CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Taye Diggs, 35; Christy Turlington, 38; Cuba Gooding Jr., 39; Tia Carrere, 40.

Happy Birthday: You may be surprised by what others do this year. Don’t let your feelings be known but do whatever it takes to keep your plans on track. Take care of any red tape issues in the early stages of whatever you are facing and you will find it easier to proceed.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s a new year, a new you and a new start. Gear up and prepare to make things happen. Money and contracts are apparent so utilize your talent and make the most of what’s being offered.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You should be aligning yourself with people who can give you the knowledge you need and enlighten you regarding the possibilities that exist. You are still climbing uphill but you are approaching the top this year.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): By helping out, you will change your life and possibly your direction today. An opportunity to offer a talent as a profitable service will develop. This is a year of growth but keep things simple and affordable.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may be emotional if you stop to think about days gone by and what you may have done differently. Don’t reminisce; instead, check out the changes you can make to bring about positive results and perhaps a different vocation.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get serious about what you are doing. Whether it is your education, your vocation or your volunteer work, take charge and let everyone see that you are the one to lead the troops this year. You will win their confidence.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You will do far better helping outsiders today. As soon as you try to do something for a family member, you can expect it to backfire. Focus on organizations that can use your expertise.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t be presumptuous. Consider whether or not family members want to accompany you or have any interest in what you are doing today. You will do best while traveling or gathering information.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t put off what you can do today. The information you gathered for a project you want to get off the ground can now be put into play. Travel, if you must, to get people who have something to contribute involved.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Let everyone know that you are in for the long haul. The more involved you get, the better you will do but don’t take part for the wrong reasons. If you let things get out of control, you may lose the help of someone who means something to you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look for any opening that will help you bring in a little extra money. You probably have a skill you can offer that will take off, given a little time and effort. A more experienced individual will help you with an idea.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): If you feel as if someone is interested in you either professionally or personally, follow through. Chances are good that you will or already have left a good impression. Be open and receptive to a new way of doing things.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Change really can be good but your motive to follow through has to be honorable. As long as you are honest and open about your needs, you will be able to come up with something workable. Now is not the time to exaggerate.

Birthday Baby: You are dedicated and follow the rules. You are a team worker with great respect for anyone who is your equal. You challenge anyone who doesn’t measure up but always look out for the underdog.

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