CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ben Affleck, 34; Debra Messing, 38; Jimmy Webb, 60; Linda Ellerbee, 62

Happy Birthday: Keep your emotions in check if you don’t want to make a costly blunder this year. Forget about what everyone else is doing and think things through. Caution will be necessary if you want to achieve your goals. Taking on too much will be your downfall.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can mingle with the best today. You’ll have all the right moves and will be able to capture the interest of the people you deal with. A secret will help put you in a winning position. Prudence will be what makes you a winner.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t expect things to go the way you want. You will face problems with friends, neighbors and family if you are stubborn. Plan the day around youngsters, people who require your help or just time by yourself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t believe everything you hear and you will be able to get ahead. If you do things a little differently and rely on what and who you know, you will come out on top. Don’t let someone close to you slow you down.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): It’s all about work today. If you let personal issues cloud your mind, you will miss out on an important opportunity. A chance to meet someone who inspires you will occur if you travel.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let emotional issues drag you down. Being nonproductive because you are going through uncertainties will lead to more trouble. Focus on work, making money and a game plan for the future.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ve got the edge so prepare to make the changes that will help you move into a better position. Keep your strategy or game plan a secret. You need to use the element of surprise if you want to get your way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get that creative idea you have been laboring over out in the open. Someone you least expect will make a comment that will pull the whole project together for you. This is a great time to take on a partner.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotional matters will surface, making it difficult for you to deal with work. Take the attitude that your own success will be the sweetest revenge. If you are unpredictable, smart and always on the go, you will not go unnoticed.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec. 21): Don’t believe everything you hear or think that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Chances are someone is trying to fool you. Avoid confrontations with authority figures. Be cautious while traveling.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ve got the edge today so follow through with your plans and you will get ahead. Your unique way of expressing your ideas will grab the interest of someone who has something to offer you in return.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb. 18): Today is all about love, relationships and how you can make things better in your personal life. You may be emotional but that is often the best time to express yourself. Once you make your position clear, you can work toward a better future.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It’s time to shake things up a bit. If you aren’t happy with some of the people in your life, consider distancing yourself. A chance to make some money, come into money or receive a gift is apparent.

Birthday Baby: You have a vivid imagination and an ability to tell a story. You are eager to get involved in any challenge. You are emotional, like to be in control and are not afraid to take action.

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