CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alexander Ludwig, 27; Sydney Leroux, 29; Breckin Meyer, 45; Amy Heckerling, 65.

Happy Birthday: Look at every angle of a situation before making a decision this year. You can manufacture positive options using your intelligence, experience and the strong connections you’ve made with people who have something interesting and unique to offer. A financial gain or opportunity should not be overlooked. Being steadfast, strong and innovative will bring good results. Your numbers are 3, 12, 21, 28, 34, 36, 40.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use charm and enthusiasm to win favors. If you try to force others into seeing or doing things your way, you will end up working alone. Taking a simple approach and offering incentives will help you gain support. Romance is on the rise. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take the initiative and start a dialogue with someone with more experience to get the information you need to reset your attitude and achieve a goal. Your dogged approach to getting what you want will pay off. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Plan for a trip, meeting or presentation. How you physically and mentally prepare will be important to the outcome. Having an up-to-date image and tech-savvy lingo will be important. An opportunity to form a partnership looks promising. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be careful not to make a mistake regarding your assets, taxes or other important documents. If you try to hide personal information, someone will notice and bring it to your attention. Being a straight shooter will help you avoid setbacks. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Stick to what you know and do best. If you appear to be procrastinating, you will miss out on an opportunity. Participation is in your best interest. Personal physical improvements will turn out well and increase your chance to get ahead. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Play fair, but don’t lose sight of your purpose and what you are trying to achieve. Learn through observation in order to bypass a mistake others have made. A personal or emotional incident should be not be revealed. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Live and learn. Participate in events or pursuits that will help build character and add to your qualifications. Positive personal gains as well as connections with individuals can be made. Romance is highlighted. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A change to the way you use your skills, experience or knowledge will help catapult you into the limelight and up the ladder. Your subtle approach to the way you do things will be impressive. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll be drawn to people who share your enthusiasm, energy and choice of entertainment, interests and ethics. Physical improvements will give you added strength and the dexterity to accomplish your goals. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A change will do you good. Examine what others are doing, and you’ll come up with a new way to use your intelligence and skills to get ahead. Don’t trust anyone asking for money. Invest in your future, not someone else’s. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Do your own thing. If you follow someone else, you will miss getting the glory and the satisfaction of achievement. You have the skills and the desire, so get moving. Don’t overreact to a change or someone’s uncertainty. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful not to let your imagination run wild. A practical approach to helping others, handling money and living within your means and without being indulgent will help ward off misunderstandings and problems with friends and family. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are persistent, curious and intense. You are ambitious and opportunistic.

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