CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Eli Marienthal, 23; Shaquille O’Neal, 37; D.L. Hughley, 46; Rob Reiner, 62.

Happy Birthday: Whether it’s getting fit, learning a new skill or just getting to know yourself better, get into self-improvement this year. The benefits will be far beyond your expectations. Don’t let emotional matters cloud your vision or hold you back. Look forward with optimism and set new strategies to reach your goals.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take note of anyone trying to derail your plans. Emotions will flare but that may be the only way to deal with matters that have been dragging you down. Change at home and at work are needed to make your life better.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t give away your secrets. Less is more and the fact that someone is probably trying to undermine you is apparent. You can outsmart the opposition if you recognize the tactics being used and reverse the process.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone convincing may try to lead you in a different direction. Take what is said to heart but don’t take action for the wrong reason. Uncertainty or lack of confidence will hold you back. Believe in yourself.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will have trouble controlling your emotions. You mustn’t get involved in something or donate to something for the wrong reason. If you are doing it to impress someone, you are making a mistake.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your decision must be your own. Love may be overwhelming but that doesn’t mean you have to become a clone of the person you admire. Don’t make a financial move based on what you are told or what someone else wants.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A partnership that has been iffy can now be established with some rules and guidelines to ensure prosperity. A decision you make now will bring you greater freedom in the future. Look at what’s ahead.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are on a roll and you cannot let anyone bring you down or put you down. Rise above any negative comments. It may be time to walk away from people in your life who are not conducive to your well-being or success.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You have to follow your own path, not someone else’s. Change is evident and a sudden or unexpected encounter will help you realize your own potential. Travel, experience and research will all help you obtain your goals.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You should concentrate on home, family and sticking to a budget. You can make personal changes that will enhance your relationships and your comfort if you are willing to cut costs. Don’t try to impress others by overspending.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Size up the situation and prepare to make changes to improve your current relationships. What you do should take others by surprise. This will give you an edge, keep you in control and help you mold the outcome.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can secure your position or stabilize your personal life by taking on a part time job or picking up additional skills. Don’t be fooled by someone who wants to control you. He or she does not have your best interests at heart.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get involved in something you enjoy and you will hook up with someone who thinks as you do. If you want to form a partnership, keep emotions out of it and set the rules regarding who is responsible for what before you get started.

Birthday Baby: You are sensitive, compassionate, have a vivid imagination and are creative. You are wise and thoughtful.


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