CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Natasha Hamilton, 24; J. Michael Straczynski, 52; Phoebe Snow, 54; Donald Sutherland, 71.

Happy Birthday: You may not like change but this year it’s best to go for it. When you look back, you will wonder how you ever managed before the changes took place and it’s up to you to take the plunge. Emotions may run high this year but you’ve had plenty of practice dealing with ups and downs, so don’t sweat it.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your energetic attitude will take any competition you face by surprise. Knowing what you have to do and exercising your talents to the fullest will help you gain momentum and put you in a lead position. You have something important to offer.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Some of the information you require may not be that easy to find. Don’t depend on someone else to relay a message properly. An older friend or relative will help you out but only if you offer to do something for him or her first.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Things are heating up where partnerships are concerned. This is the perfect time to make changes or commit to someone or something that interests you. A passionate approach will bring you respect and approval.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Today, deal with matters and put them behind you so you can get on with things you’d rather be doing. A change of scenery will do you good so don’t hesitate to travel, visit or even make a residential change.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can’t lose if you just follow through with your plans. A solid offer appears to be heading your way. Show how passionate you are and you will impress the exact person who can make a difference in your life.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t let emotional matters hold you back. Focus on where the money is and how you can make more of it. A sudden change in a partnership may surprise you but the end result will be to your advantage.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Just as many things will go right today as wrong, so do what you can to get ahead. Use your ingenuity and you will come up with solutions and new ideas, helping you get past anyone who wants to cause you grief today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There will be no time to think, let alone sit back and relax. Push hard and, once you have the momentum going, you can follow through and complete what you have begun. New opportunities will surface.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will be sought after and appear to be in demand but don’t fool yourself into thinking you will have continued success. Save for a rainy day. You have to start protecting your financial future.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ve got more going for you than you realize. Don’t let someone who may be jealous or threatened by you lower your self-esteem or make you second-guess what you are trying to accomplish. Refrain from letting someone dictate to you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A chance to create something with someone you really care about is apparent. You can convince someone who can assist you that what you are trying to accomplish is not only reasonable but helpful as well.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Things are looking very good, especially when it comes to money and work. An opportunity to sign a deal or get involved in a moneymaking idea looks positive. A surprise is coming your way.

Birthday Baby: You are emotional, sensitive and caring. You are playful, original and know how to please. You have an impact on others and can make a difference. You are loving and affectionate.

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