CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kenny Wayne Shepherd, 32; Marv Albert, 68; Chick Corea, 68; Jim Nabors, 79

Happy Birthday: You have a lot to contend with and every move you make will be important to your future. Problems with authority must be avoided. Listen to the voice of reason, but your strength is your ability to be unique.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Praise those who have covered your back in times of need. Being generous – emotionally, monetarily and physically – will show you mean what you say. The alliances you build will make you stronger, braver and able to deal graciously with success.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Refuse to feel pressured into making a decision you aren’t ready to make. You cannot give in to what someone else says or wants. Go over every aspect of what you want to do until you are satisfied that things won’t go array.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Find out what secrets are being kept from you before you make a decision. You are smarter and can beat someone at his or her own game. A deal breaker could end up being to your advantage.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t spend to impress or put your money into something that you aren’t sure you want pursue. A trip or a course you sign up for will not be all that it is hyped up to be.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Expect the unexpected and you will perform well in the situations that develop. A past partner or acquaintance will have something to contribute but it may not be quite what you expect. Find out what’s involved.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Plan a day trip or visit someone you care for but stick to your budget. A change in your financial situation can go either way, depending on how you handle the people trying to take your hard-earned cash.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your ability to get what you want for the least amount of effort will allow you the upper hand. Your sophisticated approach can lead everyone in the direction you want to take. You deserve a break but, if it’s a costly one, use someone else’s money.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When you think you are in the clear to move forward, something or someone will burst your bubble. Have a backup plan ready. An interesting turn of events will develop if you mingle with people who are creative and cash-heavy. Speak frankly.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Adventure, playful activities and travel will highlight your day. Getting together with neighbors or friends will help you get over someone or something weighing you down. New ideas will get a favorable response.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick to principles and methods you know will work best and you will get what you want within your budget. Your expertise will be sought after and will lead to deals requiring a service you have to offer.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep your thoughts to yourself or someone may take advantage of you and your ideas. You have to be honest about what others actually want from you. Not everyone has your best interests at heart.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t trust everyone with your secrets. You can expect someone to leak information that will be damaging to your reputation. Prepare to make a statement that will clear your name without making a big scene.

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