CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Venus Williams, 26; Joe Piscopo, 55; Barry Manilow, 63; Art Bell, 61.

Happy Birthday: You may find it difficult to handle emotional matters, so throw yourself into your work. Drastic measures will not pay off and, in the long run, will slow you down. Be open to travel, research and trying something new this year. Don’t let your insecurities stand in the way of your making some changes.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Kept secrets will be the answer to staying out of trouble today. Don’t listen or make comments about what you hear. Put some time and effort in yourself and the way you look.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let uncertainties about a partnership cause you to miss out on something that you should attend. You can get ahead if you put time and thought into your future professional goals. Plan out your strategy.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may feel left out or jilted by someone you thought was on your side. If you have been feeling uncertain about your future or your job, spend time researching other possibilities such as going back to school or an apprenticeship.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You can write your own ticket today. There will be so many options, all you have to do is pick the best one for you. Love relationships, making personal or professional changes or even getting involved in a new pastime will all work in your favor.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may feel like a change but be sure you can live with the results. Someone you are close to is likely to be very disappointed in you if you don’t do what’s right.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Love, romance, travel and intrigue are all in the picture so don’t sit there twiddling your thumbs. If you have been in a poor situation personally, now is the time to jump ship. Act on your emotions.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your involvement with people who have similar interests will help you develop something you have wanted to do for some time. Your health will suffer if you are overindulgent or careless.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Your competitive drive is in full force. Getting involved with kids or friends who are active will be challenging. Lend a helping hand to someone who is pressed for time. A change at home will be to your benefit.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can avoid a lot of grief if you keep your thoughts to yourself. Put your efforts into moneymaking ventures or an investment that can pay high dividends. Take a look at real estate that interests you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A money deal will have to be taken care of quickly. You will have a good sense of when to make your move personally, financially and professionally. Someone may try to interfere when it comes to choosing a new direction. Listen but follow your own best interests.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A partnership may be on the line. Honesty will be important if you want to maintain this connection. If you are tired with the way you’ve been earning your living, now is a good time to check out other options.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Refrain from using emotional blackmail on your lover or family if you want to maintain a good relationship. A change of heart may lead to making alterations to your lifestyle or your living arrangements. Drastic changes will not necessarily be what are required.

Birthday Baby: You are quick to react and know how to take charge. You are extremely well-versed and your memory never lets you down. You are sensitive, understanding and compassionate.

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