CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Anthony Mackie, 39; Jason Alexander, 58; Bruce Springsteen, 68; Mary Kay Place, 70.

Happy Birthday: Secrets are best kept that way. Choose to be practical and you will avoid getting involved with the wrong group of people. An opportunity will turn sour if it limits your ability to take advantage of the things that bring you the most joy. Weigh your options carefully before you make an irreversible decision. Romance and commitment are featured. Your numbers are 4, 11, 18, 26, 34, 39, 48.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A partnership will hit a snag and will require understanding, patience and the ability to compromise. Look at all sides of a situation before you make a decision that can alter where you work or the way you live. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Pick up skills, take courses and associate with people who can offer you sound advice, insight or a different way to use your attributes. Be open to learning new things and you will gain respect, knowledge and greater opportunities. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Refuse to let anyone take advantage of you. Get the lowdown before you offer assistance. Your time is better spent looking for opportunities that will improve your life. Don’t let yourself be taken advantage of. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t act in haste. Do your due diligence before you jump into something that is likely to have underlying consequences. Use your intelligence and common sense to help you avoid unnecessary mistakes. 5 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Try not to give the wrong impression. Share your thoughts openly and only do what is agreed upon. A financial deal will grab your interest. Refuse to let your emotions lead to a mistake. Get the facts before contributing. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep an open mind, but don’t trust or believe in someone who tries to sell you something that is based on shaky facts. Fend for yourself and have confidence in your judgment and your ability to follow through. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Listen to any complaints being made by the people you live with or deal with daily. Understanding what will make others content will allow you to get what you want and keep those who may oppose you happy. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Spring for something you want. Whether it’s putting time or money into a new career opportunity or making changes at home that will make your life easier, take the initiative to follow through with your plans. Romance is encouraged. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Listen to others, but don’t get involved in a no-win situation that is bound to end in an argument. Knowing the other side of a situation will help you come up with reasonable ways to reach a compromise. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Look for alternative ways to bring in more cash. Use what is available to you to expand an interest that has the potential to grow and prosper. Make romance a priority and share your plans for the future. 4 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Listen carefully and ask questions if you don’t understand something. It’s OK to do things differently, but only if the result is worthwhile. Take an honest look at your past projects before taking on something new. 2 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be creative in the way you handle your personal affairs. Whether financial, legal, medical or otherwise, the way you do things should have your personal touches all over it. Romance is highlighted. 5 stars

Birthday Baby: You are secretive, mysterious and persistent. You are refined and desirable.

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