CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Shakira, 34; Christie Brinkley, 57; Brent Spiner, 62; Graham Nash, 69.

Happy Birthday: You’ve got a lot to think about this year. If you don’t accomplish the bulk of what needs doing during the first half of the year, you may find it difficult to do so after that. Have everything in its place so you can sit back and coast for the remainder of the year. This year will be very divided for you and precautions must be taken in order to stay on top.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A physical challenge will raise your self-esteem and get you moving in a good direction. Dealing with children and older relatives will be a great learning experience. You can think big but don’t overdo.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do for yourself if you want something done right. Trust in your own talent and ability and you will find that you actually do quite well on your own. Insecurity will stand between you and the success you deserve.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t leave anything to chance. Location will be a life choice, so don’t overlook the things that are important to you before making a move or changing your current situation. Your timing is good and should lead to productivity.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Position yourself so that you aren’t left in an awkward situation. Your plan must be clearly laid out so there is no mistaking what you want to see happen. Trying to buy affection or loyalty will not pay off.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You will be able to persuade others to do things that will help you get ahead. Recognition will come from leadership. Others will count on you to make things happen and to lead them into victory. Keep your emotions hidden.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Invest in your own talent, skills and ability. You have plenty to offer and can make a difference to any project you get involved in. Taking a strong approach will show your dedication and leadership ability.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Network, get involved in events, social gatherings and activities and you will meet people who support your efforts. A partnership can offer knowledge and experience. You have a lot to offer and will attract a worthy contributor.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Follow your heart and you will not go wrong. An unexpected option will help turn something you’re working on into a lucrative endeavor. You’ll get interest in what you are doing but ulterior motives are apparent.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There will be no rhyme nor reason to the way things turn out today. Some will approve of what you do and say and others will not. What’s important, however, is that you not be influenced by others.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Taking on a burden that doesn’t belong to you will make it difficult to finish your own projects. You have a tendency not see things too clearly, especially with money matters. Keep your personal and business lives separate.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your overly energetic attitude will help you get things going. Participating in what everyone else is doing will help you find a niche of your own. Offer your services, opinions and solutions and progress will be made.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There will be plenty of red tape to deal with but you will find ways to address every problem that comes up. Determination is the key to putting things behind you. Don’t let someone’s change of heart or plans disrupt your day.

Birthday Baby: You are adventurous and creative and are open-minded and free-spirited. You look at the bright side. You are impulsive and outgoing.

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