CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Trent Reznor, 45; David Eigenberg, 46; Enya, 49; Bill Paxton, 55.

 Happy Birthday: Less worry and stress will equate to a more productive year, so get a handle on your finances. Strive for stability and security. Both are attainable if you buckle down and call the shots. It’s time to take control and make things happen. It’s your turn to excel. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Get into a key position and hold your ground. You stand a much better chance getting what you want if you take control. Work alone so you don’t have to deal with people who are a liability. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Focus on friends, neighbors and relatives who may be in need of your help. Patience and tolerance may not come easy right now, but will be necessary if you want others to confide in you. What you find out will help you get ahead. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t believe everything you hear and follow your intuition in emotional matters or affairs of the heart. Someone is likely to try to entice you to do things that don’t suit your needs. Don’t feel obligated to follow someone else’s direction. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Avoid disappointment by doing things on your own. Someone is likely to pull out at the last minute, forcing you to make a fast decision. You mustn’t miss out on what you want to do. Take action and don’t look back. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may be feeling anxious but that’s exactly when you should push and strive to accomplish whatever you have left unfinished. Your attitude and determination will get people’s attention. Question whatever and whoever you don’t agree with but don’t push your beliefs on others. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Chasing an impossible dream will not measure up in the end, but focusing on the moment and what you can make happen will bring you great satisfaction and the ability to see how far you can go. Master your skills and you will continue to advance. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotions will get the better of you, causing costly personal and professional mistakes. Focus on how to make your money work harder for you. There is plenty to learn and the people you meet while doing so will influence your future. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Present and promote the things you have been working on, even if they aren’t complete. You will gain confidence from the remarks you get and the help that is offered. A proposal is heading your way. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Overindulgence and extravagance will work against you but, if you find a way to build your assets or add value to something you own or purchase, you will make gains. A little discipline will go a long way when dealing with projects and budgeting. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Use past experience to win whatever you face personally or professionally. You may want to contact someone you miss or feel can help you now. Being adaptable can be the key to accomplishment. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t do a repeat performance. Pick up the slack and do what will get you the furthest ahead. There is no room for error when it comes to your health, position or financial situation. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take pride in what you do. Taking time to enjoy the moment will help you capture a glimpse of what you want and who you want to be in your future. A partnership will play a role in your income.

 Birthday Baby: You are kind, generous and adaptable. You strive for perfection and are original and creative. You are sensitive and compassionate.