CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Mischa Barton, 21; Tatyana Ali, 28; Yakov Smirnoff, 56; Neil Diamond, 66.

Happy Birthday: Just when you least expect it, someone will call your bluff, so make sure you have done your homework and are ready to move forward. Bragging will set you back and cause stress. You can turn your financial situation around this year if you look for new ways to bring in more moola. A creative idea will go the distance.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Expand on ideas you have. Gather information that will make you more knowledgeable before you try to convince others to back your plans. A connection made at an event will help you put things in perspective.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Just when you think you have everything covered, someone will create a problem for you. Don’t take things too seriously. Stay playful but determined to finish what you started. It’s your attitude that will make the difference today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): As long as you stick to what you have already laid out as the way to go, you will be fine. It’s the sudden alterations that will get you into trouble. It’s time to trust in yourself.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Someone isn’t on your side and will probably offer you help, only to renege. Count on your own merit and talent to get things done. Don’t waste your energy arguing or stewing about what others are doing.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take pride in what you do and you will attract plenty of well-wishers and support. Love will be knocking at your door. A creative idea you have can now be launched, but stick to your game plan. Last minute changes will backfire.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Someone you are close to will overreact, leaving you confused. Worrying won’t do you any good. Acceptance will be what keeps you out of trouble and moving forward in a positive direction.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Start something new, meet new people, get involved in something that interests you, travel or set your sights on love. Get out and enjoy what life has to offer. A talk will lead to interesting information regarding someone from your past.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may have to do a quick step to avoid some emotional turmoil happening at home. The more time spent with acquaintances or trying something new, the more you will learn, prosper and get ahead. Travel will lead to information.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Invite people over who have the same interests or who belong to a group you are involved with. The more getting-to-know you do, the better off you’ll be. Someone will offer you something you don’t expect.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may think you have everything in order but a problem may develop with a friend, relative or neighbor. Get in touch with someone from your past who may have the knowledge you are looking for to proceed.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A good deed will be repaid. Consider what you want to do and put yourself in a position to do so. Interviews, sending out your resume, starting your own business or teaming up with people who can compliment your talents should be your goal.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be sure before you put too much on the line. Get your legal papers in order and look for an opportunity to make your move. If you don’t stick to the truth, you will not get away with it. Be upfront about what you want and what you know and can do.

Birthday Baby: You are an action person who thinks standing up and is always prepared to jump with both feet. You are creative, unique and competitive.

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