting to fall into place and you should be able to see the fruits of your labor. Money deals can be finalized and good ideas formulated. You can make some excellent personal changes that will enhance your looks and your outlook.

Birthday Baby: You are intuitive, charismatic and an ideas person. You change your mind and your direction quickly and often – and are forever seeking a new adventure. You are kind, popular and sensitive to others’ needs.


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