CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Neil Patrick Harris, 44; Ice Cube, 48; Courteney Cox, 53; Helen Hunt, 54.

Happy Birthday: Good fortune will be yours if you play by the rules and give your all. Don’t back down or give in to anyone who tries to coax you into doing something that you don’t agree with. Formulate your plan, make suggestions and live up to your promises. Protect your status, your position and your reputation. Your numbers are 9, 16, 24, 28, 31, 35, 43.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotional matters are best dealt with swiftly. Don’t let situations fester or create a problem between you and someone you deal with daily. Having a plan and offering suggestions will help you resolve issues and turn a negative situation into a positive. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t take on more than you can handle trying to impress someone. It’s best to accept only the challenges you believe you can complete within the allotted time frame. Quality will outshine quantity. 2 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put greater emphasis on networking, maintaining structure and discipline in your life and avoiding overspending. Don’t make promises you don’t want to honor. Be true to yourself as well as to those you deal with and you will excel. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your past experiences coupled with your astute intuition will help you make wise choices. Don’t let anyone interfere or take over. You stand a better chance if you are a leader instead of a follower. Represent your best interests. 5 stars


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Avoid joint ventures. Poor information along with being used by someone who is taking advantage of your generosity will be apparent. Take your time and don’t feel the need to commit to anything until you have an ironclad contract. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll learn a lot if you are willing to experiment and try new things, but before you jump in with both feet, ask questions and get the facts. Someone may not be the best influence on you. Choose your comrades carefully. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Listen carefully. Someone will use emotional tactics to manipulate a situation. Dealing with children, a friend, peer or lover will require an astute mind and an ability to say ”no” if necessary. Distance yourself from bad habits or influences. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Contribute more to ensure that you get the most in return. Sharing information and responsibilities will help bring you closer to someone who counts in your life. Romance will enhance your personal life. 5 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotional manipulation is apparent. Don’t trust what others say they will do. You can think big, but when it comes to putting your plans into motion, take baby steps that will not lead to debt or costly mistakes. 2 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your creative imagination will encourage you to spend more time developing something you enjoy. Share your plans with someone you love and it will lead to a celebration that will encourage you to work harder and do better. 4 stars


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone will not have your best interests at heart. Question anyone who tries to pressure you with a deal that lacks substance and facts to back up the premise. Do your own thing. Avoid bad habits and influences. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep your secrets or personal information locked up. If you share with someone who is being overly friendly, an ulterior motive is likely behind all the interest being offered. Opt to work on domestic, romantic and physical appearance improvements. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are entertaining, open-minded and unique. You are benevolent and courteous.

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