CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Lauren Collins, 22; Jeff Licon, 23; Dante Basco, 33; Carla Gugino, 37.

Happy Birthday: A change in vocation may seem appropriate but make sure you are making an upward, not a lateral move. A lesson learned in the past will help you out this year. Rely on your memory, experience and people you can trust. Prove your ability to use what you’ve acquired along the way and you will sway others to take a chance on you now.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You need adventure in your life. Take a class or get involved in a hobby that excites you. It will help you change your attitude regarding other areas of your life and will initiate ideas for completing old projects.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t give in to a fast-talking, persuasive person trying to get you to buy into something you don’t need or believe in. Put your heart and soul into activities and events that are conducive to bettering the lives of children, lovers and family who are special to you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stick close to home and the people you can trust. An older relative or a youngster in your life may cause you grief. Do not give in to pressure. Do what’s best for you and your family.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t be tempted by someone who is trying to push you in one direction. Trust in whoever has the most experience and refrain from arguing about your decision. You have the right to make up your own mind without interference.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Engage in an activity or event that will help you strive to be your best. The satisfaction you get will help you impress someone who has something to offer you professionally. New surroundings will promote personal change.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Something may be going on behind your back. Don’t get all riled up; chances are a surprise is in the works. Give your home an update and make a donation of clothes and household goods for someone in need.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can talk your way in or out of anything, so put your expertise to good use and fight for a cause you believe in. You will be able to drum up donations and volunteers. Sticking close to home will be emotionally and financially costly.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep things to yourself. The more mysterious you are about what you are working on, the easier it will be to execute. Someone may play an emotional mind game with you. Final touches will perfect what you are doing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Use your position and your power to get what you want and when. Don’t give in to bribery. Decide for yourself what’s right and what’s wrong for you. A change in status is looming.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You will experience problems while traveling, dealing with institutions or agencies and with a medical diagnosis, legal matters or financial payments. Keep things as straightforward as possible to avoid mix-ups and misunderstandings.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It’s important to get things out into the open today so you can clear the air. Someone who owes you something will come through for you. Get in touch with institutions that are holding information you require to move forward.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Give an added push to a job you are working on so you can feel free of stress over the weekend. You cannot let anyone tamper with your plans or your work. Too many hands cause things to go array.

Birthday Baby: You can make anything sound believable. You have a unique and savvy way of doing things. You are a good friend and partner.

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