CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Idris Elba, 50; Rosie Perez, 58; Jane Curtin, 75; Swoosie Kurtz, 78.
Happy Birthday: Push forward with enthusiasm. Be the life of the party and the one with all the suggestions. Use your strengths, work on your weaknesses and strive to maintain balance. Select the key players in your life for the right reasons. Recognize your skills and attributes and use them to your advantage. Think before you act, and protect against illness and injury. Your numbers are 6, 13, 15, 24, 34, 41, 49.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your imagination will run wild. Don’t disregard the thoughts and images that come to mind. Turn your ideas into something new and exciting, but don’t go over budget or make decisions that cause problems with someone you love and respect. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get the ball rolling. If you wait, nothing will unfold the way you expect. Size up your situation, what you can change and the best way to proceed. Refuse to let anyone confuse you. Listen, but follow the path that feels right. 5 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Consider what you can do before you act. Keep your options open and adjust along the way to ensure you remain current and a contender when faced with competition. Don’t put your health or physical well-being in jeopardy. A quick response is favored. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t feel pressured to decide if you aren’t ready. A mistake or taking on more than you can handle will weigh heavy on your mind and influence your emotional well-being and relationships. Change begins with you. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Size up situations before you implement change. Keep the peace by remaining neutral until you have gathered enough information to continue. Understand the pros and cons, and counteract any negatives that surface with incentives and alternatives. Live up to your promises. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Volunteer, step forward and make a statement. Stand up for your rights, and recognize what you can do to contribute. Consider every angle of a situation, and you’ll find a simple, well-received solution. Romance is on the rise. 5 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Do your research, develop a strategy and put your plan in motion. A proposal will be difficult to turn down, and you should carefully consider your options before choosing your next move. Don’t jeopardize your physical well-being. Protect against injury and illness. 2 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Listen to your peers, and you’ll get a different perspective regarding what’s happening and how you can take advantage of an unfolding situation. A change of heart will help you let go of what’s no longer working for you. Embrace new beginnings. 4 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Tidy up loose ends, and pursue something that makes you happy. Establishing what’s best for you will help you put a plan in place that is foolproof and geared toward self-satisfaction. Recognize what’s possible and what you need help achieving. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll have a unique approach to spending, saving and earning cash. Pay attention to what others do and say, but follow the path that feels right. Market your skills to fill a niche that needs what you can offer. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t limit what you can do because someone keeps changing their mind. When left to your own devices, do what feels right and stop worrying about how others will react. Take responsibility for yourself. Personal growth is encouraged. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Put your energy where it will bring the highest return. Use your wisdom, expertise, physical strength and courage to finish things on time. Take precautions when faced with situations that are health risks. Romance is encouraged. 4 stars
Birthday Baby: You are playful, original and ambitious. You are receptive and optimistic.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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