CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Reese Witherspoon, 42; Elvis Stojko, 46; Bob Costas, 66; William Shatner, 87.

Happy Birthday: Pick up the pace, zero in on what you want to do and move forward with finesse, goodwill and a positive attitude. Walk away from negativity and refuse to let anyone bring you down. It’s important to remain forward-thinking and engage in the latest technology and options available to you. Personal improvements will shape what’s yet to come. Your numbers are 4, 11, 22, 25, 34, 36, 43.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Choose to follow your own path. If someone interferes, find a detour. It’s important to trust and believe in who you are and what you can do instead of following someone who is gathering minions to do his or her dirty work. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Work on presentation and honing your skills to ensure that when you step up to do your thing you’ll be equipped with what you need to influence those you are trying to persuade to see things your way. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotions will run high, and the need to be forthright about past dealings is now. Use your charm and swagger to convince others to see things your way, but do so honestly or your reputation will be jeopardized by what’s revealed. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Not everyone will feel the same way you do. Keep your personal information a secret and question anyone who appears to be too interested in your life. Protect against theft, being misinterpreted or misrepresented. Speak on your own behalf. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Emotions and money matters won’t mix well. Don’t try to buy your way into something or brag in order to get someone’s attention. Being a straight shooter will encourage others to step up and help out. Romance is on the rise. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your perception of a situation or a relationship will be skewed. Verify the information you receive and question how you came to conclusions. An honest assessment will help you avoid making a mistake that can cost you emotionally as well as financially. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A heart-to-heart discussion will bring out issues that you may not have been made aware of in the past. Use the information you receive to negotiate a solution that will be difficult to turn down. Peace and compromise will bring good results. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A money matter will not add up. Don’t leave your assets in someone else’s care. History repeats itself, so don’t give anyone the chance to fool you or take advantage of you more than once. Take care of your affairs personally. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do what you can to help others and it will help you ward off criticism and complaints. Someone you work with or for will offer information that will help you improve the way you do your job or pursue future interests. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Listen but don’t believe everything you hear. Someone will play mind games with you in hopes of influencing you to see things his or her way. Be on guard and ready to respond with facts. Do your own thing. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll begin to see things clearer as you explore new possibilities. Consider the changes you should make to help you incorporate a long-term plan into your current living arrangements. An opportunity to bring in extra cash is apparent. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll have to be careful when dealing with emotional matters. Someone’s charm must not be allowed to overrule what’s right and what isn’t. Search for what works best for you, and avoid getting involved in someone else’s problems. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are aggressive, demonstrative and frank. You are persistent and impulsive.

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