CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Brian Bonsall, 27; Anna Chlumsky, 28; Bruno Campos, 35; Holly Marie Combs, 35.

Happy Birthday: Your ability to detach yourself from the past and the negative will be your best asset for getting ahead this year. There are gains to be made and, although some of them may be at the expense of others, it’s time to make that decision. Quit waffling about what you should or shouldn’t do.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Help others and, in the end, you will get something you least expect in return. Impetuous action will not get jobs done quicker or more efficiently. If you have to push others to help, you should do things on your own.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Everything has a price tag, so don’t think someone is giving you something for nothing. Make plans early or you may not reap the benefit of an enjoyable evening with someone special. Put your money into your home and family.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Let people know what you have to offer and promote your services, skills and ideas. You will get interesting responses that can help you achieve some of your goals.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You have to set a budget that will allow you to feel in control. Stress is something that you have to work hard to eliminate. Remember to look at the positive in your life, as well.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your ability to put things together, convince others to do things or to sell an idea will be golden. A relationship will need nurturing. You’ll find interesting gifts for the people you want to impress this season.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can get ahead enough to feel comfortable about taking time off at the end of the month. Someone you love will help you get things finished. A change of plans will annoy some and please others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do what needs to be done and get on with your life. Not everyone will agree with you but that’s OK, as long as you base your decisions on what matters most to you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t take what others say as the gospel. Find out for yourself what’s going on before you make a choice. If you let your emotions get involved in your decisions, you will have to backtrack.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do your research before you go shopping. Knowing what and where to find an item at the best price will make your life easier. Someone you meet through work or school will take a greater interest in you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An experienced friend will come to you with an offer you cannot refuse. Look at the potential to stabilize your financial situation. A settlement, rebate or surrender you are waiting for will come through.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Help is available as long as you don’t let your emotions cloud issues and stop you from accepting what you need to move forward. Asking for a favor may put you in an indebted position but it will be the best way to get what you want.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t be the one to ruin a surprise. Talks will lead to arguments, so keep your beliefs a secret for now. Make personal changes instead of trying to mold someone else. Take a closer look at who you are and what you really want.

Birthday Baby: You are inventive, innovative and intellectual. You set goals and go after them. You pick sides and fight for your beliefs without remorse.

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