CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: LeBron James, 24; Laila Ali, 31; Tiger Woods, 33; Matt Lauer, 51.

Happy Birthday: You’ll have a lot of options to choose from in the coming year. Let your emotions get involved for a change and you will be satisfied with your choices. Take nothing for granted but expect the most from your efforts. You will be a powerhouse in your chosen field, among your friends and in your family, surprising everyone with your timing and good memory.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Focus on helping others and you will be less likely to worry and stress over things you cannot change. Memories of the people you have lost will lead to the wisdom needed to make the right choices and sacrifices.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Back your views with positive affirmation and you will achieve your goals. Travel will pay off in gains and talks regarding your ideas. Be bold, open and forthright and everything else will fall into place.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): All eyes will be on you so be fully prepared to take the lead. Love and romance will be emotionally exhilarating. Don’t let uncertainty stand in your way when you are so close to getting what you want.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t get drawn off course by someone who attracts you. You are up for a jolt if you give in to temptation. Focus on getting ahead by your own means and stabilizing your future with the people who have always stood by you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will learn something very interesting that will help you make a decision about where to travel or move. A practical approach to business will impress the people you deal with, so keep your ideas simple and cost-efficient.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t get all bogged down in professional matters. Instead, focus on home, family and enjoying the people who make your life worthwhile. There is much to be learned from the ones who love you most.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Enjoy the company of someone who makes your heart beat fast and your stomach flutter. Love is in the stars and much can be accomplished if you are direct about the way you feel. Don’t let anyone stand in your way.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can make some very important decisions about your future today. Consider what needs to be done in order to live up to your own expectations. There is maneuverability but only you can make it happen.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You must avoid making rash decisions. The pressure may be on to move one way or another and, if you choose not to do anything, you will probably find you’ve missed out. Don’t procrastinate.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take advantage of the economic situation and you will prosper. You can control your future by knowing and challenging your competition. Moving at a steady pace will bring you the most.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A lot will depend on a partnership you are in or want to be in. You must make your move and secure your position. Tie up loose ends and make promises to ensure your future continues to move down the path you desire.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Explosive, changeable and unpredictable events that surprise many who know you. Think big. Your timing can be perfect if you draw in the right people from your past to reclaim an old goal.

Birthday Baby: You are grounded, open and ready to challenge anyone. You are unpredictable, you welcome change and you adapt easily.

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