CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Andrew McCarthy, 44; Kim Delaney, 45; Cathy Moriarty, 46; Garry Shandling, 57.

Happy Birthday: This is not the time to sit idle waiting for others to make a move. Take a leadership position and don’t be afraid to speak your mind or take action. Make the Internet and other technological equipment your source for information. Avoid potentially dangerous places. Safety should be first and foremost.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Look for any opportunity to branch out and try something new. You will be in dire need of a challenge and, if you don’t get it, you will probably make poor choices out of boredom. You will react emotionally regarding a love interest.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may get drawn into an argument if you are stubborn. Consider other people’s feelings before you decide to be critical. Someone is likely to talk behind your back if you aren’t willing to compromise.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll be pulled between what you want to do, what you should do and what you can do. Take a pass if someone wants you to donate your time or money. A love relationship will experience problems if you aren’t attentive.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use your charm, excellent memory and a little originality today. This is the perfect day to socialize with clients or to make new acquaintances who can help you get ahead.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It will be difficult for anyone to say no to you. Talks, travel and putting your plans in motion should all be scheduled in. Take note of someone close to you who may think you are moving too fast.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Changes at home won’t be as easy as you think. You should be able to take care of finances but when dealing with the people that your alterations will affect, you will probably face opposition.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Problems will crop up if you have to deal with peers today. If you can work alone, do so. You will be easily misunderstood if you try to push something you want to do.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Imagine it, develop it and see it through to the end. That is the way you should be handling anything in your life today. This is not the time to procrastinate or talk a lot. Take action.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Just when you think you have everything figured out, you will be faced with yet another emotional dilemma. Stop being evasive and put things to rest once and for all. If you are disgruntled about something, say so and move on.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Use your ingenuity and you will prosper today. A chance to advance, change positions or make some extra cash is apparent. An idea you have will be worth running by someone who may have the means to back you financially.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may find yourself trapped in a web of deceit if you have been making up stories to avoid trouble. Face up to whatever it is you have done and put it behind you. Honesty, integrity and remorse will help you turn things around.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may think you are doing the right thing and you may even get ahead financially but, when push comes to shove, you will realize you probably did someone else an injustice. Backtrack and you may be able to save a friendship that is on the line.

Birthday Baby: You are aggressive, strong-minded and willing to take on whatever challenge comes your way. You are brave, a fighter of justice and a loyal friend. You think and you react quickly.

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