CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jordin Sparks, 32; Brooke Nevin, 39; Ralph Fiennes, 59; Diane Sawyer, 76.
Happy Birthday: Work with people heading in a similar direction. Walk away from dead ends and situations that limit what you want to achieve. Set goals, and adjust as you move forward. Consider every angle, and pursue the path that favors your success. Do your own thing, and develop partnerships that show promise and offer respect. Personal growth and self-improvement are featured. Your numbers are 7, 10, 22, 24, 31, 38, 45.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Enjoy the company of people who share your concerns and interests. A festive event will allow you to network with someone who can influence your career. Be entertaining, understanding and optimistic, and you’ll dismiss anything that might hold you back. 5 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Insecurities and negativity will get you down. Walk away from people who are critical and divisive. Set new rules and standards that will help you head into the new year with optimism and reasonable goals. Choose intelligence over emotional disruptions. 2 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be a help, not a hindrance. Put your energy into domestic and relationship improvements. Show how much you care by showing concern and offering to do your fair share. Follow through and live up to the promises you make. Explore your options. 4 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Don’t let gift-giving disgruntle you. Put a limit on spending, and set your sights on things you can afford. It’s the thought, not the amount you spend, that will put a smile on someone’s face. Tie up loose ends. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your emotions will vary due to outside influences. Maintain dignity and common sense, regardless of what others do or say. Put your heart and soul into something under your control, and ignore what is out of your jurisdiction. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): How you relate to others will make a difference in how they treat you. A positive attitude, kind gesture and patience will win favors and gain respect. A physical or personal change will be enlightening and help you see possibilities. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take care of unfinished business. If you count on others, you will be disappointed. Look for an opportunity to show what you have to offer. Problems at home will develop due to a lack of information. Understand the dilemma before you react. 4 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): An emotional debate with a loved one will fester if you are indecisive. Gather facts and take a stance to avoid being cornered by someone trying to take advantage of you. Trust your intuition; it won’t let you down. 2 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Set limits and stick to your budget. Put in place last-minute preparations that will position you for a brighter future. Follow your heart and commit to a plan. Don’t put contracts on hold; make up your mind and proceed. 5 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Fix up your surroundings, and enjoy the comfort of home. The changes you make should ease stress, not add to your anxiety. Stop worrying and start enjoying what life has to offer. Attitude is everything; choose to be positive and happy. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Study situations thoroughly before you act. How you deal with partners, colleagues or superiors will lead to change. You want to ensure that what takes place is beneficial and positions you for a brighter future. Put your heart on the line. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A lifestyle change is overdue. Consider what makes you feel good about yourself and optimistic about the direction you are heading, and put a strategy in place. It’s time to make comparisons and to negotiate with someone who can contribute. 3 stars
Birthday Baby: You are persistent, challenging and intense. You are thoughtful and resourceful.
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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