CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Corinne Bailey Rae, 40; Erykah Badu, 48; Mark Dacascos, 55; Michael Bolton, 66.

Happy Birthday: Keep your goals in perspective. Refuse to let emotional matters deter you from using your time and talents properly. Focus on the positive, and keep your distance from troublemakers or those trying to coerce you into situations that aren’t emotionally sound. Moderation and simplicity will lead to achievement and financial stability, and peace and love will bring you happiness. Your numbers are 8, 15, 22, 26, 31, 34, 40.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your desire for change should not overrule making a wise choice. Consider the consequence of your actions before taking part in something that lacks enough facts, verifications or consistency to ensure the risk isn’t too great. Play it safe. 5 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Listen and follow through with questions if something seems too good to be true. You can make a deal, but it has to be on your terms and for the right reason. Experience should shed light on a dubious situation. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t let emotions interfere when making a decision. Look at the logistics of whatever situation you face and act accordingly. A problem with someone you are collaborating with or working alongside will develop if you or the other person exaggerates. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look at the possibilities and take action. Don’t worry too much about what others do. Follow the path that is most conducive to reaching your goal. A unique idea will excite you, but before you proceed, consider the cost involved. 3 stars


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Participate in events that will help you find alternatives to the way you are using your skills, experience and knowledge. An opportunity someone offers may not be as lucrative as you are led to believe. Get what you want in writing. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get out with people who share your opinions and are trying to achieve similar goals. Sharing information and spending time developing ideas will help alleviate mistakes. Relationships and emotional problems should be handled with care. Truth matters. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Question the expense of any proposal someone makes. A change may be in order, but how you go about it will determine your success. Moderation should be enforced to avoid loss or being taken advantage of. 4 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Expand your interests, use your skills and creative talent and discuss your options with someone you like to collaborate with. You will come up with an idea and form a partnership that can lead to positive results. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotional matters will escalate if you let someone interfere in your business. You’ll be given the wrong impression about someone. Don’t make assumptions, and take action when closer scrutiny should be taken. Gather facts before reacting. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your help will be solicited by someone trying to take advantage of you. Look at every angle before you step into a situation that can make you look bad or end up costing you emotionally, financially or physically. 3 stars


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look at your options and sign up wherever you will make the most use of your time and your skills. An opportunity should be considered carefully, and what’s offered should be put in writing before you agree. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Listen to what others have to say, but don’t get into an emotional spat with someone who is taking out his or her frustrations on you. Separate the good from the bad when dealing with others to avoid negativity and setbacks. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are emotional, imaginative and ambitious. You are charming and popular.

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