CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Blake Lively, 23; Billy Ray Cyrus, 49; Ally Walker, 49; Tim Burton, 52.

Happy Birthday: There is plenty you can do to change your current situation. Drum up ways to handle your duties more efficiently, leaving more time to concentrate on what you want to do. Change is in the air, but you have to be the one to initiate what needs to be done. Forward thinking will lead to progress.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Nothing will change if you aren’t the one to take action. Holding back and waiting will only add to your frustration. Let your intuition be your guide and your ambition your motivation. Love is on the rise.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Consider what needs to be done before you pursue something that might be futile. Don’t waste time on nonsense or someone who will take advantage of you. Make a personal change if you feel passionate about it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Careful what you say. You are likely to be taken literally, resulting in damage to a friendship or ruining an opportunity. Be concise about your plans; any form of embellishment will be viewed critically.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do whatever it takes to appease the people you love. You may have to make a few changes at home. In the end, the only route to take is the one most practical and with the highest return. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make serious plans with someone who has the potential to help you change your life. What you are searching for is within reach if you are willing to take on a couple of additional responsibilities. A trip may be limiting but also very informative.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A partnership can make a great deal of sense if you consider how it will help you long term. A change in your financial situation will be due to a sudden windfall or an unexpected settlement, rebate or contract. Take advantage of opportunities. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotions will be difficult to deal with. Peers, colleagues and private matters will cause you to question your security and your future. Don’t complain; do the best job possible. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Speak from the heart and you will find common ground when discussing home, family and financial matters. Change is required but first everyone involved has to be in agreement. A secret matter needs more consideration. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Someone may use underhanded tactics to get you to do something. Make it clear what you are prepared to do before you commit to a plan. You will do well working by yourself. Do not mix business with pleasure or you will find it difficult to say no when you know you should. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your head will lead you down one path and your heart another. Refrain from making a choice if you feel the least bit confused. Don’t let someone from your past mess with your mind. Only believe the facts you can verify. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can get ahead if you make a couple of personal changes mentally, physically or financially. Love and romance look favorable and can help to raise your status and reputation. Consider a move that will lower your overhead and enhance a relationship. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll be emotionally tied to whatever and whoever you deal with, especially if it is a partnership. Look beyond the obvious. Don’t let anyone push a decision on you before you feel ready to make a change. 

Birthday Baby: You are smart, efficient and critical. You aren’t afraid to speak your mind. You are intuitive and are a charmer.


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