CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Rihanna, 33; Brian Littrell, 46; Willie Garson, 57; Sidney Poitier, 94.
Happy Birthday: Address issues that have been hanging over your head for some time. Look for the good in everyone and the silver lining in whatever situation you encounter this year, and you will position yourself to excel in future endeavors. Someone you’ve helped will step up and give you the boost you need to succeed. Share your triumphs, and personal rewards will be yours. Your numbers are 6, 11, 23, 26, 32, 35, 42.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Speak up, say what’s on your mind, share your ideas and be passionate about your intentions. Don’t waste time and energy on anger or those who will never see things your way. Collect your thoughts, and do what makes you happy. 4 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Go about your business. Look for alternative ways to reach your goals. Use the power of persuasion to get others to pitch in and help. Keep life simple, plans doable and your lifestyle moderate. Everything will fall into place. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Trust the facts, not what someone leads you to believe. Pay attention to detail, nurture meaningful relationships and take a closer look at your options. Doing something you enjoy will far exceed your expectations. Don’t sell yourself short. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Check rules and regulations before you get involved in something that can affect your financial standing or reputation. Take a cautious approach to joint ventures, shared expenses or health risks. Protect what’s yours, and respect what belongs to others. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Plan to have some fun, but not at someone’s expense. Kindness and consideration — coupled with a positive, helpful attitude — will help you avoid trouble. Making unique plans with someone you love will bring you closer. Romance is favored. 4 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Control your emotions, and everything will fall into place. Live up to your promises, make yourself available to help a cause you believe in, and use your skills and knowledge to encourage others to step up and make a difference in your community. 2 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ll have lots on your mind. View situations realistically, and you will avoid taking on too much, overspending and indulgent behavior. Make decisions that are safe, healthy and in your best interest. Love is in the stars. 5 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An investment looks promising. Someone close to you may not agree with something you want to pursue. Handle situations with diplomacy. If you let anger take over, you will miss a chance to do something you enjoy. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take action, and finish what you start. Assume a position of leadership. Verify the information you receive, and express your intentions and feelings to someone you love. Don’t miss out on an opportunity; if you snooze, you lose. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Make adjustments at home that will help you accomplish your goals. An energetic approach will help you gain the respect of someone you are trying to impress. You’ll come across an offer that allows you to use your skills differently. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Brighten up your living space, and it will lift your spirits. Reach out to the ones you love, and make plans to do something that you can enjoy together. How you arrange your day and spend your time will affect meaningful relationships. 5 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Work toward a personal goal you set for yourself, and refuse to let an outsider get in your way. What you accomplish will help raise your self-esteem and give you the confidence to make changes to improve your status quo. 2 stars
Birthday Baby: You are convincing, adamant and proactive. You are resourceful and spontaneous.
1 star: Avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes. 2 stars: You can accomplish, but don’t rely on others. 3 stars: Focus and you’ll reach your goals. 4 stars: Aim high; start new projects. 5 stars: Nothing can stop you; go for gold.
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