CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Axl Rose, 48; Kathy Najimy, 53; Natalie Cole, 60; Tom Brokaw, 70.

Happy Birthday: If you make choices based on your emotions, not practicality and reality, you will pay the price. Focus on the long-term effects. Don’t let a bad relationship or friendship be your downfall. Rid yourself of whatever is holding you back. Invite the positive into your life, pushing negativity away. Your numbers are 6, 9, 17, 20, 24, 36, 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Budget and spend wisely and it will lead to good fortune and opportunities in the future. Be smart about your plans and don’t venture over and above what you can handle emotionally, financially or professionally. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If someone tries to make you feel small or avoids telling you the truth, move on quickly. Giving in to someone who does not have your best interests at heart will slow down any attempt you make to get ahead. Cut old ties and make new ones. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Act fast and spare yourself the grief of losing out. The ability to do the unexpected and to stay ahead of the competition will lead you to victory. Love is apparent but likely to have unwanted attachments. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take control of your life and your future by putting more into your talents and skills. You have more to offer than you realize, so put your talents to work. You will achieve the peace and happiness you are constantly in search of. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Think before you do something you may regret. Taking on too much or overdoing, overspending or overindulging will lead to heartache and setbacks. Stay busy and avoid meddling or being manipulated. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You may not like the idea of change but, in this case, it will bring about an interesting situation that you don’t want to miss. An unexpected alteration in your living conditions will lead to opportunities. Embrace the new. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Snap decisions are not always easy for you to make but, this time, they will be to your benefit. A chance to engage in an interesting partnership with someone you meet will lead to a new beginning. Rely on your imagination. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Holding onto the past or remaining in the same location are not to your benefit. A fresh new start may be daunting at first but, it won’t take long to see the possibilities available. Travel will result in greater opportunities. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may have to shake things up a bit if you want to get anything done. Showing an effort will help you avoid a sudden misfortune. Protect your future by ensuring that your reputation is based on positive hard work and consistency. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Learn from your mistakes or prepare to repeat the lesson. A burden or responsibility will be sent your way. How you handle it will be a sign of what’s to come. Do not lose sight of your own goals. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be careful not to let someone take advantage of your kindness and generosity. Demand to be treated equally. A change in your lifestyle will ensure you are treated fairly. Get rid of habits that hold you back. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus on moneymaking deals. Invest in something you believe in that is unique and offers a service that is in demand. Don’t be afraid to branch out in an altogether new direction. 

Birthday Baby: You are emotional, sensitive and drawn to the unusual. You take whatever journey is required to learn your life lessons. You are unique, creative and a strong advocate of justice and fair play.

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