CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Russell Crowe, 46; Jackie Chan, 56; Francis Coppola, 71; James Garner, 82.

 Happy Birthday: Don’t let family or friends upset you or cause you to miss an opportunity this year because you are stuck with other people’s problems. Deal with matters efficiently and without overspending. Sticking to a budget will make you attractive to someone who is considering offering you a position. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Sticking to the task at hand will prove you have what it takes to be a leader. Productivity will be your ticket to the next level. Set your sights on what you desire and you won’t be disappointed. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you have been too busy to enjoy life, you may want to finish what’s pressing and plan to take a little time out of your hectic schedule. You will lessen your stress and know what you should be doing in the future to make your life better. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Experiencing different philosophies or ways of doing things will help you decipher how you want to lead your life and do things in the future. You thrive on change and will find that, without it, you will become bored. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Tighten your money belt and refuse to let anyone stick you with an expense that doesn’t belong to you. Don’t fall for a fast-talking person who wants a donation. Concentrate more on your job and increasing your income. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Sharing and caring will make a difference in reaching your goals. An even split is important if you don’t want to face problems or possible sabotage at a later date. Be precise when explaining what needs to be done. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make sure you have checked everything out thoroughly before making a decision that will affect your future. There are plenty of opportunities that can add to your quality of life if you are willing to make a commitment. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You have to take action if you want things to go your way. Expect opposition but don’t give in to pressure. You can make changes to your home or living conditions that will increase your emotional well- being. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Scale back and refrain from making unnecessary changes. You must not let emotional upset lead to an argument; the repercussions will affect your status or your lifestyle. You will make gains if you keep your life simple and within your means. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stick to whatever rules and regulations are set and you will avoid trouble. An unexpected change will be due to overindulgence, overspending or overreacting. An ex-friend or companion is likely to cause trouble. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The more time you spend making your home a place of comfort and entertainment, the closer your family will become. Take on a responsibility so you can control the situation. An investment you make now can make a big difference to your financial future. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Only take on what you know you can handle. No one can answer for you or do for you. You may not want to make the required changes to your life but, in the end, you will be happy you did.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You have to include practicality into your plans if you want them to fly. Anything that doesn’t go according to plan because you didn’t do efficient groundwork will be blamed on you. Functionality and adaptability will count. 

Birthday Baby: You are unique and creative. You are aggressive and will fight for your rights. You are willing to explore and experiment in order to get the results you want.