CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alicia Keys, 27; China Kantner, 36; Dinah Manoff, 49; Leigh Taylor-Young, 63.

Happy Birthday: Don’t let the small, inconsequential matters rule your world this year. Someone from your past may offer help but you must look at what this person wants in return. Not much has changed regarding the dynamics of this connection, so proceed with caution.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A lesson can be learned today that will help you in the future. You can make a change to your regular routine that will help you become more efficient. If someone you used to know is still on your mind, contact this person.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Rushing around will lead to mistakes, misunderstandings and misfortunes. Look at the big picture before you decide to take something or someone on. An emotional problem is likely to affect your work.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone may try to pull a fast one on you. Recognize what everyone around you is doing but don’t let it slow you down. An opportunity to partner with someone who will be beneficial to your cause is likely.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): It will be a passionate and interesting day for you. A partnership can give what you are trying to do a boost. Change may be necessary and should not be turned down because you are too set in your ways.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let your emotions cause you to make a mistake. A partnership can be dealt with today as long as you are willing to say what you think and deal with the consequences. Someone from your past will help you out.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you slow down, you will be subject to ridicule and criticism. Trust in your own judgment and follow through with what you believe is right. A necessary change in a relationship you are involved in will take place.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put your heart into whatever you can do to make your home more comfortable or efficient. Get out with friends or travel so you can clear your head or sort through matters. It’s time to take over and get things done.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make changes that will boost your morale and you will bypass some of the turmoil going on around you. Keep in mind that you can’t please everyone. An older individual will cause some problems, worry or trouble for you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can do no wrong. Get out and connect with people who can help you in all levels of life. You are overdue for a change and now is the perfect time to set yourself free. A trip may be enticing but clear up personal matters first.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may be questioned if you are doing things a little differently. Have your answers ready so that you don’t lose time. Keep the momentum flowing if you want to reach your goals.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep a lid on the way you feel and you will avoid problems with neighbors, friends and relatives. The more time spent on projects, the more you will impress the people around you. Don’t jump from one thing to another.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There will be lots that you aren’t being told today. If you act only on what you assume to be right, you will make a costly mistake. Someone you have had problems with in the past is likely to give you a hard time again.

Birthday Baby: You are intelligent, hard-working and always willing to do for others. You are insightful, inventive, curious and willing to venture into unfamiliar territory.

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