CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Vin Diesel, 39; Martha Reeves, 65; Paul Verhoeven, 68; Nelson Mandela, 88.

Happy Birthday: So much will depend on how you handle others this year. Be prepared to take over when necessary. You can have a powerful influence on what is going on in your personal and professional life, so be quick to make up your mind and react. Work quickly and efficiently.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your future looks bright if you continue down the path you have been pursuing. You do, however, have to figure out a way to spend less. Once you have your finances in order, you will feel much better about your future.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It will be difficult to hide the way you feel. If someone is annoying, avoid this person until you have better control over your emotions. Delve into one of the home improvement projects you have lined up for the summer.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A sudden change in a friendship or association will leave you surprised. Be willing to let some things go in order to make room for the new people, places and things. Invest in yourself, your home and your future.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will accomplish far more if you are quiet about what you are doing. As soon as you give others a chance to get involved, you will lose control and probably money as well. Don’t give to a cause that you know little about.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can turn things around today if you say what’s on your mind and present and promote what you want to do. A positive change in your financial situation looks very promising.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you haven’t let go of some of the waste in your life, do so. Offer things you no longer need to those who do. The feeling of freedom that will take over will help you move on emotionally, mentally and even physically.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may be forced to deal with issues that you have been avoiding. Added responsibilities may be overwhelming but, in the long run, the service you offer others will bring you some help and wisdom in return.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Both personal and professional relationships will be undergoing change because of emotional issues and restrictions you feel forced to accept. Don’t give in to threats. By the end of the day, make sure you get what you want.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Too much is on the line for you to rest. There is money to be made if you stay on top of the deals you are working on. Use your intuition – and diplomacy – to guide you down the right path.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put some time aside for the things you enjoy. Activities that young people are involved in will lead to a chance encounter with someone from your past. Romance will be stellar today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may have to juggle more than you want but it will be necessary if you want to come out on top. Stubbornness will get you nowhere. Take look at who you’ve become and reassess your situation. Only you can turn things around.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You won’t have any trouble drumming up assistance. A partnership looks good and love is blossoming like never before. Work in conjunction with people you trust and respect. A creative change will lead to a financial gain.

Birthday Baby: You can keep up with anyone and you know how to be entertaining. You are a lover of life and a master of keeping things straight. You like familiar surroundings.

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