CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Carson Daly, 49; Cyndi Lauper, 69; Meryl Streep, 73; Todd Rundgren, 74.
Happy Birthday: You’ll be a part of something new and exciting this year if you stick close to movers and shakers. Your insight and descriptive way of explaining what you want and what you see happening will make it easier to achieve your goals. Everything will fall into place once you focus on love, personal growth and your image. Your numbers are 8, 15, 26, 33, 37, 41, 48.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Recognize what and who you are up against, then adjust how you do things to avoid controversy. Don’t share too much information until you have enough feedback to ensure nothing can go wrong and you won’t be left in a vulnerable position. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): An energetic approach to whatever you do will help you outshine the competition. Use the element of surprise to keep everyone guessing and waiting to see what you’ll do next. Don’t argue with anyone in a position of authority. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your charismatic appeal will attract plenty of attention. Speak up, offer insight and adjust to fit trends. How you use your energy and dedicate your time will determine your success. You’ll receive insight into something that concerns you. 4 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take a minimalist approach to life, love and work. Don’t take on too much or expect too much in return. Look for alternative means and methods to ensure you reach your target without many obstacles. An unusual offer will cause uncertainty. 2 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Trust your instincts and share your thoughts. Speak up and protect yourself from pushy people trying to persuade you to do something that doesn’t feel right. Put to rest a challenge limiting your freedom or well-being before damage results. 5 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t buy into something unfamiliar to you. Knowing what you are up against is your best defense. A physical effort will make a difference in the way things unfold. Put your heart and soul into your dreams, hopes and wishes. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can talk your way in or out of anything if you use your intelligence. A positive attitude will draw attention, but exaggeration will cause problems if you can’t deliver your promises. Set reasonable requests and conditions to maintain consistency and success. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Clear up money matters. Stay away from joint ventures, shared expenses and discussions that can cost you emotionally or financially. Make health, fitness and meaningful relationships your priorities. Look for multiple solutions that will suit both you and others. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Get out and have fun. An energetic challenge will motivate you to take responsibility for your happiness and bring about positive changes at home that will make you feel good about yourself and how you live. 5 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotional anger will build if you can’t agree with a close associate. Take nothing for granted, and you won’t be disappointed. The more you do for yourself, the easier it will be to get what you want. Romance and home improvements are favored. 2 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put everything you’ve got into what you want to achieve. Invest in yourself and your skills, and you’ll find an exciting way to raise your earning potential. A romantic gesture will boost your morale and bring you closer to someone you love. 4 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take better care of yourself mentally and physically. Don’t take a risk or let someone put you in an awkward position. Rule out any situation that doesn’t seem fair or won’t help you make headway. Truth matters. 3 stars
Birthday Baby: You are charming, entertaining and kind. You are dynamic and playful.
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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