CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Andy Roddick, 26; Rich Cronin, 33; Lisa Ling, 35; Cameron Diaz, 36.

Happy Birthday: You look, you evaluate and you proceed. That’s your way and it will lead to a bright and prosperous future this year. You are willing to work hard and will be able to manipulate others to see things your way. If you are serious about your plans and you work diligently, this can be your year to excel.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may be tempted to take on a professional challenge that may not pan out long-term. Weigh all the pros and cons before you decide. Going it alone may take longer, but you will get what you want and the rewards you deserve.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t slow down now when you are so close to getting your way. Networking and traveling will pay off. Don’t let up or give in to pressure or let your emotional response reveal your position.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will be up for a challenge when dealing with friends, relatives and children. Put things in perspective and trust in the person to whom you are closest. Do not give in to anyone putting demands or ultimatums on you. Stick to your plan.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do something to challenge yourself or get involved in a project that will change your surroundings. Don’t argue or try to control loved ones. You will do damage to one of your relationships if you are jealous or overbearing.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a walk down memory lane or even better, go back and visit some of the places that hold fond memories. Getting together with old friends or reunited with someone you haven’t seen in years will do you good and boost your confidence.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t meddle in other people’s affairs and you will avoid trouble. You will be high strung and this can lead to poor decisions. Get all the facts before you get involved in something that may be dubious in nature.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Someone will come to your aid. Listen to the voice of experience and make the changes suggested. Don’t overspend or overindulge because you aren’t happy. Fix whatever is wrong instead of masking it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): By taking a practical approach, you will prove your ability to be successful. There will be people who want to take advantage of you. Scrutinize any offers that come in and consider if you really need help at this stage of the game.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t take a risk. Someone may try to dismantle your plans. Be prepared to do what you must to keep things the same.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take better care of you. Look at the big picture and set up a budget, fitness regime and nutritional diet. Getting back on track mentally, physically and financially will be your greatest asset.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Financial gain is evident. Get involved in an activity that will allow you to improve and will enable you to meet people who can complement you. Don’t overspend.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t give in to anyone pushing you to make a decision. If you are uncertain, don’t make a move or a promise. A minor setback in plans can be expected but don’t let it ruin a good time. Work around whatever occurs.

Birthday Baby: You are a crusader and a good friend, companion and colleague. You strive to make everyone look good and to lead others in the right direction.

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