CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ashley Fink, 34; Dan Byrd, 35; Joel McHale, 49; Ming-Na Wen, 57.

Happy Birthday: Be methodical when making plans this year. Choose to be practical, but don’t deny your curiosity the luxury of researching every possibility. What you discover will whet your appetite for adventure while sticking to a budget. Exploring new possibilities will be enlightening as well as help you choose a path that has limitless potential. Leave the past behind you. Your numbers are 7, 12, 20, 24, 31, 33, 40.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Expect inconsistency from others. Be prepared to rely on yourself, and it will help you raise your game and ward off becoming disgruntled. An energetic, positive approach will help you outmaneuver any competition you encounter. Get the facts and avoid uncertainty. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Emotions will interfere with your ability to get things done quickly. Face sensitive issues head-on and get on with your day. A change in the way you feel will lead to greater freedom and peace of mind. 2 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Take care of your responsibilities without making a fuss, and you’ll gain respect and the chance to excel. Fact-check what others say to avoid being put in a precarious position. A romantic gesture will cause confusion or uncertainty. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Talk personal matters through before you make a move. Having the approval of someone you love will make a difference in the way you move forward. Shared finances will be a problem if someone isn’t able to contribute as much. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Go on a journey that will lead to information, new possibilities and choices. Don’t feel you have to follow in someone’s footsteps. Do your own thing, and don’t begrudge others if they take a different route. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Set the stage for success. Preparation, detail, and developing something marketable will lead to new beginnings and a better lifestyle. The adjustments you make will teach you that you can do anything you set out to achieve. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): An emotional plea will help you uncover a sensitive issue you face with someone close to you. Be wise to manipulative tactics used to make you feel guilty. It’s time to make clear what you can and cannot do. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Use discretion when dealing with friends and relatives. If you share your opinions or plans, it will affect the way someone feels about you. Give others the same respect and freedom you want in return. A unique lifestyle change looks inviting. 2 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you don’t like something, make a change. Stop letting others put demands on you and start picking what you want to do and who you want in your life. Love and romance are in the stars. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be careful how you handle emotional matters. Be mindful of the way others feel. Go about your business, and take care of your responsibilities. An unusual offer can change your direction. Take better care of your health. Moderation will be necessary. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Concentrate on what you have to do to remain current. Don’t let important documents or contracts lapse. Stay on top of your responsibilities, and don’t take on more than you can handle. Stick to a budget, and avoid indulgent behavior. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t share information regarding your finances, health or intentions. Listen more and reveal less, and you’ll have the upper hand when it comes to competitive situations. A joint venture with someone you love will improve your life. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are unique, creative and mindful. You are resourceful and adventuresome.

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