CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Minka Kelly, 38; Mindy Kaling, 39; Sherry Stringfield, 51; Jeff Beck, 74.

Happy Birthday: Being organized and prepared will help you make the most of the upcoming year. Having a strict approach to the way you move forward and how you handle others will encourage greater control as well as leadership. Explore some of the possibilities that will allow you to expand your mind and your creative initiatives. Set your course and enjoy the ride. Your numbers are 2, 12, 20, 28, 35, 45, 47.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make your mark by doing something that will make a difference. Get involved in an organization that shares your beliefs. Spend time with people you can learn from, and steer clear of anyone who tends to be a bad influence. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t act on an assumption. It’s important to analyze whatever situation you face earnestly before you take a leap of faith. Use your intelligence, not your emotions, when it comes time to make a decision. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look inward and prepare to make any adjustments that will bring about positive change. Stick to a budget and refuse to let anyone use persuasive tactics to push you to take on more than you can handle. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Socialize, take a day trip and spend time with people you find creative and mentally stimulating, but don’t get drawn into some else’s plans if they involve money. Joint ventures aren’t likely to pan out as planned. 5 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Live within your means. Don’t let anyone talk you into something you know you shouldn’t do. Put your energy into physical self-improvements. Get fit and get healthy. Make calculated decisions, not snap decisions, and avoid making a regrettable mistake. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Speak up and do things that will make a difference to you, those you love or your community. Engage in creative endeavors and nurture important relationships. Romance will enhance your life and bring you closer to the one you love. 4 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Deal with friends or relatives carefully. You aren’t likely to share the same point of view and are best off keeping your opinions to yourself for the time being. Don’t let anyone dump his or her responsibilities in your lap. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Share your emotions, but don’t get worked up if someone doesn’t agree with you. Take information offered and consider if the suggestions made are in your best interest. Refuse to get involved in arguments or challenges that could lead to injury. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Brush off the past so you can move forward without baggage. Learn from the past instead of living in it. Make personal improvements that make you feel good about the way you look. Plan to have some fun. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The changes you want to make should be planned carefully. Gauge the cost and extent of any home or self-improvements and set a budget you know you can handle. Discipline will pay off, and intelligence will win out over brute force. 4 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Channel your energy wisely. You’ll be subject to criticism if you get involved in situations that entail excess or indulgent behavior. Stay focused on what’s best for you and avoid unwanted opposition and change. Abide by the rules. 2 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An interesting idea will turn into a reward. Explore the possibilities and consider how you can make your money work for you. Home improvements, real estate and socializing are favored, and financial gains or gifts are apparent. 5 stars

Birthday Baby: You are engaging, perceptive and popular. You are sensitive and compassionate.

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