CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 20; Raz-B, 21; Rivers Cuomo, 36; Tim Allen, 53.

Happy Birthday: Sudden or rash decisions will work against you this year. Give yourself more time to figure out what will work best. Be smart and put your talents to work for you. If you are systematic in your approach, you will end up with something tangible. Pick up the necessary additional skills.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put time aside to have some fun with family or friends. You need an outlet for blowing off steam. Not everyone will understand your reasoning but, if it works for you, then follow through to the end.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t be fooled if someone you are close to says that everything is all right. Chances are good you will have to deal with some underlying troubles. Face-to-face conversations will bring the best results.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Invest in yourself and your future. This is not the time to play games. Time is precious and, if you waste it on trivial matters, you will fall behind.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotional matters can be taken care of and can help you prove to others how easy going and wonderful you can be. Social activity will lead to romance. You can win the heart and the respect of someone you care for.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stick to what you know. Someone may try to rope you into taking care of something difficult for you. An idea that comes from a discussion with a co-worker will turn into a must-do endeavor. Don’t let your emotions show in front of colleagues.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Plan a vacation or at least a time to relax. You can make physical changes to bring your looks up-to-date. A younger person will bring some very interesting insight into your life. This can turn out to be a highly romantic day for you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Domestic issues will be perplexing. Emotional complaints and discussions will not add up. You’ll have trouble getting a straight answer. If you are feeling at a loss, focus on something creative.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): As long as you don’t take things too seriously today, everything else will fall into place. This is a great day to connect with someone who is motoring down the same creative path as you. Brainstorming will bring great results.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The ball’s in your court. Check out all your options but, if someone you have an interest in wants to borrow from you, say no. Invest in yourself and your ideas.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Home, family and making positive changes to your residence will be what counts. Look into the possibility of trying something new professionally. Don’t let financial decisions ruin a good personal relationship.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep things discreet. The less said about what you want to do, the better. Prepare everything before you decide to present and promote. It’s the element of surprise that will catch the eye of someone who can help you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get involved in a cause or spend time developing one of your talents. Don’t make changes in your personal life that will leave you vulnerable to someone’s wrath. Good fortune can be yours if you are smart about the way you do things.

Birthday Baby: You are original and creative with a vivid imagination. You are a good friend and a reliable co-worker. You have charisma and are held with high regard. You like to do things on a big scale.

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