Happy Birthday: Emotional matters will crop up and touch you deeply. Before offering your help, check out the facts. This is not the year to believe what you hear or base your decisions on what someone else is doing.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Face issues head-on. You’ll be surprised how quickly your situation can change if you are honest, straightforward and offer something a little bit different. You can hook up with someone who interests you personally and professionally at a social event.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll be tempted to overspend. Don’t let anyone coerce you. Hidden costs will make it hard to cover all your expenses. Don’t buy into a deal that sounds too good to be true.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The more time spent communicating and sharing your ideas, the closer you will come to turning some of your attributes into a lucrative venture. Making some changes at home will help you feel more secure.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You cannot overlook anything done or said by others. Ask detailed questions if you are confused. Someone may try to convince you to take up a new project. Before you jump in, take a closer look at what will be required.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may need to delve into what’s going on with your money matters. Cash you thought you had may be missing. Follow your intuition. Focus on keeping things simple and spending time with someone you love.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your expertise will make people want to take part in whatever you are doing. If you let someone else represent you, less will be accomplished. Don’t be fooled by a namedropper trying to impress. Now is not the time to spend because someone else wants you to.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Something will come of a very innocent, chance meeting. Love is going to bring about its surprises and leave you optimistic about the future. A revelation will help you see what’s really required to make something or someone you want to pursue open to your suggestions.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stay ahead of the competition. By keeping people guessing, you will hold the interest of someone intrigued by what you are doing. A spiritual or philosophic presentation will make you realize what you’ve been doing wrong.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t show your surprise when someone changes his or her plans midstream. You may want to back off and spend a little more time at home or with people you can count on. A trip will help you deal with someone messing in your affairs from afar.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Once your realize what’s truly important, you will have no problem adjusting to the changes required. Concentrate on home and family and what you can do to secure and stabilize your happiness and your lifestyle.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t wait for people to question you. Offer information freely in order to keep everyone in the loop. Once you share your plans, you can move ahead without guilt. Follow your beliefs, even if emotional intervention comes your way.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have secrets that must be kept even if you are being pressured by someone to share. A problem at work will play on your emotions. Someone isn’t being honest about what’s happening. Consider checking out job opportunities.

Birthday Baby: You are hard-headed, progressive and assertive. You show great determination and willpower when faced with a challenge. You are competitive and outgoing.

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