CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Elisabeth Moss, 36; Anna Paquin, 36; Jennifer Lopez, 49; Kristin Chenoweth, 50.

Happy Birthday: Be positive, but don’t feel the need to make changes without proper research. You’ll be inclined to take on too much or to make promises that are unrealistic this year if you aren’t careful. Much can be accomplished if you use intelligence as well as enlist the help of others. Know what you want and stick to the basics. Your numbers are 4, 11, 17, 24, 29, 38, 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Being a good listener will help you avoid an emotional falling-out with one of your friends, relatives or associates. Mull over what’s being said and consider the best way to make what’s put in front of you work. 2 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Hard work will bring about positive change. Listen to experts and come up with solutions that will benefit everyone. If you leave someone out of the mix, you will face opposition. Take your time and do things by the book. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Set the stage for success. Don’t be afraid to step into the limelight and use your home base as your building block for future endeavors. Refuse to let anyone use emotional means to deter you from moving forward with your plans. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Know what and whom you are up against before you step into the ring. Use your imagination and ability to visualize what it is you want to do. Having a solid plan will make it difficult for others to interfere. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a close look at your options; assess what others are doing. Don’t feel you have to follow the crowd or get involved in something that is excessive financially or physically. Be honest with others as well as with yourself. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Stop thinking and start doing. You can bring about positive changes that will make you feel more comfortable about the direction your life is heading. Listen to someone you trust; it will prompt you to move forward with gusto. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Deal with those who are standing in your way. Obtaining a clear passage to pursue your goals will be essential if you want to be successful. Don’t put up with complainers. Make your position known and proceed on your own. 4 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Too broad an outlook will lead to uncertainty. Tighten up your plans and look for alternatives that will allow you the freedom to make adjustments as you move forward. To eliminate undue stress, don’t make promises. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Share an honest opinion when dealing with friends, relatives or peers. It’s important not to lead anyone on if you want to maintain a stellar reputation. Don’t reveal personal secrets or passwords. Diplomacy will be required to counter an unexpected reaction. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your emotions will lead to positive changes. Don’t fight the inevitable when you should embrace it. If someone doesn’t like the choices you make, that’s OK — as long as you don’t let him or her interfere in your plans. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Share your innovative ideas with people you feel you can assist. What you do for others will help deter an argument that can influence how or where you work. Avoid an argument, regardless of what others do or say. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your reputation will get a boost, and a chance to get ahead financially looks promising. A partnership will put you on solid ground personally and professionally. Make special plans with someone you love; together you’ll build a stronger relationship. 4 stars

Birthday Baby: You are proactive, outgoing and charitable. You are adaptable and progressive.

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