CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Sammy Fine, 13; Dan Cade, 25; Joan Van Ark, 63; Joyce Carol Oates, 68.

Happy Birthday: This can turn into a very interesting year for you if you follow through with your creative dreams. Take courses if it will help and put some time aside each week to work on something that really means a lot to you. You may have to weed out some of the people in your life so you can follow your heart.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t waste time; make today count. Offer your services or time to someone or something you believe in. The contributions you make will help you out in the future.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may feel at odds about some of the changes happening in your personal life. Don’t overreact. Take a wait-and-see attitude. An older relative may present some sort of burden for you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Social events will not only be fun but will lead to beneficial introductions. Someone will say something that will influence and alter your life. Keep an open mind – changes will lead to greater enthusiasm.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t believe everything you hear. Get back to basics and use your home as your comfort zone. Now is a good time to make small but personal changes.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may have to question what you are getting in return from people with whom you have been generous. It’s always good to nurture your partnerships but not at the expense of being used. Overspending will not keep the peace.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Changes at home may not be to your liking but don’t stand in the way of what is going to be done, regardless of what you do or say. You may be right but that won’t matter today. Keep a low profile.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make plans or socialize with children or close friends. You are ready for positive changes and should get fabulous results. An emotional partnership may face problems over finances or how money is being spent.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do whatever needs to be done around home and don’t complain. You can’t win at an emotional level today so keep the peace in whatever way you can. Make changes to your home that will make it more comfortable for the family.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You have to keep your emotions under control. Your ability to react quickly will help you keep ahead of any problems that arise but don’t stray from the truth or you can expect to face the consequences late in the day. A friend may be disloyal.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may find it difficult to sit back and enjoy family and friends. Your mind is racing with all sorts of ideas and it’s not likely you’ll want to sit idle too long. If you must get on with things, keep family in the loop.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your sensitivity will show in your financial dealings and how well you are get along with your comrades. Don’t hesitate to spend more time with the one you love. The intimacy will take your mind off some of your pending problems.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotionally, you will find it difficult to be honest about the way you feel or what your intentions really are. Weigh the pros and cons. Money matters should be taken care of before you decide to incur more.

Birthday Baby: You know how to get what you want and you are willing to do whatever is necessary to achieve your life goals. You have wonderful ideas and can find solutions easily. Your openness and your communication skills invite popularity.

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