Happy Birthday: Be practical and look at your options carefully this year. You can put together a strategy that will bring success. Not everyone will be on your side, so don’t be afraid to do things on your own.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Think forward and avoid living in the past. You have to be progressive and fresh if you want everyone to think of you as a candidate for something interesting and entertaining.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Lessen your stress by freeing up time and making plans to enjoy the company of like-minded people. If you consider your past, present and future and what or whom you want in your life, you will have the ability to advance.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can learn a lot from people who practice different philosophies, cultures or traditions. Change is what makes you tick and helps you avoid boredom. .

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will have to be tight with your contributions or donations. Put your cash into something that will maintain your current assets or add to them.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Give and take will be necessary if you want to reach your goals. You’ll need to prove you are capable of handling whatever situation comes your way.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Look at the big picture before you make up your mind what to do next. Taking time off or spending it with someone you respect will lead to a good decision.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You are in the driver’s seat and must take control. There are deals on the table and choices that can make or break you. Don’t give in to pleading or pressure.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t take chances if you don’t have to. You’ve managed to do things on your own so far and you should make the choice to finish what you began alone. Keep your life simple, precise and within your means.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Apply some very simple rules to something you want to get involved in. Ask someone you have an emotional attachment to if you are doing the right thing.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick close to home and the people you care about most. You can gain substantial ground by talking matters over with children, your lover, relatives or close friends.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Piling too much responsibility on your shoulders or trying to fit too much into your day will lead to upset and potential failure. You have to trust your own judgment, not what someone else tells you is possible.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Get to work on something that has possibilities and practicality written all over it. Stick to the norm even if the unknown is more inviting. Don’t put your cash into something that is likely to fail.

Birthday Baby: You are emotional, compassionate and incredibly inventive. You can be stubborn but also very willing to do whatever it takes to reach your goals.

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