CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hayden Christensen, 34; Kate Hudson, 36; James Franco, 37; Ashley Judd, 47.

Happy Birthday: You’ll be torn between the changes you want to make and what your budget will allow. You’ll need to be cautious and look for hidden expenses before you agree to any proposal you are offered. Stick to facts and refrain from letting your emotions sway you. Don’t let a past personal connection turn into a costly affair.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t feel guilty for taking a little “me” time. You deserve a chance to pamper yourself or to be treated to something that makes you happy. A shopping spree will lift your spirits and lead to a great bargain. Love is highlighted.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take in as much information as you can. What you discover will help you find unusual ways to use your skills. It’s in your best interest not to overreact or let stubbornness cause you to miss an opportunity.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do your research before getting involved in a joint venture or risky investment. Try to be frugal when it comes to money matters. Expect a visitor or a change in the dynamics of your home environment. Love will be unpredictable, but exciting.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do your best to help others and you will avoid criticism. Your empathetic nature will win favors from those who recognize your talent and expertise. Something that starts out as an act of kindness will turn in to a profitable enterprise.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Letting your emotions swell up regarding your professional objectives will also cause problems in your personal life. Look for positive changes you can make that will broaden your outlook and help you overcome any setbacks.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Travel plans or getting involved in a cultural event in your community will give you a better understanding of the way others live and do things. Implement the ideas that you feel will improve your life. Protect your reputation.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Accept the inevitable. Put your energy into home, financial and health improvements that will encourage a better future. Make a commitment and follow through with regard to self-improvement and important relationships. Travel and romance are highlighted.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t overdo it. You are better off doing one thing superbly instead of trying to do too much. Put less pressure on yourself and focus more on working as a team player with someone you feel close to. Explore the unfamiliar or unusual.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Look at your options. You can make headway if you bring about positive alterations to the way you live. A financial opportunity is apparent and will have an impact on your current lifestyle choices. Love is on the rise.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take charge. Be ready to stop anyone who is offering negativity or criticism. You can make positive changes at home that will suit your needs and make you feel comfortable about moving forward with your dreams. Romance is highlighted.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Watch what you say. You’ll face opposition and interference if you aren’t willing to meet someone halfway. Put effort into fixing up your home or doing something special for someone you love. Positive and loving gestures will bring good returns.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Update your resume and search for a position that interests you. Finding out what your options are will help give you peace of mind. Don’t limit what you can do because someone is giving you a hard time.

Birthday Baby: You are creative and persistent. You are confident and aggressive.

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