CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Gabourey Sidibe, 34; George Clooney, 56; Tom Bergeron, 62; Willie Mays, 86.

Happy Birthday: Refuse to let things get you down this year. Look at the bright side of life and you’ll find a way to turn any negative into a positive. How you handle the challenges that others present will determine your success. Deal with any competitors as quickly as possible, and don’t let someone else take over when you want to lead. Your numbers are 2, 13, 19, 22, 35, 40, 44.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use your intelligence to outsmart anyone who tries to take advantage of you emotionally. There is nothing you can’t handle if you put your mind to work for you. A physical activity should be incorporated into your plans. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Feelings and concerns are best shared if you want to resolve issues. Offering alternatives will put you in a good position to negotiate what you want to see unfold. Say ”no” to temptation and ”yes” to reasonable options. 5 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look over personal papers and contracts and consider what you can do to improve your position personally or professionally. Take a hands-on approach to the way things unfold and you will stay in control of your current situation. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stay calm when dealing with domestic situations. Do your best to understand how others feel before you criticize or pressure someone to do things your way. Compromise and thoughtfulness will encourage togetherness. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may have to rethink the way you handle a situation concerning an older or younger person in your life. Weed through the emotional pros and cons before making a decision that will affect someone you love. Talks will lead to solutions. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take better care of your health and physical well-being. Don’t mix emotions with risky ventures. Take precautions if you get together with someone from your past. You will be misled by the signals someone sends you. Protect your heart. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take time out to have some fun or to relax and do things that are conducive to your emotional well-being. Personal changes will occur if you share your feelings with someone you love. A makeover will add to your marketability. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be careful how you handle people you don’t see often or those you connect with at a reunion. Spending time or money on something superficial will result in regret. Being alert will prevent you from making a mistake. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Host an event at your place or take on a mental challenge that will encourage you to find a new way to excel. Address personal relationships. Romance is featured along with making changes that will improve your living arrangements. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Home improvements, real estate and residential moves and alterations are all favored. You can expect to face some concern from a friend, relative or neighbor regarding your plans. Offer straight answers to avoid being misinterpreted. Insincerity and ulterior motives are apparent. 5 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Organize, prepare and do your best to get things done. What you accomplish at home or the improvements you make physically will add to your comfort as well as your confidence. Offer help, but don’t give in to emotional manipulation. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Problems with older relatives or friends will be a cause for concern. Don’t try to do everything on your own. A call for help will bring you closer to someone you’ve known for a long time. Sharing responsibilities will ease your stress. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are proactive, spontaneous and unique. You are inquisitive and investigative.

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