CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Marcia Cross, 52; Sarah Jessica Parker, 49; Elton John, 67; Aretha Franklin, 72.

Happy Birthday: Strategy will be required if you plan to get ahead this year. Preparation and organization must override any lack of confidence you feel. Keep life simple and your plans reasonable. Protect your health, wealth and emotional well-being. Haste will make waste and lead to mistakes and poor choices. Use your brain, not your brawn.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Do your own thing and extend others the same courtesy. Make choices that best suit your needs, but be mindful of what is going on around you. A situation that can influence your living arrangements should be handled with care.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Avoid stress, which could lead to unwanted consequences. Partnerships may leave you feeling vulnerable or used. Focus on your needs and reach out to those who share your interests and concerns. Follow your gut and put learning and experience first.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Participating in fundraising events or organizational functions will bring you in contact with someone who shows interest in your ideas and plans. Weigh the pros and cons of an opportunity that is presented. Adaptability and equality should help you make a final decision.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be caught between two possibilities that lead in different directions. Follow your intuition and you will gain greater stability and happiness once you pass the initial stage of change that makes you uncomfortable. Don’t procrastinate. Size up and start moving.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be a leader. Make changes that will secure your advancement. Focus on important partnerships and do your best to improve your love life by adding a little romance to the mix. The more versatile you are, the better you will do.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Honesty will keep you out of trouble. Share your feelings, but protect your heart, your assets and your reputation. A function you attend will promote new friendships. You can enjoy social activities without being subject to overspending.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll get the backing you need if you are upfront regarding your motives. A personal relationship will get a boost if you make a couple of changes that are sure to please. Home improvements will make your life easier. Focus on romance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Question what everyone else is doing, but follow your dreams. A creative plan will help you out both at home and when dealing with friends, relatives and your peers. Protect your health and emotional wellness.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t forget to pay people back. The offers you get may be generous, but know that you will have to earn whatever’s being proposed. A relationship with someone unusual will be questioned. Be ready to present your reasoning and your intentions.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Ultimatums and demands will stand between you and what you want. Whether it’s you or someone else calling the shots, it isn’t likely that you will come to a workable agreement. Look for something unusual you can offer as incentive.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can flirt with the past, but don’t make promises. Getting together with an old friend will cost you emotionally. Don’t bend to someone trying to take advantage of you or what you have. Choose the people you associate with wisely.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Ask questions and find out what’s expected of you before you become too enthusiastic about an overrated idea. Invest in yourself and your ideas, not what someone else has to offer. Trust in your talent, skills and experience.

Birthday Baby: You are energetic and imaginative. You are innovative and strive to excel.

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