CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Megan Follows, 46; Billy Crystal, 66; Quincy Jones, 81; Michael Caine, 81.

Happy Birthday: Persuasion, ingenuity and a little brute force will help you get your way this year, as long as your plan or goal doesn’t have flaws. Calculate each move with precision and rely on formulas you have used successfully in the past to wheel, deal and make your presence felt. There is no time to waste or to gamble.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Reach back into your friendship bag and pull out someone from your past who you miss or feel you have more in common with now. Times are changing, and so are you. Express your thoughts and form alliances. Attend a reunion.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get your facts straight before you share your thoughts and concerns. A unique offering will help you bridge a gap that has been forming between you and someone you want on your team. Don’t let personal matters interfere with business.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t skip a beat. Say what’s on your mind. Advancement is likely if you reach out to someone influential you have worked with in the past. Don’t let an emotional situation cloud your vision or stand between you and your professional goals.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be cognizant of the changes others make, but don’t feel it’s necessary for you to follow suit. Someone you think has an interest in you may have ulterior motives. Don’t reveal anything that might jeopardize your reputation. You’ll be drawn to unusual lifestyles.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Use finesse when you express your thoughts, ideas and intentions. Stand out and make your point clear. Your bravado will lead to options you hadn’t considered in the past. Greater earning potential will be yours if you offer a unique service.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Emotional disillusionment is likely to leave you confused. Don’t take anyone or anything for granted and don’t let anyone take advantage of you or what you have to offer. Focus on socializing or fun activities with good friends or youngsters.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Listen, but don’t feel the need to be a follower. You are much better off drawing your own conclusions and doing things that make you feel good about the way you look and who you are. Romance should be on your agenda.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your plans a secret and you’ll avoid interference. Get out and interact with people who share your thoughts and interests. A networking function or trade show will help you decipher your next move. Don’t give in to emotional blackmail.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Stay on top of what’s going on around you. Don’t believe everything you hear. Focus on your personal goals and being the best you can be. Improvements you make at home will help raise your standard of living. Put comfort first.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Rethink the way you live and your personal goals. Incorporate your own unique style into what and how you do things and you will attract attention. A personal connection will need nurturing if you want to keep it alive.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep the momentum flowing. Wheel and deal and put extra effort into your personal budgeting and investments. Set up a good health routine that will improve the way you look and feel. Love is on the rise.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Focus on ways to help others and you will receive plenty in return. The people you associate with will help you develop and express an idea you want to put into play. Invest in your future by investing in yourself.

Birthday Baby: You are dynamic, possessive and aggressive. You are persuasive and unpredictable.

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