CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Asa Butterfield, 18; Hillary Scott, 29; Susan Boyle, 54; Debbie Reynolds, 83.

Happy Birthday: Keep your emotions tempered and your creativity focused, and you can use your skills to the best of your ability. An unusual source of income will help you stay on top of any unexpected expenses. Don’t let emotional manipulation lead you in a nonproductive direction. The path that offers you the greatest freedom will bring the highest rewards.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A different approach to a hobby or endeavor you are undertaking will help you advance. Use your talents to directly increase your earning potential. A serious approach and good negotiating skills will bring good results.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Make a positive change. Participating in activities that will bring about greater opportunities should be on your agenda. You will learn a lot from the people you encounter. Take control of your life and follow your heart.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have to cover your back. You have good ideas and connections, but someone will lead you astray if threatened by your popularity. Emotional manipulation is apparent and must be kept at bay if you want to make steady progress.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Something unexpected will catch you off guard. Don’t bend under pressure. Be confident and execute what you can do to the best of your ability. Personal self-improvements will lead to compliments and enhance your love life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A change will do you good. Attending a conference or trade show or taking that long overdue vacation will infuse you with new ideas and energy that can help you make new acquaintances and positive steps in a new direction.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put more time and effort into your talents and appearance, and you will be happy with the results you get. Don’t let anyone take up your time with unreasonable demands that will deter you from investing in the things you want.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make suggestions and offer solutions to the people you are dealing with, and you will gain respect and help control the outcome of a situation that concerns you. Negotiate and secure a financial, legal or contractual deal.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take a back seat and observe what others do. Indulgence, overspending or taking on too much responsibility will be detrimental to achieving your personal goals. Put your needs first and follow your intuition. Love is on the rise.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t let emotional matters stand between you and your goals. Make positive changes at home, and you will stabilize your financial position. Refuse to get involved in a fast-cash scheme when protecting what you already have will bring the highest returns.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Property investments, contracts and taking care of personal business will put you in a good position. Don’t worry about what others think or say. Ignore opposition and follow through with your plans. Take the route that benefits you. Romance is encouraged.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Revisit what has worked well for you in the past, and consider ways to update and put similar goals in place. A chance to advance is within reach if you make a couple of positive changes.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Re-evaluate your current position and consider whether someone who has ulterior motives is manipulating you. Protect your ideas, your possessions and your financial security. Love is in the stars, but you shouldn’t feel that you have to pay for it.

Birthday Baby: You are a doer, quick to react and demonstrative in your actions.

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