CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Christina Ricci, 27; Arsenio Hall, 52; Joanna Kerns, 54; Judy Blume, 69.

Happy Birthday: It’s what you do to help others that will get you ahead this year. Your actions will impress even your most critical observer. This isn’t a year to make drastic changes but it is one to stabilize your current position, to solidify important relationships and to form good connections with people who can assist you when you need help.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You could use a vacation or a change of scenery. If you can’t afford to take a trip, switch your routine a bit. Talking to people with experience could lead you to a new hobby, vocation or circle of friends.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Someone may try to convince you to spend money or invest in something that will benefit him or her. Be strong and use your own will power to make more money or to improve your health. Now is not the time to be wishy-washy.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can please some but you can’t please everyone. With that in mind, make choices that help you fulfill your own goals. A partnership may turn sour if either one of you is trying to take advantage.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t trust someone to do a job for you. If you put in extra effort and go it alone, you will be the one to advance. A romantic opportunity is present but don’t get involved with this person if it will affect your financial future.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t be fooled by someone who wants you to invest in his or her future. You can do far better looking out for your own interests. Networking and socializing with people on the same path will give you some great ideas.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take things one step at a time. Someone may try to ruin your plans. If you want an honest answer, ask precise questions. Your own relationship may be on shaky ground if you have neglected your responsibilities.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You should be able to make things happen if you aren’t lazy, trying to get others to do things for you. Put in an all-out effort. A meeting with someone you consider to be knowledgeable will give you some new financial ideas.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll have the discipline to pull off a deal that you’ve been wanting to launch for some time now. Don’t let anyone stand in your way. Emotional matters must not be allowed to interfere in your progress.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Reevaluate your motives and go about your business with integrity. Being underhanded will only come back to haunt you. A love connection is likely to cause you upset. Don’t exaggerate.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Not everything will be out in the open. Don’t get taken for a ride by someone painting a good sob story. Do your research and make your decision based on what’s feasible. Anger will not solve any problems.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can affect people’s decisions if you paint an honest picture of what you are trying to do. Someone you love may not be in total agreement with you. Listen to what this person has to say – it may be valid.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stay calm and don’t let emotional issues cloud what you know you must do. A problem with overindulgence will lead to arguments or, even worse, breakups. Look at things realistically: It can’t always be the other person’s fault.

Birthday Baby: You are insightful and ready, willing and able to act fast. You are emotional, outgoing and totally unpredictable.

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