CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: James Van Der Beek, 41; Freddie Prinze Jr., 42; Camryn Manheim, 57; Aidan Quinn, 59.

Happy Birthday: You’ll be torn between what you want and what’s offered. If you wait around for someone else to help you get ahead, you’ll end up back where you started. Take initiative and make every move count. Wheel and deal your way into a position that will encourage you to upgrade your knowledge and skills to meet current demands. Your numbers are 5, 16, 19, 27, 34, 39, 42.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): A financial move can be made and contracts can be negotiated and put in place. Good things will happen if you take the initiative and channel your energy into achieving your goals. Make the purchases necessary to upgrade your lifestyle. 5 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Emotional deception is apparent. If you think someone isn’t being honest with you, ask direct questions. Don’t feel like you have to pay for someone else’s mistakes or make a contribution to something you don’t fully believe in. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Personal gains look promising. Focus on partnerships and bringing about positive changes that will encourage you to do your very best. Love is in the stars, and a romantic gesture will improve your relationship with someone special. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t believe hearsay. One of your peers or friends will disappoint you. Keep personal information a secret and your passwords and important documents in a safe place. A loss is likely if you are too trusting. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Good things are heading your way. Travel, communication and networking will bring about positive changes to the way you deal with others. You’ll have greater opportunities to advance. Improved fitness will lead to a new and improved self-image. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A surprise or proposal should be handled carefully. If you are too quick to complain, you may miss out on something special. Listen to what others have to say and decide only after you fully understand what’s being offered. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you can’t figure out where you stand with someone, ask. It’s better to know what you are up against before you waste too much energy on something that has too many obstacles. Positive change will come from thorough research. 4 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be careful when dealing with emotional issues. Someone will use the information you share against you. Concentrate on work and the types of changes you can make in order to get more involved in something you enjoy. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotions will be difficult to control. Only share your feelings with people you trust. Making plans that will improve your standard of living should be considered. The more hands-on you are, the quicker you’ll reach your goal. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sharing your thoughts with others will lead to questions and concerns. Make a point to iron out any hurdles that have the potential to grow if they are not taken care of soon. Listen, but don’t give in to emotional manipulation. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Nothing will happen if you don’t take measures to make positive changes. Emotional blackmail and denial can set you back. Look at the possibilities that exist and put together a plan that will improve your life. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Spice up your life. Try something new, but take care of your responsibilities first. Feeling free and clear to follow your dreams will make it much easier to accomplish what you set out to do. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are adventuresome, playful and entertaining. You are progressive and engaging.

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