Happy Birthday: Don’t let emotional deception, rumors or gossip lead you astray this year. Keep your facts straight so you can make the right choices. Concentrate on what really counts and refuse to let anyone bait you into following his or her lead.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It may be difficult for you to contain your thoughts, but keep things to yourself today. The more observant you are, the better your chance to make the right decision. The information you discover will help put you in a challenging and competitive position.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have to guard against someone who is trying to bully you. Don’t overreact; instead, be prepared to say no. The less time spent fretting, the better. Show your strength and you will make gains in other areas of your life.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will make an impressive show that will enable you to manipulate your current position. A change in a partnership will alter your status. You must play by the rules and build your future on solid ground.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be a participant and you will soon discover new friends, hobbies and lifestyles. This is a great day for love and doing things that allow you to show your talents.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone may not be completely honest with you about finances, legal matters or even health issues. Do your own research. Don’t invest your money in someone else. You have to look at your own talents and push what you do best.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Before you decide to take on the world, consider that you don’t have to go it alone. A partnership problem can easily be rectified if you are upfront about the way you feel.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll be a social butterfly today but watch out if you are mingling with people you work or study with. You may give the wrong impression.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The last thing you want to do is disrupt your household, so prepare to do things outside of the house. You have plenty going for you and romance is on the rise, so put your problems behind you and forge ahead.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Consider what you can do, not what you can’t. Playing by the rules will keep you out of trouble. Think big but don’t step on toes. A trip may be necessary if you want to solidify your position.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can do so much for those who have so little just by putting your talents to work for you. Taking on a challenging but unique project will teach you a valuable life lesson. Good things will come from what you put out today, so be forthcoming and give it your all.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It won’t take long to see who is your friend and who isn’t. It’s never been more important to avoid those individuals who are overindulgent or who turn every little issue into something enormous.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep things simple and you will get what you want. Exaggerate or go after the unattainable and you will lose out today. Stay calm, practice practicality and be honest.

Birthday Baby: You are a master when it comes to ideas and finding solutions. You have wisdom that will carry you through any life challenge you face. You are kind, generous and mindful.

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