CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kel Mitchell, 28; Claudia Schiffer, 36; Tim Burton, 48; Regis Philbin, 75.

Happy Birthday: You will probably feel inclined to make some crucial changes in your life this year but, before you do, weigh the pros and cons. Once you step in a new direction, it will be difficult to reverse the situation. A financial opportunity must be dealt with shrewdly if you want to come out on top.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You can’t just throw things together and expect to make it work. You must spend more time on detail. A chance to improve your personal life, relationships or even a peer connection is looking good.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may feel as if you aren’t making any progress but you are. Stop being so hard on yourself. Don’t hand over something that you can do yourself. Take charge and control.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Try to please the people around you who love you for who you are, not what you have. Fair-weather friends will be there only as long as you can help them out. Choose those who are loyal.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Today, focus on what you can do to make your place more comfortable. Doing things with younger people will open your eyes to new and unfamiliar territory. It’s time to update your world.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can make a change in your financial situation. By tying up your money, you will protect yourself from spending too generously on everyone around you. A change to your living conditions appears to be a good thing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your normal, steady and stable side will let you down emotionally today. You will find it difficult to contain the way you feel so you might as well let it out. The more you can resolve at a personal level, the better.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Not everyone will be straight with you about the promises being made. Deal with people who are out in the open and willing to share. A romantic evening looks promising. Set time aside to spend with that special someone.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are beginning to see the light of day. That doesn’t mean that you can let down your guard, but it does give you the opportunity to pick and choose what you will and won’t do. Don’t be afraid to make drastic changes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll face trouble if you are too pushy. Be more selective about the people you hang out with and the places you frequent. A love issue will leave you begging for change. Someone will grant you a much- needed favor.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can make yourself extra cash if you constructively manipulate the situation you are in. Sudden changes in your position will help you with future prospects. An opportunity must be taken advantage of.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t try to get away with anything or you’ll be caught. Abide by the rules and be completely honest. A change in a partnership will leave you feeling unsure of what to do next. You may want to apologize before it’s too late.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Complete your work before you plan to have a good time. What you pull together today will separate you from those who just put in time and go home. You will be the one to advance.

Birthday Baby: You are aggressive, to the point and never willing to back down. You are dedicated and not afraid of change. You are responsible and reactionary.

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