CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Carly Rae Jepsen, 33; Jena Malone, 34; Michael Strahan, 47; Goldie Hawn, 73.

Happy Birthday: Quality should be what drives you this year. Take your time and do things right the first time. Spend a little extra to get exactly what you want, but buy fewer items. Balance will be what promotes success, happiness and good health. Know your limitations and strengths, and use your attributes to impress as well as to get ahead. Your numbers are 3, 10, 18, 24, 26, 37, 49.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Hold on to your cash. Put your money, possessions and personal papers in a safe place. Refuse to let anyone bamboozle you into something you don’t want. Keep an open mind and a tight fist. Joint ventures are best avoided. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Settle amicably any differences you have with a friend, relative or peer. Getting along will be half the battle when it comes to getting what you want. Use a little charm and flexibility to forgo a dispute. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look at what’s being offered, but don’t jump into something without checking out the downside. Risky ventures are best left alone. Someone is likely to mislead you if you are gullible. If you want to make a change, do so alone. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Listen carefully. If something is of interest to you, find out all you can before you proceed. A partnership can be developed, but get what you want and what you are willing to give in writing. Don’t take a physical risk. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a closer look at your responsibilities and what’s expected of you. Don’t take shortcuts or try to get others to do the work for you. Detail and precision will make a difference and help you avoid penalties, criticism or blame. 2 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll be right on the mark when it comes to implementing the changes necessary to get you where you want to go. Don’t let anyone confuse you or convince you to take on or spend more than necessary. Do what’s best for yourself. 5 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Be careful when it comes to joint money matters. Disagreements are likely to take place that could end up being costly or lead to future problems. Be reasonable and upfront about expenditures. A physical outlet will do you good. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Treat others with respect. Listen attentively and offer suggestions, but don’t meddle in other people’s affairs. Stick to the truth and offer unbiased opinions, and you’ll receive praise as well as the support and help you need to get things done. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your expressive way of describing things will grab interest, but if you exaggerate, you will be questioned about your source of information. Stick to the truth, and avoid being called out. A physical improvement can be made. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Improvements at home will help ease your stress. Comfort and convenience, along with activities that help build strength and encourage proper diet and exercise, will make a difference in your attitude and your personal relationships with others. 5 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can get ahead financially by applying your skills in different ways. A change you make will help you qualify for something you’ve always wanted to pursue. Use your intelligence, but don’t make promises you cannot deliver. 2 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stick to the truth and don’t believe everything you hear. It’s important to keep information straight if you want to avoid a blowout with a friend, peer or relative. Work by yourself if you don’t want someone to take advantage of you. 4 stars

Birthday Baby: You are steady, confident and in control. You are unique and persuasive.

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Eugenia Last

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