Capricorn: Don’t pay
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Natasha Hamilton, 27; Alex Winter, 44; J. Michael Straczynski, 55; Diahann Carroll, 74.
Happy Birthday: You will be the glue that holds a team together, the anchor who helps to stabilize, the one who can mediate until everyone is on the same page. Your unique way of talking and dealing with others will lead to bigger and better opportunities. Change is heading your way but it’s what you do this year that will set the standard for what’s to come in the future.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It’s vital you deal swiftly with any personal affront you face. Concentrate on making your home more comfortable. Easing the stress in your life will help you become more productive, so take care of any problems you are facing.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get ready to fight back if someone tries to take advantage of you. Good things will happen if you put your time and effort into what really counts. Don’t run from change — embrace it and make it work for you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may have to bend a bit in order to get what you want. Putting up a fight will be a waste of time and will accomplish little. Have your facts straight before you indulge in a healthy debate. Your ability to spar intellectually will impress someone influential.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Set aside a certain amount of time and money for something special. A trip will do you good. A proposal you present will draw attention and lead to an enticing counteroffer.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep a lid on your true feelings, especially if you are worried about something that may or may not happen. You don’t want to promote someone who may end up being your biggest competitor. Look out for your own interests and don’t let your emotions lead you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t deviate from your set plans or you will face ridicule. Hands-on efforts will bring you the best results and will allow you to stay in control while you massage situations to favor what you want and need to get ahead.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Back away from anyone who is pushy or giving you ultimatums. Focus on the people you love or get in touch with someone from your past whom you miss. A creative idea will take off if you present it properly to someone with similar insight.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Someone who is painting a pretty picture will disappoint you. Ask questions so you are fully aware of what’s being offered. Don’t give in to emotional blackmail. Be pragmatic in your approach.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you feel someone is using you, back away. An emotional issue will be brought to the surface and must be dealt with immediately if you don’t want to face controversy and possible embarrassment at a later date.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Put an end to anyone trying to push you into paying for something that isn’t your responsibility. You can turn something negative into a positive and make a little extra money on the side doing what you do best.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t believe everything you hear. Someone will mislead you. Love is in the stars and engaging in activities you both enjoy will bring you closer together. Spend time at home fixing things.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be more protective of your private plans. Take people by surprise. Being too impulsive will backfire, leaving you in an awkward position that will result in questions and complaints.
Birthday Baby: You are a good listener and an attentive friend. You are strong-willed and are expressive, understanding and compassionate.

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