CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Mark Wahlberg, 38; Brian McKnight, 40; Ken Follett, 60; Bill Moyers, 75.

Happy Birthday: You can expect to face some interesting changes professionally. Don’t take chances with your personal, professional or financial situation. Steadfastness will determine how well you will do in the future. Be practical professionally and passionate with the ones you love. That balance will achieve what’s important.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take things in stride, settle down and refrain from being pushy if you want to be treated with respect. Consider making some personal reforms to help you get along better with the people you deal with daily. Set up a budget.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Ulterior motives will leave you on the defensive with someone you thought you could trust. You may not have all the facts you need to make a sound judgment. Anger will only set you back. Go directly to the source.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t let responsibilities stop you from doing the things that mean the most to you. You can spread yourself much thinner and achieve what others might think to be impossible. Use your intellect and intuition to make fast and appropriate choices.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your ability to bring people together and make introductions will raise your profile and bring you greater popularity. Offer your home as a go-to place for a group you are associated with. You will influence decisions being made.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You have to be more selective if you want to get ahead. You cannot allow anyone to take your mind off what’s essential to your future. Money issues must be handled properly. Pay debts before incurring new ones.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be proud of your accomplishments. Act with confidence and you will get the support you require. Get the details on an investment you are considering. Don’t let someone’s emotional outburst cause you to change course. Follow through.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Problems at home will cost you financially, emotionally and physically. Someone you trust will break a promise or disappoint you. Prepare to make an unusual move that will take everyone by surprise. Turn a challenge into an opportunity.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It will be hard to get away with anything, so don’t bother trying. Your plans will be questioned and straight answers will be required. The longer you ponder what to do or say, the more difficult it will be to get what you want.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may be inclined to put in your two cents worth but it will be considered meddling by someone you thought you might impress by your wit. Back off and observe before you are blamed for something you executed without thinking it through.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t feel obligated to pay for someone else’s mistakes. Set standards and stick to them. Lay down your ground rules and don’t deviate from your plans because of someone’s disapproval.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take a positive approach; avoid anyone who is negative. You will be forced to deal with emotional issues that may be unpleasant but, if you are honest and straightforward, you will get your point across and change the outcome of a situation that is important to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You don’t have to discard what you have done in the past – just add to your old ideas to make them viable in today’s society. You have something worth offering that should be able to make you some cash and boost your reputation.

Birthday Baby: You are unique and intelligent, compassionate and intent on getting things done your way. You care about tradition and your beliefs.

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