CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Dave Grohl, 49; Jason Bateman, 49; LL Cool J, 50; Holland Taylor, 75.

Happy Birthday: Your heart and your head will take you in two different directions this year. Think twice before taking a leap of faith that could lead to a bottomless pit. Call on your intelligence, diplomacy and know-how to make the best choices, and don’t worry so much about those trying to influence you to take a risk. Aim for greater stability. Your numbers are 9, 15, 24, 28, 33, 42, 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make positive changes or adapt to what’s transpired in a peaceful manner. Dealings with friends and relatives will be difficult, and are best handled with diplomacy and compassion. Someone you least expect will surprise you. 5 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Put your feet back on the ground. A tempting deal should be looked at from every angle. Get your personal finances in order so you know exactly where you stand and how much available cash you have on hand. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): If you don’t make a decision, someone else will step in and take over. Share your concerns and be willing to work alongside others and you’ll come up with the best choices. Do your part and stay in the game. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Try something different this year. Be open to events based on different cultures. Expanding your mind and discovering new concepts will help to strengthen your own way of life and also make you more tolerant of others. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Rethink your plans for the year. Caution should be taken when dealing with home repairs and finances. A moderate approach to life will help you avoid the stress of added debt and problems with institutions and authority figures. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stop planning and perfecting and start doing. The time is right to expand your interests and friendships. Explore new possibilities and express your interests. Romance, pleasure trips and self-improvement are all encouraged. 5 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Expect to face opposition. Listen to what’s being offered, but don’t let someone make choices for you. Making changes will only be good if you do what’s best for you. Protect your health, loved ones and your reputation. 2 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Check out the online job market. Something will grab your attention that will inspire you to diversify the way you use your skills and experience. Don’t make personal changes while doing your research. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You can make positive alterations to the way you live and how you approach your goals in the future. Don’t let the negatives in your life halt your progress. Turn lemons into lemonade and reap the rewards. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick to what you know. Certainty and striving for greater personal security and stability should take precedence over what others do or say. Choose to do your own thing and to live within your means. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Bringing about change will take hard work, organization and precision. Gather support from those you trust to fulfill promises, and rely on past experiences to guide you in the right direction. Communication and travel should be kept to a minimum. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Temptation will be difficult to walk away from. Question the validity of what’s being offered and consider the source of the information you are receiving. It’s best to err on the side of caution. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are progressive, daring and presumptuous. You are playful and changeable.

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Eugenia Last

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