CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ben Foster, 30; Gabrielle Union, 38; Winona Ryder, 39; Richard Dreyfuss, 63.

Happy Birthday: Take the initiative. Make the first move. You have everything within reach if you put forth the effort. It’s all about change and altering the things in your life you aren’t happy with. Self-improvements made now will lead to all sorts of opportunities. There is always room for positive alterations. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t take what others say to heart. Constructive criticism may not be easy to swallow but it will help you make improvements. Don’t let someone put unreasonable demands on you. You have more to offer than you realize. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A family affair will help you make a decision regarding where you live and the lifestyle you’ve been accustomed to. A change will help you manage your money better. Love and romance should be the focus of your day. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There is work to do and the person who does the best job with the least amount of fuss will get the big prize. Be specific as well as creative and you will get the deal you’ve been hoping for. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take the plunge and follow your dreams, hopes and wishes. If you push your ideas and present what you have to offer with a little flair, you will attract the kind of attention required to reach your goals. Love is in the stars. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t give in to emotional blackmail. If someone you love or to whom you are close tries to get something from you for nothing, put a stop to it. Take any opportunity to travel or socialize. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen and observe. Preparation will be the prerequisite to winning. A change in the way you do things will surprise others and give you the edge. Love is in your corner. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Concentrate on work and getting ahead, not on your personal life or problems you face at home. Securing your position will help you feel more at ease about the developments you are facing in your personal life. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a trip or plan something special that entails love and romance. You can take up a new hobby or practice a craft you enjoy. Now is the time for pleasure and enjoyment so get out with friends, your lover or new people. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The future may be dependent on how others perceive you and what you do. Give your all and don’t be afraid to ask for advice along the way. Your desire to please may even counteract some of the negativity going on in your life. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t stop believing in yourself and what you can do. Ask the one you love or the people with whom you spend most of your time to help you complete a project you are excited about. The contributions will lead to your success. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Not everything you are told will be factual. Get a second opinion from someone with experience. You can learn personally and professionally from your past. Don’t make the same mistake twice. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Relax and enjoy the things you like to do most. People, places and pastimes will all come into play. An agreement or settlement can be resolved, enabling you to make decisions regarding your future. 

Birthday Baby: You are a good speaker, an avid crusader and a strong contender. You welcome new ideas. You work as a team player but have what it takes to be a leader.