CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Bow Wow, 32; Brittany Snow, 33; Matthew Gray Gubler, 39; Juliette Binoche, 55.

Happy Birthday: Be careful how you handle others this year. Emotional situations can lead to loss of friendships or temptations that will align you with people who aren’t the best influence. Carefully choose the people and the situations you get involved with. Believe in yourself, not someone who talks big or promises you the impossible. Make moderation and simplicity your goals. Your numbers are 9, 14, 22, 28, 32, 35, 46.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Look for any opportunity to learn and to gain experience, but don’t let anyone take advantage of you or your enthusiasm. Being responsible and letting someone put demands on you are not the same things. Call the shots. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll feel dissatisfied if situations you face don’t move along quickly enough. Put your energy where it counts most, and stay busy to avoid overanalyzing everyone and everything. Stubbornness will not help you reach your goal. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put more time and effort into the personal changes you’ve been wanting to make. Don’t trust someone else to do what you want. If you want to get things done your way, you will have to do them yourself. 4 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let your emotions disrupt your plans. Walk away from situations that are not beneficial; walk toward situations you feel are advantageous. A partnership isn’t likely to be a good deal. Consider what’s fair, and be prepared to leave. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Not everyone will be happy with your decisions, but as long as you are doing what’s best for yourself, that’s all that matters. Don’t put off what you know needs to be done to achieve happiness and peace of mind. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A day trip, shopping spree or educational pursuit will lead to personal growth. Refuse to let someone cost you emotionally or financially. Keep personal matters to yourself, and stick to a moderate budget regarding home improvements. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t let a challenge back you into a corner. Know when to walk away and when to do your own thing. Focus on self-improvement and getting your finances in order. An emotional encounter should be handled honestly and respectfully. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get involved in something unique, and learn as you go. Refuse to let anyone stand in your way or pick a fight that is senseless and counterproductive. Do your own thing, and put your energy into personal success. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t mess around with people who are inconsistent or don’t play fair. Sharing sensitive information will lead to setbacks. Follow your instincts, and strive to make personal improvements to the way you live and how you handle your money. 5 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Go over every detail before you make a decision you’ll have to live with for a long time. The past will give more insight into a situation you face with a friend, relative or lover. Be responsible and do what’s right. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put your needs first, and refuse to let anyone push you into something you don’t want to do. Deal with matters that can affect your reputation or your financial situation. Someone who has helped you in the past will offer sound advice. 4 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Practice common sense, and stick to your budget. Don’t get trapped into doing something that isn’t to your benefit. You have to look out for your interests instead of trying to please someone who is likely to cost you emotionally and financially. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are hardworking, helpful and aggressive. You are outgoing and charitable.

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