CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kiefer Sutherland, 48; Ray Romano, 57; Samuel L. Jackson, 66; Jane Fonda, 77.

Happy Birthday: Take care of emotional, medical and financial matters responsibly. How you go about reaching your goals will make a difference. Do the work and take the credit. Don’t leave anything to chance or rely on others. Take care of business and control the outcome. You’ll fall short of your goals if you allow meddling or laziness to interfere.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t sit around waiting for others to do things first. Jump-start whatever it is you want to get done. By taking the initiative, you will avoid complaints. Don’t let someone’s jealousy stand in your way. Be aggressive and productive.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Use your intuition to guide you when asked to help others. If you are too accommodating, you will end up feeling used. Discuss what’s fair and do your part. Too much of anything will set you back, so avoid overindulgence and overreacting.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Stick to your plans and get your house in order. Taking care of decorating or adding comfort and convenience to your space will improve your outlook and prepare you for the upcoming festivities.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Keep an open mind and you will avoid getting bent out of shape over the last-minute changes that others make. Put your heart into planning something romantic, and you will encourage a positive and happy end to the year.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Good fortune is heading your way. A change in attitude will bring about an interesting and passionate encounter that will lead to a brighter future. Open your heart to someone you think is special, and the rewards will be spectacular.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Step into the spotlight at events, festivities or at home with friends or family. Your thoughtful and caring way of helping the people around you will not go unnoticed. Set the stage for a better future by making positive choices now.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Follow your emotions and offer what you can to those who deserve it. Don’t let mishaps at home lead to discord. Tension is high, and giving the benefit of the doubt along with an understanding and patient attitude will be necessary.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Share your thoughts and let everyone know what your intentions are. Don’t be afraid to take a different approach to the way you live. It’s your life, and you have to follow your heart and focus on what makes you happy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotions will be close to the surface. Get the permission you require to move forward without interference. Keeping an open mind will make it easier for you to adapt and make the necessary adjustments to reach your destination.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t share a surprise with anyone if you want to execute your plans flawlessly. Take care of any changes you need to make to your financial dealings or personal portfolio before the year comes to a close.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll get fired up easily and are best to put your energy into something worthwhile. Sign up to help those less fortunate, or make changes that will improve and reshape your future professionally, economically or personally.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let emotions flare up, causing you to fret about your status, reputation or future advancement. Concentrate on the skills you’ll require in order to advance in the new year. Research will put your mind at ease.

Birthday Baby: You are competitive, engaging and persistent. You are open-minded and impulsive.

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