CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alex O’Loughlin, 41; Dave Chappelle, 44; Marlee Matlin, 52, Cal Ripken Jr., 57.

Happy Birthday: Unexpected changes will turn out better than anticipated. Keep a positive attitude and be willing to take part in challenges, and you will find a good way to use your intelligence and talent. Don’t let what others do discourage you. Set your sights on the end result you want to achieve and make your way to the finish line. Your numbers are 1, 12, 20, 29, 37, 41, 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll be tempted to make an impulsive decision regarding an important relationship or a personal physical change. Err on the side of caution and don’t commit to anything until you have taken ample time to consider the consequences. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Avoid unnecessary travel. If you want to get the facts straight, do your own research. An unusual encounter will spark your imagination and help find a solution to a situation concerning a friend or loved one. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Taking a risk or making a change based on emotions is discouraged. Handle matters that deal with children or parents with compassion and understanding. Don’t believe everything you hear. Get the facts and figure out the best way to move forward. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Tone down any desire to blow situations out of proportion. It’s important to gather all the facts before you take action. Avoid individuals who are a bad influence, and steer clear of overspending, being indulgent or taking on too much. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep an open mind, but close your wallet. Overspending or being too generous will lead to added stress. Don’t feel the need to brag or make promises that are not feasible. Focus inward and invest in yourself, not someone else. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Look for something that will stimulate your mind and stir up your emotions. Take part in events that will bring you in contact with potential partners. Share your ideas, but don’t give away personal secrets, passwords or financial information. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can charm your way in or out of anything. Using emotional tactics to manipulate a situation will ensure that you get your way with little resistance. Don’t give anyone who tries to bully you information or reason to persist. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Use your imagination and creative input to help someone out or to work toward finding a solution that will improve your community or a cause you care about. Pay attention to detail and you will surpass your expectations. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep money matters in check. You’ll be tempted to spend on things you don’t need. You cannot buy love or class. Focus on personal changes that will improve your reputation and help you gain greater respect. Truth and moderation are essential. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Excessive behavior will set you back. Whether it’s you or someone you hang out with, overdoing it will take its toll. Avoid situations that involve authority figures or making an impulsive decision. Sit tight until your timing improves. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stand up and be counted. Pour your heart and soul into what you believe in and want to pursue. Dedication and loyalty will be met with opportunity and positive change. Strive to reach your goals and you will make progress. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can’t control others, but you can make a difference in your life by doing things your way. Let your uniqueness show and don’t be afraid to be different. Embrace the people who admire and love you for who you are. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are intelligent, energetic and responsible. You are charismatic and helpful.

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