CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Madylin Sweeten, 15; Drake Bell, 20; Tobey Maguire, 31; Julia Duffy, 55.

Happy Birthday: This can be such a great year for you if you go after your goals instead of just thinking about what you’d like to do. You will have the best of both worlds if you organize your time between your personal life and your professional. Changes you want to make will run much smoother than you anticipate.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep a stiff upper lip if someone makes derogatory comments today. Don’t take everything you hear personally. If you show strength of character, you will impress even your greatest critic.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Seize the moment and do all the little things that have been left undone. You will impress the people you love and be handsomely rewarded for your efforts. An opportunity to get involved in a new project will make you realize your true potential.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Get involved in an activity that will help you meet people working toward a similar goal. Your creative and unique approach will lead you to a beneficial organization. A change in direction will spark renewed enthusiasm.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Everything is looking very good indeed. Take a leap of faith and you will never look back. Sudden changes will turn your life upside down in a positive way so don’t be frightened by the changes heading straight for you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your personal life may be getting a little convoluted, especially if you are trying to keep secrets from some of the people you are involved with professionally and personally. Keep things out in the open and you will have a much better shot at getting ahead financially and contractually.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will have the last word and will make a great impression. Your insight and talent will leave you in control. This is a perfect day to discuss your plans with people who can help you achieve them.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You will have to watch your back. Someone may be trying to make you look bad or hold you back by spreading rumors. Keep your secrets to yourself and be ready to do whatever it takes to defend your position.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Nothing will stand in the way of your getting what you want. You will be hard to resist, in a high cycle regarding love and should be ready to dance with your partner. Your ability to develop something highly creative is in the stars today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If someone is giving you a hard time, deal with him or her swiftly so you can get on to people and projects that really count. Be courageous and you will set the stage for future troublemakers. Don’t be timid.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let anyone see how anxious you are today. Get busy and don’t leave yourself idle time to fret. Try not to be too aggressive or controlling. Stay calm, cool and collected.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Lots of thoughts regarding your financial situation are causing you to rethink your strategy and future plans. Consider whether or not you are heading in a positive direction and how long it will take to accomplish your goals.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take today to do something nice for yourself. A little pampering or shopping spree will make you feel good and help you look your best. Set plans to socialize with friends. An interesting deal or project is likely to intrigue you.

Birthday Baby: You are lucky, creative and extremely persuasive. You have unusual talents and a capacity to understand how things work. You are astute, observant and very detailed.

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