CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Joseph Fiennes, 40; Todd Bridges, 45; Adam Carolla, 46; Louis Gossett Jr., 74.

Happy Birthday: Don’t give in if something doesn’t suit you. Standing up for what you want and know is right will give you greater self-esteem and confidence. Don’t underestimate what you have to offer. Have your bottom line ready but shoot for the stars — you’ll be surprised how much further ahead you will get. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A financial deal may look lucrative but it will have some emotional ties you will have to overcome. Follow through with your original plans. Property investments will make you feel better about your future. Love is in the stars. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stick to what you know and take the initiative to get things done. You will not only feel great satisfaction but will impress the people you care about most. Consider making some unusual changes that will make your life simpler. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Avoid gossiping or you will be blamed for interfering and disrupting plans. The busier you are, the better. It’s important to acknowledge what others do and say but remaining neutral will be crucial. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may find yourself glorifying days gone by and reminiscing about a long lost lover. Don’t live in the past. Instead, change what’s not working in your life. You will feel better about who you are and where you are heading. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are dynamic, charismatic and capable of doing whatever you put your mind to. You will attract attention for your highly competitive nature and willingness to take on a position of leadership. However, with this will come adversity and opposition. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Avoid getting into a scuffle at home over chores or what or who has been neglected. Take part in activities or groups that appreciate what you have to offer. Travel and learning will bring you in contact with people who share your interests and beliefs. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get together with neighbors and friends instead of trying to sort through emotional matters. Problems with a love relationship will develop if you are too forthcoming about what you want. Pursue an idea you’ve been contemplating that will help you get ahead professionally. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Refuse to take a back seat to someone who may be trying to phase you out. You are dedicated and creative and will be ready to take on whatever comes your way. A partnership opportunity should be considered. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put more effort into your living space before someone complains. You can resolve issues but will have to give something up. Before you go that route, question whether or not it is worth your while to make such compensations. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Start talking about what you want to do with the people who matter most to you. Having the approval of family and friends will only add to the results you get. You will receive more help and support if you are straightforward regarding both risks and solutions. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Trials and tribulations with friends and family will surface if you are obstinate. Emotional issues will be more intense and difficult to reverse if you aren’t willing to meet people halfway. Correct any misunderstandings. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Socialize with people who have the same mind set as you. Good things are heading your way and you will excel if you stand up and ask for what’s rightfully yours. It may be time to make adjustments to your inner circle of friends. 

Birthday Baby: You are enthusiastic, playful and popular. You are caring, devoted, sympathetic and compassionate.