CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kyle Howard, 31; Rick Schroder, 40; Garry Kasparov, 47; Saundra Santiago, 53.

Happy Birthday: Look at the big picture. Dismiss anyone trying to play games with you. You are smart and, although patience doesn’t come easy for you, it will be necessary this year. Be a little mysterious. Keeping everyone guessing instead of blurting out what you are going to do will lead to victory.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): If you are forceful in your approach to contracts, legal, financial or health matters, you will make a profound statement. The way to get ahead is not by being a bystander. Fight for your rights.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You have to take a strong position. Your reputation may be at stake if you decide to let someone get away with unethical behavior. Emotional situations must be addressed swiftly.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll be pulled in too many directions and it will be necessary to say no to anyone putting demands on you. Put your efforts where you can make a difference or you will end up spinning your wheels. Love will be captivating.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ve got the right configuration going through your sign to be a winner professionally and personally, if you are willing to step out of your shell and play the game of life. Be confident and you will gain respect, clout, advancement and self- esteem.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You should have everyone eating out of your hand today. Before you put demands on people, make sure you are being fair. An act of injustice will come right back at you. If you aren’t sure about something or someone, back off until you have all your facts.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can put up a good argument but getting someone to listen may not be easy. Expect change to come at you with lightning speed. Adapt quickly in order to minimize the damage control required.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Let your imagination wander. If you can think it, you can do it, so stop procrastinating. Avoid pushy people or situations. Concentrate on the people who make a difference in your life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Speak your mind but be very sure you have your facts straight. Someone will challenge you every step of the way. Love is looking very good, giving you the go-ahead to bring on your mysterious Scorpio charm.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may have to do some backtracking if you have done or said something wrong. Your ability to tell a story or exaggerate a situation may initially fly but, in time, the record will be set straight. Rethink your strategy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You can make headway with contracts or investments or alterations you want to make to your home and family. Change is good and, if you do things swiftly, you will bypass repercussions.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look on the bright side. You will get wind of a job or project that interests you. Taking on a new game plan, idea or outlook will ensure that you find your way into the industry, the circle of friends or the organization you want to be part of.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t give up on something you want to do just because you hit a roadblock. Back up and regroup and you will come up with a new strategy. Chances are good that you should simplify what you want to do. Don’t let your emotions lead the way.

Birthday Baby: You are original, creative and unique. You are a trendsetter, a reformist and spokesperson against injustice.

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