CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Michael Stipe, 47; Matt Frewer, 49; Patty Loveless, 50; Dyan Cannon, 70.

Happy Birthday: Money is heading your way but the reason for your good fortune may be due to someone else’s loss. Make sure that you are gracious and humble for all that you receive.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may think that someone is your friend or on your side but think again. Pick and choose your conversations carefully, refraining from revealing any important information.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): As long as you don’t let personal problems stand in your way, you will do really well today. A chance to upgrade your skills is apparent. Someone you are close to will shed some light on a situation that has been confusing you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotions will be close to the surface so, if you get into a conversation with someone who challenges you, it may be a little confrontational. In the end, you will be able to resolve whatever issues you face. Incorporate changes.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Get promises in writing. You will have to be on your toes to take advantage of what’s actually being offered. It’s a great day to set goals.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Think about your friends, lovers and all the things you enjoy doing the most and set your calendar up for the year. It’s OK to work hard, however, playing equally as hard will help you maintain a healthy attitude.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Not everyone will have your best interests at heart. Don’t make a move if you aren’t 100 percent sure. An older friend or relative may be able to shed some light on your situation.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep your thoughts to yourself and your head focused on what you want to achieve and you will impress the people most likely to influence your goals. Someone you live with may cause some problems. Don’t get upset or retaliate.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t be fooled by someone’s empty promises. Be self-reliant if you want things to turn out properly. You can make some interesting business moves that will position you for success.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can play the game but don’t brag about how much you can do or you may find yourself left to do everything on your own. Avoid making too many changes that are confusing to others.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A partnership you are in will improve as long as you are honest about the way you see things being done. Start the year off on the right foot by letting others know where you stand.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An opportunity is present but you may be inclined to pass it by, fearing you’ll lose what you already have. Talk to someone in the know who can give you a better feel for the situation and the pros and cons of moving in a new direction.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put time aside for someone you care about. A lover, child or even a really close friend will appreciate the time you spend with him or her. Brainstorming will help you come up with some interesting ideas that can make the year ahead a little easier.

Birthday Baby: You are shrewd, in control and can be totally unpredictable. You are strong, courageous and have an unusual but workable outlook and attitude. You are adaptable, versatile and full of surprises.

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