CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ayumi Hamasaki, 30; Kelly Ripa, 38; Lorraine Bracco, 54; Sting, 57.

Happy Birthday: Step into the limelight and be yourself and you will find out you have just as much going as the next guy. It’s about balance and belief in your own abilities. Control your actions and keep things simple. You are up for a little glory, so don’t sabotage what you have worked so hard to build because you fear success or failure.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t sit back contemplating all the things you want to do – get started. Once you do, your Aries enthusiasm will be contagious and your friends, family and peers will jump in to help you move to completion.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A relationship with someone important to you is in need of tender, loving care. Nurture what means the most to you in life. Love makes everything you accomplish that much more worthwhile. Plan a romantic adventure.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Straightforward talks will be your best alternative if someone is playing mind games with you. Pin down whoever is meddling or taking sides, causing confusion among friends and family. Take control, monitor the situation and be the one who listens.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Follow your own intuition if someone tries to manipulate the situation or maneuver you in a direction you aren’t sure you want to go. Love is on the rise and emotional matters can be cleared up with a little honesty.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Pamper yourself and your loved ones. Make changes at home that will add to your comfort and entertainment. You can be the hero today with a few moves and compliments that make everyone feel good. Have family talks and set new rules.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Love is in the stars and the time to make contact with someone who interests you or to enhance the relationship you are already in, is now. A vacation or even a special day at home will work wonders for your relationship.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Ask questions and don’t take anything for granted. Deception is apparent, so don’t believe secondhand information. Be stern but understanding if you want to get to the bottom of things. Career changes look promising.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotional matters will be high on your list today. Don’t avoid a confrontation that could very well straighten out long-standing problems. Once you understand the situation, your empathy will lead to a suitable solution.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Sudden changes will catch you off-guard. If you want to look good, you had better keep things straight and refrain from gossip. It could backfire, making you look bad.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Volunteering is a wonderful thing but when people start putting demands on you, it’s time to back away. Concentrate on paying jobs. A trip will be a waste of time and money. Communicate by phone or Internet.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Enjoy your old friends and explore your past and someone you used to enjoy spending a lot of time with will come back into your life. Gifts and a proposal that will help you get ahead professionally are heading your way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep things straight or you will trip over your own feet when someone grills you about your intentions. Don’t slant information with your own opinions. Say nothing if you have nothing nice to say.

Birthday Baby: You are in tune with everything going on around you. You are intelligent and a gifted speaker who can grab attention with your charm and grace. You are outgoing and love to do things in a big way.


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