CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Tricia Helfer, 37; Jennifer Esposito, 38; Meshach Taylor, 64; Joel Grey, 79.

Happy Birthday: You are heading into a year that will bring you greater personal and professional stability and security. Question your motives so you are sure that you are doing what you want to do for the right reasons. Uncertainty will be your enemy and making things happen, your salvation.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t take anything for granted, especially if it has to do with home, family or finances. Good judgment will be necessary when dealing with authority figures, institutions or government agencies. Love and romance are on the rise.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Tidying up or taking care of unfinished chores will ease your stress. Worrying about your professional future is a waste of time. Prepare to make a move but feel confident that it’s you who will have the choice.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): As long as you don’t allow anyone to take advantage of your skills and intellectual input, you will come out on top. You be the one to present your ideas and deal with the people with whom you are working. A friendship may be on the line.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Emotions will be difficult to control. Don’t let a grudge stop you from getting ahead. Focus on forward motion and your own success and you will gain the respect and confidence of those who can help you get ahead.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Approach any negative you face and turn it into a positive. Take pride in what you do and what you offer others. A change in location or scenery will do you good. Keep things in perspective and you will get whatever you want in the end.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Choose your friends and your hobbies carefully. Overspending or letting someone cost you money will cause disappointment and a lack of enthusiasm. Care should be taken where love and romance are concerned.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t leave anything to chance. Good timing is essential if you are going to get everything done to specification. A partner is likely to miscalculate a key element. Keep a sharp eye on what everyone around you is doing.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Connect with old friends or get involved in an event or activity you find challenging and invigorating. It will open up conversations with someone who can contribute to your life, personally or professionally. Romance is in the stars.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Truth will take top priority. You cannot evade important issues that need to be addressed. Don’t worry about the consequences when the only way things can work in your favor is if you take ownership of the current situation. Change is upon you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll have to watch your step, both verbally and physically. Saying the wrong thing, not abiding by rules or taking an unnecessary risk will not bode well. Stick to what you know and don’t leave any room for error.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Work — or the lack thereof — will lead to emotional tension. Rely on what you have done in the past. A service or skill you have should be updated to better suit the current economy.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Decide which relationship is good for you and which isn’t. Surround yourself with the people who have something to offer you in return. Love is in the stars and a commitment made will help to stabilize your life.

Birthday Baby: You are emotional, sensitive and a do- gooder. You are empathetic and understanding.

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