CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Breckin Meyer, 36; Traci Lords, 42; Amy Heckerling, 56; Bill Kreutzmann, 64.

 Happy Birthday: Let your heart and sympathetic nature lead the way. This is a great year to pull together ideas and plans with your knowledge and experience in order to get things off the ground. Your hard work this year will lead to bigger and better opportunities. Your success will motivate others to follow suit. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t keep your feelings locked up inside. Extend your warmth, compassion and affection to someone who can offer you as much in return. Activities that challenge you physically will build your confidence. Love is on the rise. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Mingle, participate and join in and you will discover things about yourself and others that will help you make vital decisions for your future. You do have options, so start making the changes that contribute to a positive, more productive lifestyle. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will face criticism if you aren’t totally honest, upfront and to the point. Trying to skirt issues or avoid telling someone how you really feel will backfire. Romance will be enticing but make sure you end one relationship before starting another. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Taking on more than usual may cause apprehension but, in the end, the experience you get and the friendships you begin will be worth your while. The changes heading your way should be embraced with enthusiasm. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be careful how you spend your money. Being overly generous or getting involved in a risky financial scheme will lead to disaster. A solid long-term investment will bring you peace of mind and a safety net for the future. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You have far more control over your situation than you realize. It’s important to put your own needs first. A love interest will lead you astray. Get your work out of the way first. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Expect the unexpected, especially when dealing with colleagues and peers. Be the quiet observer and sounding board — nothing more. Focus on what you can do to brighten up your surroundings or raise the value of your home. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stop worrying about everyone else and do the things you enjoy doing. Your discipline and determination to make the changes that will improve your life will pay off. You will gain greater insight into an emotional matter. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The less time spent dealing with personal matters, the better. Not everyone will like your choices right now but, if you engage in activities that offer a challenge and interaction with new friends, you will get a better perspective. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Good fortune is heading your way and opportunities will surface that you will want to be prepared to take advantage of. You can close a deal but do so for the right reason, not because someone else wants you to. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be honest about your personal situation. Getting angry will not solve problems. Keep in mind what has happened in the past when you have gotten involved in a joint venture. Keep your money and your possessions in a safe place to avoid temptation. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): So much can happen in a day if you share your ideas and plans. An unusual twist to an old idea will finally get things underway. Love is in the stars and taking part in a new interest will lead to a romantic encounter. 

Birthday Baby: You are sensitive, caring and imaginative. Your confidence is built through experience and the mistakes you make. You are outspoken and stand behind your beliefs.