CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Usher, 40; Natalie Maines, 44; Lori Petty, 55; Ralph Lauren, 79.

Happy Birthday: Your charm, understanding and desire to get things done will help you overcome any obstacles or challenges that come your way. Change may be necessary, but before you jump into something new, make sure you fully understand what you are getting in return. This is a year of progress that is based on your ability to monitor and maintain your standard of living as well as your integrity. Your numbers are 6, 11, 21, 24, 32, 37, 48.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Slow down, even if everyone around you is moving fast. Patience is a virtue, and it will be required if you want to achieve your goals. Don’t be afraid to step back and watch what others do before you leap into action. 2 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Your dedication and loyalty will pay off. Put more effort and compassion into the relationships you care about the most. Love is highlighted, and your actions will bring about positive changes if you offer kind gestures and affection. 5 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A last-minute change should not be allowed to disrupt your day. Do your own thing and take care of matters that can influence your life. Positive change begins within. Do your best to share your joy and happiness. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use your charm, ingenuity and creativity to get what you want. Socialize and show interest in what others are doing, and you will drum up support. Love and romance are highlighted, and sharing your feelings will bring you closer to someone special. 3 stars


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let the changes going on around you lead to arguments. Sometimes it’s best to wait until the storm passes before making adjustments that suit you better. Show strength and make a vow to accept the inevitable and move on. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take part in events that include people of interest. Look for a chance to discuss something you’d like to pursue with someone who has more experience. The information you are offered will help you set your plans in motion. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t let anyone stand in your way. Put your plans in motion and prove to those around you that you are capable of getting things done. A heartfelt moment with someone you look up to will lead to personal improvements. 4 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Take pride in what you do. If you spend your time arguing instead of making your dreams come true, it is you who will lose, not the person upsetting you. Look beyond the moment, not in your rearview mirror. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Live life your way, and be honest about what you want and the direction you are headed. The best help will be what you do for yourself. Don’t lose sleep over someone who isn’t worth your while. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be clear about your intentions. Open communication will lead to positive developments and happiness you can share with someone you love. A change at home will do you good and help you feel better about your future. Romance is highlighted. 3 stars


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A change of plans shouldn’t upset you. If it doesn’t fit your schedule, prepare to do your own thing. Don’t fall for someone’s tempting talk. An offer you receive will not be as good as it sounds. Don’t spend unnecessarily. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Share your true feelings and speak up about what you want to see happen. Personal contracts and settlements will have a positive ending if you negotiate fairly. A celebration will lead to beneficial results. Romance is encouraged. 4 stars

Birthday Baby: You are perceptive, energetic and adaptable. You are adventuresome and distinctive.

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