CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Venus Williams, 42; Will Forte, 52; Greg Kinnear, 59; Barry Manilow, 79.
Happy Birthday: Think matters through, and plan your year based on your needs. You’ll develop a strategy that makes what you want to achieve doable. Expand as you go instead of trying to do everything at once. Take care of tedious details yourself so you don’t fall behind. If you count on others or expect everything to fall into place, disappointment will follow. Your numbers are 8, 14, 23, 25, 31, 37, 48.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Call those you can count on for help. Don’t limit what you can do because you lack experience. Do your research, and you’ll figure out how to reach your objective. Be confident, ask questions and do your best. 4 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ve got time. Relax, go over every detail and leave nothing unfinished or open to criticism. Hide your disappointment if things don’t unfold the way you want. Work with what you have, and don’t take unnecessary risks. 2 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Consider options, and remind people to honor their promises. Be the one to finish what you start. Enhance your chance to be victorious by staying on top of what’s possible. Rule out nothing, and do your best to stay on track. 5 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do what comes naturally. Align yourself with people and positions that intrigue you. You’ll figure out how to utilize what you have to offer in effective and diverse ways. You’ll make headway by paying attention to contracts, investments and health matters. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Avoid letting anyone draw you into something unsettling. Don’t make a change for the wrong reason, especially to please someone else. Patience will pay off, and speaking from the heart will bring you closer to someone who has something to offer. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Look inward, assess your situation and the changes you want to make, and prioritize what’s most important to you. Don’t feel obligated to be a follower when taking the road less traveled will help you establish yourself as a leader. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Plan to travel, look for something entertaining and socialize with people you find mentally stimulating. What you learn while interacting with people from different walks of life will help you redesign how you move forward. Protect your health and financial well-being. 5 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Handle disagreements cautiously. Listen carefully and reserve judgment until you have all the pertinent facts. Take a positive approach to relationships and how you deal with people who are different from you. Let the uniqueness of others shape what’s to come. 2 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put your heart into finishing what you start. Dedication and discipline will win out when it comes to outmaneuvering anyone who tries to compete with you. Use your resources wisely, and be careful when dealing with situations that pose health risks. 4 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Monitor what’s being said and done. Stick to the facts, and don’t tolerate exaggeration or aggression. Concentrate on what and who matter to you, and change only what will improve your life substantially. Romance is favored and will enhance your life. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Be a witness, not a participant. Protect against loss, illness or misguided individuals trying to tamper with your life. Be true to yourself and your dreams, hopes and wishes. Focus on home improvement and expanding your interests. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Choose your words carefully. Leave nothing to chance, and don’t risk your reputation or position. Focus on what matters to you most. Sort out any lingering problems that need to be addressed before moving forward with your plans. 3 stars
Birthday Baby: You are dedicated, loyal and steadfast. You are compassionate and friendly.
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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