CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Melissa Joan Hart, 31; Maria Bello, 40; Conan O’Brien, 44; James Woods, 60

Happy Birthday: This is the year to put an end to whatever isn’t working in your life. A practical approach to everything you do will help you eliminate problems later on. Consider taking a course that leads to an interesting new vocation or hobby.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get busy learning whatever it is you need to know in order to advance. You hate sitting idle, so start the ball rolling on your own. You have the potential so stop thinking you need so much help.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It’s OK to be a little emotional once in a while. You can’t, however, let anyone take advantage of your vulnerability to lead you into doing as he or she pleases. Be honest but don’t give in.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do what you must to get what you want. As soon as you share your thoughts, someone will try to sabotage what you are trying so hard to get off the ground. Be prepared to take over if someone pulls out, leaving you holding the bag.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t listen to what everyone is telling you. Make your own decisions. You will do just fine even if you have to make some last minute changes. A change regarding your position will turn out better than you imagine.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stick to your plans and don’t budge, even if someone tries to derail what you are trying to accomplish. You will soon know who is on your side and who isn’t. Adapt to whatever you are faced with. It will show just what you are capable of doing.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If there is someone who has been on your mind, contact this person and find out what he or she is up to. Sometimes looking back can help you make tough decisions about your future. Problems at home may stem from overspending, overindulging or overdoing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A financial issue may leave you confused. Don’t lend or borrow money or possessions. Take a trip or plan your next vacation. A love affair will take an unusual but rewarding turn.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Someone older will put demands on you. Be firm, even if you feel emotional about what’s going on. If you are asked to do the impossible, you have to say so. Changes at home will work out to your benefit.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t be fooled by what others say or do. If you can adapt to what’s happening, you’ll have nothing to worry about. Make some changes at home that will make you feel more comfortable and will add to your enjoyment.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will get far more accomplished if you work by yourself today. Take a chance and try something new. Avoid travel or dealing with outside influences. Romance looks good but avoid married partners.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be emotional and probably vulnerable to the signals being sent by someone you like a lot. Don’t overreact or read too much into the situation that develops today. You are better off to wait and watch before you make a move.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Everything is beginning to make sense. Take a look at your past and the experiences you have had and you will make the right choices now. Money can be made, concepts developed and old acquaintances revisited.

Birthday Baby: You are interested in the unusual but also prefer to stick to whatever has a track record. You are a philosopher. You are dedicated and loyal and have staying power and initiative.

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