CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ben Affleck, 36; Debra Messing, 40; Jimmy Webb, 62; Linda Ellerbee, 64.

Happy Birthday: You will not have the luxury of time this year. You will need to be swift and in tune with what everyone around you is doing so you can maneuver yourself into the perfect position. Taking direction but also giving it will be the base upon which you build your future. Master the art of pulling things together and you will discover what control really feels like.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t leave anything to chance. Travel plans should be in the works and points of interest scheduled in. An opportunity to meet with potential clients or business associates along the way will help position you for greater success.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t hide the way you feel or what you expect from others. The more open you are, the better the outcome. If someone doesn’t like it or doesn’t agree with you, it may be time to distance yourself from this person.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t ignore the advice being offered, even if it is from an unusual source. A child’s point of view may very well make you realize what’s missing in your life. A money or property deal is looking good and may be your ticket to a better future.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Sudden changes will lead to alterations in your lifestyle, living arrangements or even your geographical location. Don’t hesitate if something comes along that tempts you. Discussing a settlement, contract or investment will help you make a decision.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Where money, health and legal matters are concerned, keep things straight and honest. Once you exaggerate or give the wrong impression, things will go array. A partnership should be nurtured. Plan an event that will help you bond.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do your own fact-finding before making a decision. You can’t count on anyone to give you the information required, especially about business or legal or governmental changes. Put a little thought into your love life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your ability to find solutions will impress people you least expect. Creative accounting will help you budget. Keep things clean and simple. Once you get interest in what you are doing, support and cash will follow.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Deal with matters swiftly before they escalate. If you have been too busy to show attention to family, friends and those supporting your efforts, it’s time to do something about it. Emotional deception will lead to changes.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be inclined to run yourself ragged. Before you plan too much or take on the impossible, make a to-do list. Don’t let an emotional matter cause you to be nonproductive. Talk matters through and make the necessary changes.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Someone you are emotionally connected to will put you in an awkward position. Don’t let sentiment cause you to cave. Work hard, do well and offer suggestions as to how others can follow in your footsteps.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Show what you have to offer and you will set yourself apart from the competition. A new partnership will bring about positive results and will build your confidence. Don’t hesitate to make the necessary changes.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have to make up your mind or take a back seat. Changes within your professional and personal life will cause a force play. Use your intuition and base your decision on what you see others do.

Birthday Baby: You are an opportunist – strong, courageous and focused on what you want to achieve. You are an entrepreneur, the go-to person who finds solutions and who can mastermind with ease.

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