CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ice Cube, 37; Courteney Cox, 42; Helen Hunt, 43; Jim Belushi, 52.

Happy Birthday: This year, you will be able to change your direction or focus on advancement knowing you are the best candidate for whatever you pursue. Your confidence will be what guides you to the finish line. You will be able to adapt to whatever comes your way. People you have met in the past will come through for you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get back to doing the things you enjoy. Make time for your friends, lover and children as well as for your own hobbies. Consider the changes necessary to your looks in order to stay current and marketable.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll get into a disagreement if you let your emotions and stubborn attitude lead to a stalemate with friends or family. Redecorating or renovation plans will not work out as planned if you begin them today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Much can be accomplished if you refuse to let someone who wants to take advantage of your skills sidetrack you. Turn something you enjoy doing into a lucrative operation. Love is definitely in the picture.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Financial troubles due to an emotional matter will cause worry. You can be helpful without paying for others’ mistakes. An older relative will be difficult to deal with. Recruit help from other family members.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Uncertainties will prevail in your personal life. Be careful how you broach a subject that someone is sensitive about. Listen instead of taking over. The more you hear, the better you’ll understand what needs to be done.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You may confuse everyone if you keep changing your mind today. Concentrate more on research and less on what everyone around you is doing or saying. A business trip or extensive e-mail will spark your interest.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Today is all about you and what your needs are. Don’t feel guilty if you want to buy yourself something new or spend the day with friends. The ideas that develop must be taken seriously, not put on the shelf to collect dust.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Use your head and you’ll soon come up with a solution to any problem you face. Don’t count on the people you normally do to figure things out for you. A problem with someone you are close to will be due to deception.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Times are changing and, as long as you go along with the flow of things, you will do just fine. A relationship you thought you could count on may turn out to be based on lies. Keep your feelings to yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Get any deal in writing before you decide to celebrate. Someone may want to pick your brain but not give you opportunity to get involved in the project. Someone who loves you will offer you the support and the push you need.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You really aren’t seeing things too clearly today. Don’t jump to conclusions, make impulsive decisions or overindulge in order to forget about your worries. If you are uncertain, back away.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may feel blocked by someone who appears to have authority over you today. Don’t be intimidated by someone just because he or she has a title. Believe in your own ideas and plans. Focus on love, money and making personal changes.

Birthday Baby: You think big and you aren’t afraid to take a chance. You can maintain perspective and can handle people with ease. You are entertaining and attract unusual friends.

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