CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alex D. Linz, 20; Danica McKellar, 34; Mel Gibson, 53; Stephen Stills, 64.

Happy Birthday: You’ll be tempted to take on things that you should probably take a pass on this year. Don’t let your heart rule your head. There are far better options.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Sudden, unexpected changes will take you by surprise, so make whatever occurs work for you. By using what you have and not trying to manufacture something new, you will save financially, emotionally and professionally.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get things straight the first time around and spare yourself a lot of aggravation. Covering your back by diversifying will be your best bet.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t give in to someone trying to take advantage of you. Use your own ideas. Change jobs or enlist with a headhunter so you are in the running for a better position.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your anger will mount due to emotional conversations that are a no-win venture. pression by refusing to take part in a senseless dispute.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t be afraid to step into the spotlight and say what you think. You will grab the attention of someone who has plenty to offer someone like you. Be honest about what it will take to get you on board and working on a new project.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t be afraid to contribute your opinions. If you say nothing, you will not have the option to complain if things don’t turn out as you want. Take care of emotional matters at home before they escalate.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Reevaluate your position and consider making a leap to a more lucrative field. You will find an angle that will make your future look brighter and more satisfying if you network with people in an industry that interests you. Don’t let negativity at home stand in your way.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will have plenty to think about if you want to salvage what you have and move on. There will be debts to deal with, so put pride aside and talk to those who can help you out.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your ideas may be a little far-fetched but that’s precisely how you will attract someone entrepreneurial enough to see what you have to offer as a viable challenge. Travel will be conducive to romance.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Refrain from giving handouts or trusting anyone who is trying to appeal to your emotional side. Treat any financial deal professionally. Lending or borrowing is not likely to turn out in your favor.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Give your assessment of your personal situation to the people involved in your life and you will get respect and the support you need. Change will be difficult but necessary.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may question what you are going to do next. You have to be practical and perhaps support your desire to help a cause by doing what you do best and returning to the industry you are most familiar with.

Birthday Baby: You are stubborn and a bit of a reactionary but you get things done. You are inventive, entertaining, have an open mind and are a trendsetter.

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