CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Matthew Fox, 44; Jackie Earle Haley, 49; Jane Lynch, 50; Polly Bergen, 80.

Happy Birthday: It is a good year to reassess your situation, financially, professionally and economically. You have to be smart about the future. Look at getting the most for the least and you will end up being a leader, instead of a follower. Recognize what you can do yourself and what you need help doing. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): An emotional matter that concerns one of your peers can upset matters at work and at home. Strive for perfection in all that you do to avoid criticism. Don’t limit your options because you don’t think you have enough experience. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Matters pertaining to children or social acquaintances will raise some doubt. Be direct. Work responsibilities may get to you but your ability to deal with matters efficiently will lead to a better position and greater income. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Expand your interests, turning something you enjoy doing into a profitable endeavor. Don’t make an impulsive decision about someone. This person is likely to have something to offer you that you will value in the future. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You need to be on your toes and ready to make changes if called for. Love is on the rise, so alterations at home that accommodate your personal needs should be put into play. Don’t let uncertainty confuse you. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You cannot let someone else redirect you for his or her own purposes. Take control of your financial situation as well as your prospects for the future. Emotional issues will be costly if you lend cash or possessions. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You can form an alliance with someone who shares your issues of concern. A personal matter can be taken care of with a little bit of a push on your part. Once you know what you want, don’t be afraid to ask. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be smart about the way you do things, especially if it will affect people you are close to. Taking matters into your own hands without getting the approval of others will have its repercussions. A partnership may be in jeopardy if you overreact or are indulgent. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You have something to offer that you’ve been sitting on because you don’t think it’s ready. You are losing valuable time while others pass you by. Get on with whatever you’ve been working toward and present and promote. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There is the chance you’ll meet with opposition, emotional deception, added burdens and anguish if you don’t pull your weight. Find a way to turn an investment into a valuable commodity. Consider real estate or projects that can make money from home. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You cannot lose as long as you don’t hesitate. You have plenty of passion, lots of interest and certainly the opportunity to bring people together and to turn something small into something large. Money is in the picture and a loving partnership is apparent. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You have more to offer than you realize. Let your experience speak for itself. You will be offered favors for your knowledge and will impress someone who interests you as a partner. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There is work to be done but with it comes satisfaction, recognition and advancement. You have what it takes to step into a leadership position. The time to make both professional and personal change is now.

Birthday Baby: You will not take a back seat to anyone or anything. You like to be in control, you set a high standard and you aren’t willing to accept second best.


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