Happy Birthday: Rely on friends and relatives more this year but not at the expense of giving up your freedom or letting them cost you too much. This is not the time to cower because you figure you aren’t pulling your weight.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t overspend on products that promise to make you better looking. Be smart and focus on bringing cash in, not letting it dwindle away. An opportunity that interests you will not be what it appears.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Nothing should deter you from following through with your plans. You can gain approval and support and make fabulous changes that will ensure your success. Dealing with someone who needs your advice will make you feel good.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Not everyone will be honest with you but you will be able to jump from one thing to another without missing a beat. Stay informed and avoid becoming angry if you want to make this a fruitful day.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use your past experience, good memory and contacts you’ve made to find a perfect outlet for something you want to pursue. You can talk anyone into anything and should be able to win favors and support easily.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have to be careful today. Just when you think you have everything taken care of, you will end up facing someone or something that will stop you in your tracks.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can talk your way in or out of anything today. Everyone is looking to you for advice and leadership. With this responsibility will come problems, so don’t be led astray.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look for the angle that works for you and use your charm to get your way. You may have to manipulate whatever situation you face but, once you do, things will sway in your favor. Love is definitely in the picture.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Work with what you have and do your best. Don’t forget how creative and industrious you can be. Emotional issues will arise but, for now, put them on hold and focus on getting ahead.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Nothing will be as simple as you hoped, so prepare to do whatever is necessary to bring about the results you want. Problems with communications, transportation and electronic equipment can be expected.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Get involved in a worthwhile cause and you will hook up with someone who can help you in another area of your life. Money matters look good so if someone owes you something, ask for it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may not be able to trust your own judgment today. If you find you are becoming emotional, refrain from making a life-altering decision.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your desire to try something new or change your direction must be acted upon. Do the research and find out about your options.

Once you realize what makes you happiest, you will be able to set your sights on a vocation, challenge or direction.

Birthday Baby: You have unique vision and a desire to do things your own way. You are determined, feisty and will plan everything you do carefully and with precision. You leave no room for error.

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