CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jack White, 47; Courtney Love, 58; Tom Hanks, 66; Jimmy Smits, 67.
Happy Birthday: Expand your interests. Look for unique ways to advance your skills, knowledge and experience. Consider what attributes you can add to your resume or how best to cut back financially to make your lifestyle fit your income. Determine what’s important to you, and fine-tune your lifestyle to fulfill your dreams. Distance yourself from people bent on tempting you. Your numbers are 3, 17, 24, 29, 33, 40, 48.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Rethink what you want to convey. If you agree to something too quickly, you’ll end up in an awkward position. Listen to what others say, assess the situation and make suggestions that everyone involved will enjoy. Avoid making over-the-top upgrades at home. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t mess with authority figures. Stick to the rules and stay under budget. Don’t let your emotions take you down a path that’s not sustainable. Monitor your finances. Make changes to maintain a less stressful lifestyle. Declutter your space. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Pay attention to how you look, feel and treat others. Investing in a makeover or changing your fitness routine to ensure a healthier lifestyle will make you rethink your future and how you want to live your life. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Be creative and do unique things. Evaluate your situation, and take responsibility for your happiness. Put together a to-do list and a budget, and you’ll put your mind at ease. Focus on your health and well-being. 5 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t take on too much. Watch from a distance rather than participate. Study and analyze what’s going on, then decide how to handle the changes others make. Don’t feel intimidated. If you don’t like something, know enough to walk away. 2 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t get involved in unsavory activities. Intelligent suggestions will be well received, which will encourage you to follow through with your plans. Helping others will make you feel good and will encourage others to do likewise. 4 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Pay attention to personal growth, financial gains and changes of direction. Focus on what interests you most, and join groups that can help you expand your knowledge and earning potential. Share your intentions with a loved one. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Emotional distress, responsibilities and dealing with changes you have no control over will keep you busy. Channel your energy into finding solutions and countering anything you don’t like with an alternative plan. Don’t feel that you have to overspend to get your way. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A serious discussion with a loved one will bring you closer to each other. Be open and receptive, and you’ll discover shared beliefs, likes and dislikes that will help set the stage for a valuable piece of teamwork. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll get help making your life easier and your home comfortable. Your quick wit will create new beginnings and help you find ways to use your talents to bring in more cash. Stick to the facts; don’t exaggerate what you have to offer. 4 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put more effort into fitness and health. Make a point to work toward becoming a lean, mean machine who can outmatch anyone who messes with you. Personal improvements will fetch compliments, and romance will enhance your life. 2 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone will offer a false impression. Beware of manipulative people who plan to put you in a difficult position. Be smart, stick close to home and protect what you have worked hard to achieve. Do what’s best for you. 5 stars
Birthday Baby: You are proactive, entertaining and helpful. You are imaginative and protective.
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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