CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Max Joseph, 38; Richard T. Jones, 48; Debbie Allen, 70; John Carpenter, 72.

Happy Birthday: Use your imagination, and it will make it easier to expand your ideas and make a go of your plans. Be the one to take the lead; line up the people you feel have the most to offer, and turn your life into the masterpiece you envision. Make this year about development, self-awareness and discovering what brings you greater joy. Your numbers are 5, 17, 23, 27, 32, 35, 49.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Pay attention to detail. Work alone to avoid interference. High energy and concentration will help you complete what you start. Stick to your game plan, even if someone tries to convince you to expand. Play safe and by the rules. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take precautions when dealing with unfamiliar people. Refuse to let anyone talk you into something you don’t want to do. Attending a seminar or trade show will be informative. Use your brain to get what you want. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Maintain control. Discuss your ideas with someone influential. A financial investment you make will not be a safe bet. Listen and learn, but don’t make a promise you’ll regret. Spend more time on self-improvement and less trying to change someone. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Look for an opportunity to work or travel with someone you like to be around. Refuse to let an emotional matter ruin your day. Don’t let what someone does upset you. If you aren’t happy with a deal, back away. 2 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Do something entertaining. Your upbeat attitude will attract attention, giving you the platform you need to persuade others to get involved in something you plan to do. Speak up, listen to the feedback offered and set your plans in motion. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Use the information you retrieve in conversations to your benefit. A good friend will offer a new perspective regarding your lifestyle and how best to improve your current situation. Romance is on the rise and will enhance your personal life. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Emotional instability will surface if you try to make changes that someone opposes. If your family isn’t agreeable, take off and enjoy the company of a friend or neighbor. Don’t risk physical injury or ill health. Take better care of yourself. 3 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t let a minor mishap or delay get the better of you. Work overtime if you have to, but don’t give up. A unique idea will help you fix whatever problem you face. Romance is on the rise. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Choose a path that leads to greater happiness. A change to the way you look or how you live will boost your ego. Involvement with an international organization, government agency or institution will lead to a change of plans. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do what works best for you. Look at what you can do without, and minimalize your plans to fit your budget. Remaining within your emotional, financial and legal comfort zone will ease stress. No muss, no fuss. 2 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Look before you leap. Be cautious when participating in physical challenges. Protect against injury and arguments. Concentrate on budgeting your finances and organizing essential papers. A meaningful partnership will improve if you make suggestions and are willing to compromise. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You’ll gain leverage if you take care of unfinished business. The better prepared you are, the easier it will be to convince others to see things your way. Don’t let someone’s bad mood ruin your day. Personal improvements look promising. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are responsive, focused and relentless. You are brave and strategic.

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