CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Joseph Bell, 22; Geraldo Rivera, 63; Neil Simon, 79; Abigail Van Buren, 88.

Happy Birthday: You will get so much further ahead if you are positive and embrace whatever opportunity comes your way no matter how big or small. Don’t let your emotions stand in the way of making the right decisions this year. Base what you do on what suits you best not what everyone else wants. This is not the year to be a martyr.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t let your emotions play havoc with what you have to get done. Be ready to make a move or a change to your professional position. Love may be enticing but if your work’s not complete, you’ll have to take a pass.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You will be your own worst enemy today if you try to push everyone to do things your way. Refrain from seeing only one side of whatever situation you face. Emotional issues will escalate if you don’t back off.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will receive backing, however, someone may try to ruin your plans. Be sure to disassociate yourself from this person quickly. Love and romance are in a high cycle so leave room for that special person.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will get mixed signals from the people you deal with today. Try to sort through what’s being said and, if someone is making you a promise, clarify what’s being offered. An abrupt change may catch you by surprise.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Cut back a little on your overhead. Try to negotiate your financial position and consolidate your debt. You may want to pick up an extra job or look for ways to make a little extra cash.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t overreact. Get the facts before taking action. Activities that involve family may turn into a fiasco if not well planned. Don’t take anything or anyone for granted.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You really should be traveling about visiting places that will help inspire you to the creative or that could lead to finding love or making a relationship you are in even better. Take your brilliant ideas seriously.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will have enough to contend with so don’t make promises to do things for others. You can make changes to your residence but you are likely to receive some opposition. Handle the people you are close to carefully.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be getting the thumbs up about a deal you’ve been trying to close. You are lucky today and will receive gifts or some form of appreciation from the people you have been doing things for. Be careful while traveling.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotional matters will be difficult to deal with. You are likely to upset someone if you try to discuss how you feel or what your plans are. Take things slowly and don’t be pushy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Promises can be made and plans put into play today. You can make extra money if you use your ingenuity. Don’t let others hold you back. Love and romance are looking good.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Love trouble will have to be dealt with if you don’t want your day to deteriorate. Once you clear the air, you can get back to what needs to be done. A financial opportunity must be taken advantage of.

Birthday Baby: You are mischievous, fun-loving and eager to please. You are sassy, bright and attentive. You are a big thinker and, even though you aren’t one to brag, you like to do things in a big way.

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