CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Nestor Carbonell, 39; Carol Alt, 46; Bette Midler, 61; Woody Allen, 71.

Happy Birthday: Too much excess will be the problem this year. Slow down and settle down if you want to maintain what you already have. Consider how you can make the most of the year ahead: Finish what you have left undone and size down to what you can afford.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ve got a chance to set the record straight, get ahead or convince someone of something. Love, romance, intrigue and adventure can be yours. A trip or function will bring you in contact with other charismatic people.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keeping things a secret will help you avoid a difficult situation. A chance to come into extra cash or to invest well is evident. An older or more experienced person will help you make the right choice.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The time to expand and to make changes is now. If you aren’t happy with your current situation, do something about it. A new partnership is looking very positive. Clear up past emotional issues.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): What you think and what is actually happening may not be one and the same. You have to rely on someone who has experience to guide you today. A clear mind will help you do what’s right.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Choose your battles wisely. If you allow someone to get to you emotionally, you will mess up in other areas of your life as well. It’s important that you are fun to be with and don’t portray signs of emotional stress or confusion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): As much as you want to believe everything is OK, problems do appear to be looming. Before things get out of hand, deal with them and you will avoid some of the stress that goes along with letting things hang over your head.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll be drawn to people who are charismatic, adventuresome and always on the go. A trip will prove to be exciting. A love relationship will develop or you can revamp the connection you already have with someone.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put every ounce of energy into work, money and getting ahead. Send out your resume or open up conversations with someone who can use your services. This is a hot day for business so take advantage of it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You will find it difficult to sit still and, although you will be up for a challenge, you must be honest with yourself and others as to how much you are willing to do. Social events look promising in terms of the people you meet.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Think before you speak or you may find yourself in an emotional conversation that you would much rather avoid. If you are smart, you should be able to turn a profit by being a go-between. Take advantage of what someone else offers you by being shrewd.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You will be able to sort through any matters that arise today. Make some professional changes that should alter your future. A look at what you have to offer will reveal that you can do more than you first thought.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Let your gut feeling be what leads the way today. If you are too erratic or unpredictable you will not be able to finish what you start. Talk from the heart and don’t give false impressions.

Birthday Baby: You have gusto, determination and a bit of fickleness about you that all adds up to one charming and outgoing person. You are endearing, a doer and someone who will always be there when needed.

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