CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Britney Spears, 28; Nelly Furtado, 31; Lucy Liu, 41; Stone Phillips, 55

Happy Birthday: You must listen to what others have to say this year. Get your facts straight first and you will avoid disgruntled reactions from the people you must deal with. Take your time and ease into what’s going on around you. Observe before taking action.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Push to get things done your way. Take action and you will find the success you are looking for. Good fortune is heading your way. Winnings, settlements and investments can bring you financial relief.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You mustn’t let others dictate what you do. Follow your own path and your own heart. Your gains will come if you slow down, allowing yourself to execute your actions to your own specifications.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll be tempted to put fun before work but it will lead to financial stress if you overspend. Be smart and you can have the best of both worlds. Finish what you start and you will enjoy your downtime that much more.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Upfront and to the point will pay off. The experience you had with someone you used to know will help you make the right choice now. Emotional connections may be enticing but move slowly. A love triangle may develop.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your help will be appreciated and will allow you to further your own goals in conjunction with helping others. Investments and partnerships will go hand-in-hand, resulting in financial gain and interesting prospects.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A partner or loved one is likely to cause trouble. Expect changes to be pushed on you and emotional matters to escalate. You must keep the lines of communication open and honest if you want to come out unscathed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You must satisfy your own needs if you want to come up with the answers you are looking for. You will be enlightened by an experience you have while traveling or discussing your plans with someone who has a handle on what you want to pursue.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A deal can be put on the table or completed if you are willing to make some last- minute changes. You don’t have to play by the book if you feel you aren’t being treated fairly. Changes to your home or your living arrangements can be positive if you refuse to let your emotions take over.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Hidden secrets will be divulged. Prepare to answer any questions that are asked or you will look and feel guilty. Base your actions on what you see as being most helpful to everyone involved. Consistency will count.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The element of surprise will help you stay in control and keep the competition guessing. Be smart and refrain from letting others in on your secrets. A minor problem with health or a pet is likely to develop. Take care of such matters quickly.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A move that will lessen your financial stress or enable you to be closer to someone who can contribute to your lifestyle should be made. A relationship or partnership will help to stabilize your life and lead to financial opportunities.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You won’t be able to trust everyone but, when it comes to acting on your own instincts, you will leave others scrambling. If you feel strongly about something or someone, follow your instincts. Don’t let unexpected changes be your downfall.

Birthday Baby: You have great charm and are unique, entertaining and perceptive. You change your mind quickly. You are gracious and accommodating and like to keep everyone happy.

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