CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Tom Cruise, 44; Montel Williams, 50; Tom Stoppard, 69; Ken Russell, 79.

Happy Birthday: Your future looks bright as long as you take the initiative and go after your dreams. Consider the changes facing you as exciting challenges. Think outside the box and you will know exactly how to get what you want and move forward.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take better care of yourself. Proper diet, regular exercise and enough rest will make a difference. Take care of the needs of any pets that you own. You can make a professional change that will lead to better work relationships.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get an early start today. You have no time to waste if you want to keep things running smoothly. Organization and knowledge will be what’s required. Preparation will make the difference so don’t try to bluff your way through.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will be the center of attention and the one who holds everything together today. You will catch the eye of someone who can help you out. Love is in a high cycle so put time aside for someone special. Home-improvement projects will go according to plan.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Focus on work and earning a living. As soon as you try to take care of personal issues you are likely to meet with opposition. Make the changes necessary to rid yourself of negative people or circumstances.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Deal with any little annoyances from relatives, neighbors or friends. Once everyone knows where you stand, you will be free and clear to proceed. Don’t take on or spend more than you can handle.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Organize your work schedule. Set up interviews or look into changing your professional position. Leave ample time to attend fitness classes even if you don’t feel up to it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get ready for a good time. Plan to do something special or visit your travel agent and check out what’s available. Love is in a high cycle. A chance to do something nice for someone will be appreciated and the favor returned.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be very careful; someone may be trying to pull one over on you. Don’t divulge information that may be used against you. Cover your own back and present your own ideas or someone will take credit for what you have done.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be feeling a little confined if you don’t get out and travel about today. You need to experience something new or different in order to satisfy your needs. A financial deal is looking quite favorable.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Observe what’s going on around you rather than trying to change things. Someone will have an emotional issue with you that must be resolved before you can move forward. Choose your battles wisely today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make a move or a change to your residence. You will feel so much better in new surroundings. It’s time to get rid of some of the things you’ve been hanging on to – negative possessions and people.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A financial partnership can take a positive turn but make sure everything is fair and in writing before you proceed. The more time spent checking out unfamiliar territory, the better equipped you will be to make changes.

Birthday Baby: You are sensitive and smart. You have a great attitude toward life, love and getting what you want. You are energetic, passionate and original in all that you do. You have charm, grace and you attract popularity.

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