CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Nick Cannon, 28; Matt Damon, 38; Sigourney Weaver, 59; Chevy Chase, 65.

Happy Birthday: Take control and you can put the things that have been hovering over you the past few years to rest. If you continue to wait for someone else to do the dirty work, it will turn out to be a disappointing year. You have what it takes to get what you want if you believe in your abilities and put fear of failure aside.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t act on impulse or alone. A partnership will help you gain momentum and can be crucial in any choice you are being asked to make. Don’t let your emotions sway your opinions or decisions.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make a statement that will give you an edge and set you apart from everyone else. Your past experience and the skills you’ve perfected will be all you need as backup. You can count on your ability to make things happen.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Everything will fall into place and sudden but unexpected changes will be a pleasant surprise. A business or pleasure trip will help ease your mind about things that have been bothering you lately. You will command attention with your verbal expertise.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let negativity get the better of you. Enjoy the moment by spending time with someone you love. Take action and be proud of your accomplishments and ability to follow through. Socialize, network and update your look.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be prepared to put money behind your ideas. Move ahead alone, if necessary. Once you show everyone how your idea can work, there will be a change of attitude. Your straight talk and production will pay off.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep moving. The less idle time you have, the better. Develop a skill or update up your wardrobe or image. Don’t be afraid to let go of the people in your life who are dragging you down. It’s time for upbeat, positive peers.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll get caught in the middle of a mess if you take situations or people for granted. Someone will complain and make a fuss if you don’t live up to your promises. It will be hard to please everyone so do as much as you can on your own.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Set up a game plan and stick to it if you want to succeed. Your future is in your hands. Perfection is a work in progress, so prepare to launch even if things aren’t perfect or 100 percent finished.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Say what you mean and you will gain respect among your peers. Precision, courage and diplomacy will win you favors. Be honest about what you can offer – don’t stretch the truth about your knowledge or skills.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t get drawn into someone else’s emotional madness. Keep a clear head and refrain from voicing your opinion. Arguments will leave you at odds about what to do next. Focus on your own projects and plans.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Start the ball rolling by approaching someone who suits your needs regarding a money matter or business venture. Be straightforward and give whoever you are trying to interest the pros and cons so he or she can contribute what’s required.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Secrets will lead to questions and misunderstandings. Be open about your undertakings so there are no surprises. Remain conservative in your actions as well as your contributions. A renewed partnership is an alternative.

Birthday Baby: You are changeable, emotionally sensitive and passionate about what you do. You are open, well-meaning, generous and intense.


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