CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Fred Savage, 34; Courtney Love, 46; Tom Hanks, 54; Chris Cooper, 59.

Happy Birthday: Don’t let your emotions get the better of you. Patience will be required. It’s your attitude that will count and determine the outcome of anything you undertake this year. There is plenty to be thankful for, so realize your good fortune. This is a year of progress as long as you don’t wallow in negativity and jealously.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Life experience will count. Don’t be surprised by what others do or say. Keeping a poker face will help you control the situation and buy you time to make some alterations of your own. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t let someone else’s plans or opinions make you feel uncertain about your own. You will do your best and get the furthest if you ignore what everyone else is doing and saying and focus on what you produce. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You can resolve problems by hashing out what’s doable and what isn’t with the people you are up against. Once you have made your offer, it will be easier to find common ground. Communication is the name of the game, so speak from the heart. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Approach domestic and professional jobs from a different angle and you will realize how you can get ahead. Present and promote what you have to offer and you will interest someone in your plans. Don’t take on someone else’s responsibilities. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You can persuade others to help you achieve your goals. Taking a practical, meaningful approach to everything you do will encourage others to do the same. A love relationship will be disappointing from a financial view. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t let your emotions lead to a mistake you’ll regret. Sharing your inner thoughts with someone who doesn’t have your best interests at heart will turn out badly. The less dependent you are, the better. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): There is a lesson to be learned about sharing your personal thoughts with just anybody. A colleague will use information you share against you. Professionalism will be what counts in the end. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t let love stand in the way of your progress. Get your work out of the way before you move on. You may feel like cutting corners but, if you listen to an older experienced comrade, you will realize there is no shortcut when it comes to being the best. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Follow your heart and don’t give in to someone’s emotional ultimatum. Don’t show anger or upset. Now is the time for strength. Stick to your opinion and prepare to walk away if that’s what’s required. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sharing your ideas will bring about controversy. Don’t limit what you want to do because of comments made by skeptics or ultra conservative individuals lacking vision. Debates will be informative. Don’t let love cost you. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You mustn’t get all worked up about something that needs to be hashed out maturely. Bring issues that concern you out into the open. Listen to what the voice of authority and experience has to say. Life is too short to waste living a lie. Speak up. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t be taken in by compliments. A partnership can only be valuable if you share the work and the recognition equally. Emotional deception is apparent. If you cannot come to an agreement, ask an outsider for perspective.

Birthday Baby: You are assertive, confident and responsible for your actions. You don’t wait for others or give in to pressure. You are opinionated, precise and unpredictable.

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