CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jessica Biel, 35; Julie Bowen, 47; Tone Loc, 51; Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 55.

Happy Birthday: Set high standards and unusual goals. Strive to please yourself, not those who may be trying to manipulate your life. Follow your heart where educational pursuits and friendships are concerned. Opportunity will come your way if you remain true to yourself and focus on what you love and do best. Get moving in a direction that promises to expand your interests. Your numbers are 3, 11, 17, 20, 28, 37, 48.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Refuse to let anyone bully you into something you don’t want to do. Be nice, but make it clear you have better things to do. Make the choice to do something constructive with someone you enjoy being around. Romance is encouraged. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get involved in activities or events that mean something to you. Taking part and expressing your thoughts will be met with both positive and negative responses. Aim high and don’t be afraid to stick your neck out for others. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone will dangle temptations in front of you. Whether it’s a financial scam or emotional ploy, you are best to take a pass and do your own thing. Change begins within and making it happen will require effort. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Step away from anyone who shows unpredictable characteristics. You can do just fine on your own and will prosper if you are precise and follow through. A change in your beliefs or lifestyle will bring you inner strength. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Look over personal papers and take care of any medical concerns that crop up. Rely on past experiences to make good decisions and you’ll avoid confusion and uncertainty. Don’t let excessive behavior lead to regret or financial loss. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Getting involved in something that you find emotionally or mentally stimulating will open up your mind to new beginnings and awesome personal changes that will help you stabilize your life. Savor the moment. 5 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t argue. Look for an unobtrusive way to implement the changes you want to see happen. Courtesy and understanding will take you far and also help you determine what’s possible and what isn’t. Don’t waste time on no-win situations. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An older relative or friend will need your help. Make adjustments to your lifestyle if necessary. A complication will make you question your sense of purpose. Look inward and you’ll find the strength, courage and answers you are searching for. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Watch someone in the background making quiet but progressive moves that could disrupt your position or your reputation. Engage in physical challenges that require endurance and courage. Your efforts will pay off. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Get together with old friends or attend a reunion that gives you the opportunity to follow through on situations you left unfinished. You’ll learn from past mistakes and benefit from doing things right this time around. 5 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Research will help you avoid making a mistake. Don’t rely on anyone but yourself when it comes to investments, medical or legal matters. Put your strategy in place and execute your plans on your own behalf. Don’t give in to emotional manipulation. 2 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your contribution to a cause that concerns you will give your reputation a boost. You’ll attract plenty of new associates. Take time to figure out who is worth your while and who isn’t. Surround yourself with doers, not users. 4 stars

Birthday Baby: You are genuine, loyal and steadfast. You are observant and distinctive.

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