CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Hallie Eisenberg, 26; Sam Worthington, 42; Kevin Smith, 48; Mary-Louise Parker, 54.

Happy Birthday: Learn from experience. A simpler lifestyle will bring you more comfort than you realize. Eliminate unnecessary responsibilities and lower your debt; you will be able to take care of the opportunities that are heading your way. Be open about your feelings; you’ll find out who is on your side. Purge and prepare to move forward. Your numbers are 5, 16, 22, 28, 31, 39, 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Refuse to let anyone interfere with your plans. If someone is being a bully, walk away. Your energy is better spent on the people who appreciate you. Use your intelligence to gain respect and to overcome adversity. Networking will pay off. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep your fears and concerns hidden. Don’t give anyone the chance to take advantage of you. A change someone makes will surprise you. Be prepared to compensate for any shortcomings that may result from the actions of others. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look for ways to help a legitimate cause, but don’t let anyone take advantage of your kindness and generosity. Get the lowdown before you offer your time or services. Your time is best spent investing in yourself, not someone else. 4 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Too much emotional drama will leave you exhausted. Focus on personal growth, physical improvement and creative endeavors that will ease your stress and make you feel good about your future. A romantic evening will stabilize any uncertainty you may be feeling. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Keep active and pursue the skills, knowledge and whatever qualifications you require to get ahead. Your Leo charm will help you sway others to your way of thinking. Face-to-face meetings will bring the best results. Avoid making unnecessary changes at home. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your personal financial dealings a secret. Deal with institutions or government agencies if it will help you resolve an issue that could result in an unwanted change. Make adjustments at home that will secure your personal assets. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Show gratitude if someone lends you a helping hand, but don’t give in to someone pressuring you to do things you don’t want to do. There will be a fine line between positive and negative contributions someone makes. Ulterior motives are likely. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Concentrate on a creative project. It’s better not to argue with someone who is stubborn. Do your own thing; you’ll have something to show for your hard work. Networking will lead to an interesting encounter and potential partnership. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Money and health should be top priorities. You can resolve issues that concern your home, living arrangements and personal overhead if you discuss your options with an expert or someone you love. Take better care of yourself physically. 5 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): An emotional incident with a friend or relative will leave you in a position of uncertainty. Don’t feel you have to bail someone out of a mess you had nothing to do with. Offer advice, but don’t pay for someone else’s mistake. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A change in the way you or someone from your past feels will lead to serious talks. Wager all the pros and cons before considering what to do next. Put a budget in place prior to making a commitment. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t take anything or anyone for granted. Know where you stand and what you can do. Look for opportunities that are within your means and for people who can help you reach your goal. Someone you least expect will surprise you. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are smart, goal-oriented and a crusader. You are persuasive and eager.

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