CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Deborah Cox, 42; Cheech Marin, 70; Harrison Ford, 74; Patrick Stewart, 76.

Happy Birthday: Put more time and energy into your surroundings. Making home improvements and nurturing your relationships with the people you deal with each day will result in less stress and more progress toward the happiness and control you desire. Tweak your lifestyle to fit your current mindset and you’ll find it easier to reach your goals. Your numbers are 1, 11, 14, 24, 27, 35, 44.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Contracts, negotiations and setting up a budget for your next personal expense will work in your favor and give you the incentive to take care of business and get on with your life. Planning ahead will ease your stress. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Look for an unusual way to solve a problem. An open mind and an honest response will ensure that no one takes advantage of you. A short trip to visit a friend or attend a reunion is favored. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t let what others do or say bother you. Back away from anyone who tries to take advantage of your helpful nature. Bring about change if you feel it will add to your stability in the future. Self-improvement projects will pay off. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You excel when faced with competition. Stay focused on doing things differently and you will stand out. Self-expression coupled with a passionate approach to your projects will help you gain respect and the chance to move into a better position. 5 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Problems will escalate if you become emotional. Rethink your next move, especially if it may hurt your reputation. A money matter will be based on false information. Bide your time before you lay your cash on the table. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Interesting information or offers will come your way via mail, phone or someone whom you encounter throughout your day. Engage in a descriptive analysis of what you have to offer, and you will increase your chances of advancing. 4 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep your ideas to yourself to avoid anyone stealing them. Trust your instincts and follow through with your plans in secret. Your discipline and diligence will pay off in the end. Don’t let what others do disrupt your plans. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take care of your responsibilities before turning to someone else’s dilemmas. Strive for perfection and express your desires and you will find a way to bring about the lifestyle changes that will make you happy. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Fight for your rights, but not at the expense of losing everything. It’s up to you to gauge how much you share and what you keep a secret. Bring about change without giving anyone a chance to stand in your way. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll find the best way to take advantage of a good deal. A partnership will prove to be valuable, and sharing the work and rewards will be more satisfying than you might have anticipated. 4 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t take unnecessary risks. Stick to your game plan and don’t stop until you reach your destination. Someone is likely to use emotional manipulation to influence you. Don’t give in to pressure or bribery. 2 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put your money to work for you and positive results will come your way. Investing in your home, a partnership or a cause you believe in will be satisfying. Being able to act fast will help you beat the competition. 5 stars

Birthday Baby: You are intuitive, questioning and playful. You are sensitive and unpredictable.

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