CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Nicki Minaj, 30; Ian Somerhalder, 34; Dominic Monaghan, 36; Teri Hatcher, 48.
Birthday Baby: You are reserved, observant and secretive. Your goal is to protect.
Happy Birthday: You will only have yourself to blame if you allow others to dictate what happens to you. Focus on your strengths, go after your goals and you will surpass any test you face. It's up to you to be your own guide and to journey to your destination safely. Your numbers are 9, 16, 20, 26, 34, 37, 48.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Erratic behavior will not help you make a point or win you favors. Consistency, especially where money and the way you treat people are involved, will determine how well you are liked and respected. Positive action will get better results. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep your emotions tucked away to avoid interference from those trying to disrupt your plans. Showing your concern for those less fortunate will raise your profile. Your relationship with someone special will be enhanced. Your intuition will not lead you astray. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Plan to socialize and enjoy entertainment provided by a group you belong to or a company you work for. Enjoy interacting with colleagues and you will make an impression that will help you advance. Someone competitive will show signs of jealousy. 5 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Shopping or personal changes that will update your current look or style will turn out well. A unique look that shows creativity and youthfulness will attract compliments. Children and elders will want to discuss ideas and personal possibilities. 2 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Careful who you trust and rely on to handle personal requests. A disappointment is apparent that will leave you in a predicament. Added responsibilities must be taken care of in a unique and swift manner if you don't want your plans ruined. 4 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Discuss your plans openly. Travel about visiting friends, colleagues or those you may not get to see during the end-of-year festivities. Shopping will lead to a special gift that will please someone you love. Your love life will be enriched. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Get back to your roots. Visit people you haven't seen in a long time or attend a reunion that will allow you to share your stories and re-evaluate your progress. A change in the way you feel about someone will surprise you. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Listen to what's being said, but don't let someone persuade you to follow a path that doesn't suit you. Stick to your own game plan and you will develop a perfect scenario that will improve your personal and professional future. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You won't see situations clearly. The information you require to decipher what's going on will be withheld. Don't make a move until you are certain that you have covered every angle and you will not suffer any losses. Stick close to home. 4 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You'll size up situations quickly and know instinctively how to proceed. Your insight and expertise won't let you down as long as you don't let an emotional matter take over, causing you to make an impulsive move. 2 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stick to the truth and what you know and do best. You will be held accountable for what unfolds and must make sure you execute with precision what you've been asked to do. Don't let a personal matter lead you off track. 5 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Study the prospects offered and decide what course of action is most suitable. Preparation will play a major role in your future. By putting down a solid base now, you will attract growing interest in what you propose to do next. 3 stars