CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Kobe Bryant, 37; Julian Casablancas, 37; Scott Caan, 39; Shelley Long, 66.

Happy Birthday: Take action and set in motion the plans you want to see happen at home and at work. It’s a take-charge year filled with excitement and change. Do your best to pick up information along the way and utilize what you learn in order to get ahead and make new friends and allies. Romance is highlighted.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll pick up valuable information if you participate in a challenging project or activity. Devote some time to enhancing your appeal and talking with someone you love. Positive changes can be made if you go about your pursuits with passion.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stay busy and avoid trouble. What you are asking for is probably unreasonable. Rethink your strategy and find common ground rather than let stubbornness or anger take over. You will find a workable solution if you are diplomatic.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A mellow attitude and approach to whatever you decide to do today will help you avoid an unnecessary faceoff with someone who may be trying to make you look bad. Opt to be with people who share your opinions.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Find a remedy for any problematic situation that crops up at home or with a partner. Don’t feel you have to make an abrupt move or because of someone else’s demands. Communicate thoughtfully and you will resolve matters swiftly.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take part in events, activities or short trips that promise to lead to adventure. Your high energy and positive attitude will bring interesting opportunities with people you can relate to and learn from.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Emotional problems will develop at home or with someone you have to deal with. Don’t believe everything you are told. Ask questions and refuse to bend to emotional manipulation. Misinformation is apparent that could affect an important decision you need to make.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take time to discover all of your options before making a decision that could influence the way you live. Don’t feel responsible for anyone who is trying to make you feel guilty in order to do something you don’t want to do.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Step things up a notch. Reaching a goal you’ve been working toward will put you in the spotlight. It’s best to be humble and gracious if you want to deter someone from trying to ruin your day.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Use caution while traveling or discussing important matters. You will be misinterpreted or may end up making unrealistic promises. Put more emphasis on personal pleasures, having fun and making positive changes. Show compassion when dealing with someone you care for.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ve got more insight into the trends and changes going on around you than you realize. Don’t give in to what someone else wants when you can find a better, more efficient and profitable path to follow. Remember, charity begins at home.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Approach someone who can offer you something fair for your skills, talents or services. Partnering with someone else will help you reach your goals faster, bringing in greater profits. A physical change will give you greater confidence. Love is highlighted.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let your emotions interfere with a decision you need to make. You will not see things clearly and are apt to regret something you say to someone you love. Honesty and diplomacy will help.

Birthday Baby: You are adaptable, unusual and perceptive. You are entrepreneurial and disciplined.

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