CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Raven-Symone, 23; Nia Peeples, 47; Kenneth Branagh, 48; Michael Clarke Duncan, 51.

Happy Birthday: Do things that will help your state of mind and build your confidence. This is a great year for restructuring your game plan to fit your lifestyle and your basic needs. It will be you who make your positive life changes.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A surprise is heading your way. Contact people you have worked with in the past and you will get an interesting lead on something you want to pursue. Take advantage of everything and anything.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stress levels are high at this time of the year, with so much to do and so little time to do it. Calm down, make your to-do list and don’t let anyone’s nagging deter you. Less talk and more work will pay off.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make today a fun-filled day. Check out your travel plans for the holiday season or pick up gifts for special people. You should make a point of planning dinner with someone you find stimulating. Don’t volunteer for something if you don’t really have the time.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t be tempted to purchase something that claims to do the impossible. Use discretion. A change at work may upset you but, in the end, you will realize it’s to your advantage.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make today a memorable affair. Include the ones you love in something that will enhance the upcoming festive holiday season. Make plans to entertain but do so on a shoestring.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There is no time to waste. Finish all the things that need to be done before the year comes to a close. You don’t want to be left in a vulnerable financial position. Harsh talks will lead to isolation not resolution.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t let anyone weasel his or her way into your affairs. Maintain control. This is not the time to overreact. Keep the peace but be honest, not stubborn, about what you want.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Someone will try to cause trouble for you. It is vital that you do what benefits you most and take a pass on things that don’t. You are better off sticking with like-minded people who have similar goals.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Travel for business will pay off in terms of what you learn. Anger will be your downfall; diplomacy will lead to your success. Show your talents, not someone else’s shortcomings and you will excel.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make adjustments at home that will suit your needs during the festive season. Help out someone elderly and you will benefit from your good will through the information and experience this person can offer.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t make changes based on someone else’s emotional whims. Stick to your plans if you want to get things finished on time. Consider your motives and be sure the reasoning behind your action is sound. Act fast but smartly regarding money.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Past acquaintances will be your ticket to future opportunities. Set up talks or plan to attend a function that will allow you to network with people who have common goals. You will get help if you share your ideas.

Birthday Baby: You are curious, inventive and have a vivid imagination. You are sensitive and intent on helping others. You are unpredictable and impulsive but also accomplish a lot throughout life.


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