CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Vance Joy, 32; Sarah Silverman, 49; Nestor Carbonell, 52; Bette Midler, 74.

Happy Birthday: Take a leap of faith. Trust in your ability to make a difference and a valuable intellectual contribution. Your insight and compassion will help create the momentum you need to bring about change. Personal gains will not be easy or straightforward, but they will benefit you in the end. Experience and intuition will give you the strength to do what’s right. Your numbers are 9, 15, 18, 24, 28, 33, 41.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Use charm or offer suggestions, but don’t take over. If you are too accommodating, someone will take advantage of your generosity. Concentrate on what you want to accomplish. Do your own thing, and say no to avoid joint ventures. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Having the right motive will make a difference to the outcome. Let others know your intentions before you begin. Handle friends and relatives with care. Don’t get into a bitter dispute over beliefs. Offer everyone the freedom you expect in return. 2 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Someone from your past will be misleading. Don’t get drawn into someone’s problems. Concentrate on honing your skills, improving your health or making personal financial adjustments that will help lower your monthly overhead. Check out online job postings. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Pursue something creative, attend a social event or kick back with people you love, and enjoy your day. Refuse to let emotions take over and spin out of control. Relax, live in the moment and make the most of your day. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Arguing is a waste of time. Get involved in something that helps ease stress and takes your mind off annoyances. A change someone makes may not be to your liking, but in the end, you’ll realize it is to your benefit. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Take on less. Don’t feel you have to control what other people do. Pay more attention to the way you look, how you think and what you want to accomplish. A change of attitude will make a difference in a meaningful relationship. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Listen carefully, rely on experience and use common sense when dealing with others. A change someone makes shouldn’t prompt you to follow suit. Take more time for personal growth and improving your lifestyle. A change of environment will lift your spirits. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An emotional situation will lead to a dispute if you aren’t careful. Think before you take action. Look for positive alternatives, and make suggestions that are beneficial to you as well as to those who will be affected by the decisions you make. Choose romance over discord. 2 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Refuse to let your emotions overrule what’s right and best for you. Making a snap decision or an impulsive move will cost you. Rely on what’s happened in the past to guide you in a promising direction. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): A positive change at home will open up conversations that are exciting and can lead to lifestyle changes. Love, romance and adventure are on the rise, along with personal improvements that are sure to result in better health. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Choose optimism over negativity. Refuse to let someone entangle you in a battle or something you don’t want to do. Concentrate on activities you enjoy and whatever satisfies you. Do what feels right and what’s best for you. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take a look at your personal affairs, and get your paperwork in order. What you discover will help you save money or avert a financial loss. Make a suggestion that will improve a personal contract you have with someone you love. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are sensitive, unforgiving and just. You are dedicated and impulsive.

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