CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Donnie Wahlberg, 41; Don McKellar, 47; Sean Penn, 50; Robert De Niro, 67.

Happy Birthday: Focus on home, family and getting things accomplished. Sticking to a budget and cutting corners will help to ease your stress. Once you get into the routine of what you can and cannot do, you will find it easy to reach your goals and to maintain what you have already accomplished. Common sense coupled with practical application will be your saving grace. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): There is lots going on behind the scenes and, although you may not be aware of the opportunities heading your way, you will be soon. A problem with government, taxes or an institution will leave you feeling uncertain. Just ride out the storm. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may need to spend a little to make a little but don’t go overboard. Use discretion and stick to the financial guidelines you set. Talk matters over with colleagues. There is a lot to learn from working alongside someone with experience. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Social networking will pay off. Consider ways to make improvements that will capture attention, boost your ego and help whatever presentation you display. Love is highlighted but will also entail some sort of commitment. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Work from home if possible and you will avoid disruptions as well as an aggravating situation. Put together a plan that will help you be successful. Moderation will be the key to accomplishing what you set out to do. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your ability to draw interest in whatever you pursue will lead to your success. Communicating with people who have the potential to positively influence your future will mark the beginning of an interesting relationship. Love is apparent. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t let someone’s emotions challenge you or cost you financially. Not everyone will agree with you right now but eventually your decision will prove positive. An alteration at home will help you out financially. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t stifle your emotions when you need to clear the air about what’s bothering you. It’s impossible to move forward if you don’t know where you stand. Be creative in your approach but don’t skirt important issues. Promises made must be kept. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Expect things to change rapidly. Before you get settled, look for alternate ways to approach what needs to be done. The ability to make last- minute changes will separate you from any competition you face. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your ability to speak and react from the heart will get you the greatest mileage, not trying to impress by using false information. Stick to basics and, professionally and personally, people will join in and help you with whatever you pursue. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may want to keep your thoughts to yourself when it comes to love. Traveling should be kept to a minimum. Focus more on important financial matters or contractual deals that can alter your future. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Time, money and advancement should be highlighted. There is nothing you cannot do if you try. Being adaptable will add to your success. Don’t allow anyone to take advantage of your good nature or your desire to help a cause. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll be tempted to overreact and to be impulsive with regard to decisions that can make or break a partnership. Think before you do or say something you may regret. There is plenty of time to figure out what you should or can do. 

Birthday Baby: You look, you see, you question. You are open-minded, outgoing and determined to do what’s right. You face life with enthusiasm.


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