CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Russell Crowe, 45; Jackie Chan, 55; Francis Ford Coppola, 70; David Frost, 70.

Happy Birthday: You have to stay in control. Don’t let uncertainty cause you to make fast and fatal decisions. Focus on who you are as well as your goals. Be clever, creative and cautious and you can work through any life- altering rough spots.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You may think you know what’s heading your way but last-minute changes will flip things upside down, causing you to scramble. Stay calm and open your mind to ideas or suggestions being offered. Don’t allow anyone to cost you financially.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t walk away from help being offered. It can make a difference in the outcome of a developing deal or negotiation. Someone is likely to be jealous of your skills or position. Correct any misconception.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Give-and-take will be necessary. Someone with experience or seniority may stifle your plans. You can work around any situation you face if you are open and honest regarding your plans. A unique approach will gain approval.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Altering some of the conditions you currently live with will be a start and, with a couple of renovations, you should be able to accommodate your plans for future use of the space. Good fortune can be yours if you are adaptable.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Get involved in activities you enjoy and you will develop friendships with people who can help you get ahead. Networking can be done successfully without venturing too far from home or work. Don’t make promises you cannot keep.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Anxiety may get the better of you if you allow emotional matters to escalate. Let others be the ones to come across as erratic and out of control. Base your actions on facts and present alternatives that can benefit everyone.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can make some extraordinary moves if you stay alert and take advantage of mistakes and mishaps. You cannot let your emotions get in the middle of a deal. Don’t have misplaced sympathy for someone. Use your imagination and you will gain support.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The advice being offered by someone close may be given in good faith but it may not be valid. Do your own checking before you decide to do something unorthodox. Don’t cave if someone puts pressure on you. Follow your own path.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be surprised by some of the unavoidable changes that take place in your personal life or with regard to your home. Be prepared to negotiate and talk your way through whatever or whoever challenges you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Go over your financial statements, bills and investments. There is money to be saved or made by double-checking everything. A serious decision can be made that will alter your financial situation forever. Negotiate a better deal from a strong and well-informed position.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You may have to rethink your strategy regarding personal matters. Someone may try to lead you to believe that things have changed or that something is being offered that actually is not. Get the facts, ask questions and don’t make promises based on hearsay.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Follow the more conservative route, even if it doesn’t excite you. Security is what you must strive for, especially when your economic situation is in jeopardy. Don’t gossip or divulge secrets.

Birthday Baby: You are optimistic, open and curious. You are an advocate for reform and fair play. You will always strive to do your very best.

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