CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Avril Lavigne, 22; Stephan Jenkins, 42; Shaun Cassidy, 48; Meat Loaf, 59.

Happy Birthday: Act swiftly and you’ll have no regrets. It’s when you decide to flip back and forth that you run into trouble. Travel, problems with authority figures, delays, detours and all sorts of little aggravations will set you back. You can change your direction professionally but don’t do so for the wrong reason.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Join forces with someone you love, trust or want to form a partnership with. This is the perfect day to talk commitment, deals or even money issues that may have caused problems in the past.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You aren’t thinking too clearly today. Take that as a forewarning. You are likely to be financially impractical if you mix love and money. Someone you meet through work will show interest in you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Try your hardest, do your best and don’t let love get you down. You will be emotional, flippant and probably equally to blame for any incident that develops today. Flirting will lead to trouble and miscommunication.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be careful what you sign up for. You will be in a creative cycle so don’t waste time arguing with people about what you want to do. Instead, quietly go about your business and present your plans when they are complete.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You’ve got everyone’s attention so why cause problems for yourself by exaggerating. Stick to facts and everyone will have far more respect for you. An older relative may be the one to dismantle what you are trying to accomplish.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Think about ways to make your life easier – a better method or service for your home that will ease your workload. Then you will be able to make better decisions and put more effort into doing what’s most important.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You have to take a chance once in a while and put yourself on the line for something you really want to do or believe in. Being wishy-washy will only make people think you are incompetent. Be more assertive.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll be inclined to take on too much or promise more than you should. Step back and look at the possibilities. Lots of changes can be expected with friends, children and your professional direction. Be ready to take action.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keeping secrets will not be your forte today. Be careful not to let someone talk you into doing or saying things you’ll regret later. You will disappoint someone if you can’t respect his or her wishes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Things will not be as they appear. Don’t trust that someone will tell you the truth or that you will be able to ferret out the information you require to make a decision. Sit tight and refuse to let anyone take over.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Things are looking good and a turn of events will put you in a winning position. Money can be made. A commitment to someone you really want to be with will ensure that you spend more time together.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Nothing will be etched in stone. You don’t have to stick to a game plan if it isn’t working for you. Using emotional blackmail is not the route to take. Speak from the heart. A love problem will get worse if you aren’t honest.

Birthday Baby: You are clever, witty and know how to get what you want. You will go to great lengths to keep the peace and to see that everyone is playing fair. You are strong-willed and determined but don’t push others to be the same as you.

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