CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Joaquin Phoenix, 34; Julia Roberts, 41; Bill Gates, 53; Bruce Jenner, 59.

Happy Birthday: You can turn nothing into something this year with hard work and discipline. Change is upon you — embrace it and make it work for you. You will prosper if you are adaptable and alter your life without a fuss or a costly price tag. Make fast decisions as each alteration in your life takes place.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t give in when you know you are right. A commitment to someone or something will ensure that you have covered your back and can move forward with confidence. You don’t have to go overboard to get ahead; stick to basics.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): So much will depend on how you treat others. Be compassionate but refrain from spoiling. Use common sense, good judgment and honesty. Open up talks about a new business venture.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone will not give you the lowdown on something you are working on. Don’t get lured into doing something unnecessary. Do your own research and double-check everything. Nurture a love relationship.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are in the driver’s seat and can manipulate whatever situation you face. Network, socialize and make contact and you won’t be disappointed in the people you meet or what they can contribute to your life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You won’t be too popular at home, especially if you refuse to give in to someone’s demands. Get out and spend time with people who inspire and motivate you rather than bringing you down. Consider changing the conditions under which you have been living.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Nothing will happen if you don’t take action. Solidify your position. Love may be questioned if you haven’t been happy lately. If there is a problem, do not hesitate to rise up and take on whoever and whatever is standing in your way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take time to reflect on the past and to realize what you might have done differently. It’s never too late to go back and fix something you did wrong or to address someone you never got over. It’s hard to move on when you are hanging on to the past.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do not wait for someone else to take over or push you aside. Stand tall and go for gold. Set the standard and be proud of who you are and what you’ve accomplished.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Less talk and more observation and reevaluation will help you realize what everyone else wants and the strategy necessary. Once you see all the players positioned, you can make a wise and winning choice. Bide your time and strike purposefully.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t run and hide or give up or move on because you can’t see a way out. Fight back with persuasion, a unique approach or a secret weapon. Take everyone by surprise with precise and forceful actions that cannot be denied. Watch your back.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t give in to someone because of sentimental reasons. If you don’t stand your ground now, you will eventually regret your actions and have to deal with a much worse situation. Stay calm.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Set up deals and invest in your future. Check out any problems that you’ve had physically, emotionally or financially. You can get others to help you. Good fortune is heading your way.

Birthday Baby: You are persistent and emotion- driven. You have finesse and talent and can capture an audience, enabling you to get what you want.


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