CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Emily Browning, 33; C. Thomas Howell, 55; Tom Waits, 72; Ellen Burstyn, 89.
Happy Birthday: Put in the effort and you will reap the rewards. A fast pace, quick mind and creative imagination will take you where you want to go. It’s up to you to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way and to enjoy the life adjustments you make. Share your enthusiasm with others, and take a leadership position. Your numbers are 2, 12, 20, 29, 34, 37, 48.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Lean on someone who is always there for you. The added reinforcement will give you an edge. Be smart about the way you handle your peers, and you will gain respect and support that will tip the scale in your favor. 4 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep an open mind, but don’t take unnecessary risks that put you in a compromising position. A minimalist approach will save you time and money and help you avoid an argument with someone who can influence your status or reputation. 2 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Assess a situation, make your move and finish what you start. Living up to your word will help ward off criticism and interference. A steady pace and articulate plan will lead to victory. Refuse to let emotional manipulation slow you down. 5 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Map out what you can do before committing to something that may not be feasible. An act of kindness shouldn’t put you in a vulnerable position. Get your facts straight, and find a novel way to reach the specified requirements. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t tempt fate. Stick to a schedule, and take care of your responsibilities. Don’t get involved in gossip or show gullibility when dealing with peers. A resourceful approach will help you avoid wasting valuable time and letting someone make you look bad. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Mull things over. Be smart by easing into any change that comes your way; things will turn out better than anticipated. A networking event will pay off. Self-improvement will give you the boost you need to excel. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Consider what’s essential, and concentrate on keeping the peace and being honest about how you feel and what you plan to do next. Don’t let emotions stand in the way when it comes to your happiness, health and financial well-being. 2 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Do your part and make a difference. Look for solutions instead of complaining about what’s wrong. Change begins with you, and documenting everything will help you keep a tab on who does what and what helps the most. Romance is encouraged. 4 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Dive in, take charge and get things done. Take the initiative, and you will turn an idea into something concrete. Refuse to let someone’s negativity or misleading rhetoric come between you and what you are trying to accomplish. Finish what you start. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Concentrate on getting things done on time. Use your imagination, and you’ll find a way to outmaneuver anyone who tries to compete with you. Use your physical attributes to your advantage. Don’t exaggerate or make unrealistic promises. Truth matters. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): A last-minute change will limit what you can do, causing doubt and stress. Have a backup plan in place before you commit to someone or something that has the potential to run amok. Keep your goals as simple as possible. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t let anyone take advantage of your kindness and generosity. Offer only what you can afford and what will not compromise you mentally, emotionally or financially. A little romance will lighten the mood and enhance a meaningful relationship. 3 stars
Birthday Baby: You are unique, resourceful and open-minded. You are passionate and impulsive.
Star guide: 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.