CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Vance Joy, 31; Sarah Silverman, 48; Nestor Carbonell, 51; Bette Midler, 73.

Happy Birthday: Consider your reputation and how you can boost your star rating among your friends and colleagues. The sincerity and concern you offer others, along with practical solutions and support, will make a difference. Getting along will be half the battle when it comes to getting what you want. It’s a give-and-take year that needs to be monitored carefully. Your numbers are 5, 19, 23, 36, 39, 42, 48.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t limit what you can do because of someone who is trying to take over or manipulate you. Look at the prospects available, and stay focused on the changes you can bring about. Personal gains start with yourself. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you second-guess what you want to do, you will fall behind. Have the confidence to follow through with your plans and make the necessary adjustments along the way. Take pride in reaching your objective on time. Personal improvement is favored. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Set a budget before you go on a shopping spree or spend money on entertainment. Emotional spending or trying to buy love with lavish gifts will put you in a difficult financial position. Moderation is the key to your success. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look for a creative outlet. Making something for someone will bring you joy and a sense of accomplishment. Dedication and loyalty will help you gain respect as well as enhance a personal relationship. Romance is on the rise. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Day trips, visiting a friend or relative or exploring places you’ve never been will alter the way you move forward or live in the future. A personal relationship will get you thinking about alternative lifestyles. Romance is encouraged. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Participate in events or activities that will get you out of the house. A team effort will bring you closer to the people who enjoy the same pastimes as you. Don’t let an emotional situation ruin your day. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Speak up if you aren’t happy with someone or something. The only way to fix a problem is to discuss the possibilities and best solutions. Change begins when you are honest about the way you feel and what you want. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Explore something that intrigues you. With a couple of adjustments, you can turn your life into exactly what you want it to be. An old friend or colleague will help you reach your goal. A better health routine should be implemented. 4 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t reveal secrets, but don’t tell lies, either. Dodging situations and issues that can lead to an awkward encounter will help you bypass a dispute. Your best results will come from self-improvement projects and romantic plans for two. 2 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Question your spending and consider how to cut your costs or set a budget when it comes to buying gifts or other festive expenses. Someone will talk you out of your hard-earned cash if you aren’t careful. Avoid impulsive decisions. 5 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Change begins within. Consider what you want to do, and put a solid plan in place before you begin. Your options are greater than you realize, and the possibilities will open a window of opportunity you least expect. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep life simple, affordable and truthful. Exaggeration will lead to trouble, and making unrealistic promises will cause you undue stress. Concentrate on your needs and desires and how best to get what you want for a minimum price. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are goal-oriented, detailed and proactive. You are empathetic and supportive.

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