CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Neil Patrick Harris, 49; Ice Cube, 53; Courteney Cox, 58; Helen Hunt, 59.
Happy Birthday: Keep life simple and affordable. Refuse to let others coerce you into participating in things that don’t interest you. Discipline and hard work are the best ways to reach your goals and comfort your soul. Knowing that you’ve done your best will help you go above and beyond to fulfill your wish list. Your numbers are 5, 17, 20, 24, 31, 37, 48.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Back away from drama, and focus on what you need to accomplish. Overreacting will put a costly dent in your reputation, position or status. Think before you act, and say only what’s necessary. Pay attention to detail. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Change what isn’t working for you. Don’t put up with people or situations that drain you and take away from your chance to reach your expectations. Don’t dismiss or hide your ideas. Look for an affordable way to achieve your objective. 5 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Apply for something, take advantage of an opportunity, mix business with pleasure and network your way up the ladder. Don’t believe everything you hear, and get what you want in writing. Don’t hold back; say what’s on your mind. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Adjustments geared toward cutting back, minimizing your expenditures and doing the work yourself will put your mind at ease and give you the wiggle room you require to invest in raising your earning potential. Self-improvement is encouraged. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): An emotional situation will wreak havoc on what you want. Don’t overspend, exaggerate or let anger set in when moderation and peace of mind will make things better. Avoid situations that are health risks or those that can damage your reputation. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Pay attention to making changes that showcase how versatile you are. How you present yourself to those around you is indicative of what you can expect in return. Love yourself, and others will see you through the same lens. Romance is encouraged. 5 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make your surroundings more comfortable, but don’t overspend. You’ll find a discrepancy in your financial papers or when sharing expenses. Catch up; leave nothing to chance or unfinished. An opportunity will require honest and open discussion before you proceed. 2 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Travel, sign up to learn something new or update your image. Making a change will encourage you to get out more. Don’t take on any responsibilities you can’t handle. Get out and be happy. 4 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll attract interesting people, but don’t put your trust in them. Show your intelligence, and know when to decline or move on to more critical tasks. Consider changes at home that will make your life easier. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Tiptoe through any situation that is sensitive. Put your energy into something that encourages better health and self-improvement. A physical change will help you leave the past behind. Choose peace and love over chaos. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t let anyone ruin your plans. Keep your intentions a secret until you are confident that nothing will stand in your way. Dig in and do the groundwork first, and move on to enjoy the success that follows. Home improvement is encouraged. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Stop dreaming and start doing. Get your to-do list and push forward. Call in those you can trust to do things your way. A change of heart will give you a different perspective regarding lifestyle and love. Embrace what feels right. 4 stars
Birthday Baby: You are thoughtful, flexible and strong-willed. You are resourceful and generous.
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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