CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jack Osbourne, 21; Tara Reid, 31; Parker Posey, 38; Bonnie Raitt, 57.

Happy Birthday: You may have to spend the better part of the upcoming year deciphering how you can best benefit from the changing playing field you are caught up in. Don’t believe everything you hear and don’t be afraid to make changes. Be willing to take what comes your way, regardless of what other people want you to do.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Someone is likely to try to put one past you if you aren’t careful today. Don’t give in to someone because they are persuasive or using emotional blackmail. The more adamant you are about doing things your way, the better.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Doors will open if you ask for favors. Remembering a past partner will bring something to mind you can use to get what you want now. An emotional reminder will lead to a decision that will alter your personal life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone may be a burden or need your help as the day progresses. Someone you live with may try to limit you from doing the things you enjoy. Unusual circumstances will lead to a series of small but important changes.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are in a high cycle regarding love, so put time aside to spend with someone special or get out and meet new people. Social events, travel and joining interest groups will all be conducive to love.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be careful how you handle the ones you love or live with. A surprise attack by someone you thought you could trust will put things in perspective quickly. Uncertainty will result from too little research.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do whatever it takes to talk your way in and out of things. A colleague, peer or even a friend will let you down. A problem at home will lead to change.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Conduct business by email or phone rather than in person. A change in career will help you utilize your talents further. An emotional connection can be made with someone older or younger.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Everyone will be demanding and unreasonable today. Keep your wits about you. A lie is likely to be told to get you to do something you shouldn’t. Be prepared to ask questions and say no.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone is not telling you something you need to know to move forward. A problem with an authority figure, while traveling or dealing with someone who is using his or her experience to manipulate you must be brought to a halt.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A walk down memory lane should help you come up with an excellent solution to a decision you must make. Someone in a position of authority will give you a hard time if you aren’t fully prepared to deal with him or her.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Socialize but don’t take what others say to you as law. Exaggeration can be expected and emotional measures used to lead you in a direction you probably shouldn’t go. A different lifestyle may be good for someone else but, for now, stick to what you know.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone you depend on or are close to will not agree with what you want to do today. Financial matters must be addressed. Talk to whoever is opposing you.

Birthday Baby: You have a drive that is hard to match. You set your sights on what you want and focus until you have mastered your goal. You are competitive, reliable, intelligent and hard to beat.

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