CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ernie Reyes Jr., 37; Chad Lowe, 41; Andrea Martin, 62; Margaret O’Brien, 72.

Happy Birthday: In this economic time, there are plenty of people looking for a good opportunity and, with your ingenious way of presenting alternatives, you can be at the hub of what’s new and exciting. There is money to be made and deals to be finished. Both will be possible if you are swift to make your moves.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Keep emotional matters from escalating by acting fast and you will avoid havoc that can affect your performance. Think about your future before you say what’s on your mind or make promises. Someone from your past may be able to help you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Avoid making the same mistake over again, especially if it has to do with someone from your past who has taken advantage of you before. Don’t let temptation mislead you. Love is hot but, if it can cause economic problems, rethink the relationship or your position.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t overextend or take on someone else’s responsibilities for the wrong reasons. You will be faced with a challenge that will cost you financially. Travel to visit someone who inspires you. You can make a difference by making changes and reforms.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): It’s up to you to do what’s required if you want to get ahead. No one else is going to cover for you when the economy is in such dire straits. Caring, sharing and meeting halfway will help hold the family together.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t fear being a little different. Use your imagination and you will have an edge when it comes to closing a deal and getting what you want. Don’t make unreasonable promises. Someone from your past may try to use you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have to be sure that you haven’t left anything to chance or to someone else’s discretion. Temptation will challenge you to the point that you make poor choices. Don’t mix business with pleasure.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Uncertainty may cause you to waffle and second-guess your own ability. Don’t leave your job in the hands of someone else. Use your intelligence to get you through troubled times. Utilize your talents and skills.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do something nice for a cause or for someone in need. You often give too much but this time you will get something back that will lead to the completion of a project you’ve longed to finish. Love is on the rise.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Watch your back and you’ll stay on top. Someone will want to ruin your day or your plans or even try to steal your glory, if you aren’t careful. Don’t be too accommodating with friends, relatives and neighbors.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t jeopardize your chances by thinking someone else can do a better job or help you get what you want. You will do fine on your own. Your skills will far exceed that of the competition you face.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone from your past will surface – be open and honest as to why you do not want this person in your life. Keep your current partner in the loop to avoid consequences later.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Partnerships will prove to be dicey if you let your emotional side take over and you aren’t completely honest about your feelings. A secret about an incident that happened with someone from your past will be revealed.

Prepare to accept responsibility.

Birthday Baby: You are aggressive, tenacious, adaptable, creative and unique. You are tough and insightful.

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