CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Marcia Cross, 56; Sarah Jessica Parker, 53; Elton John, 71; Aretha Franklin, 76.
Birthday Baby: You are emotional, contentious and defensive. You are protective and assertive.
Happy Birthday: Move forward with compassion, understanding and the intent to make things better. Being in denial or refusing to deal with each issue as it surfaces will only make matters worse. Look at the big picture and prepare to do whatever it takes to make a difference and to protect what’s important to you. Love outweighs negativity and confrontation. Your numbers are 8, 14, 23, 28, 32, 43, 45.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Emotions will be difficult to control. Think before you say something you’ll regret. It won’t be as easy to fix a regretted mistake as in the past. Listen to complaints and criticism, and make an effort to bring about positive change. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You’ll face opposition if you are too open about your plans. Work out any problems before you share or try to put your plans into motion. Problems with siblings, friends or neighbors can be expected. Live by the rules. 4 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): How you earn your living is about to change. Trying to hold on to something that no longer belongs to you will stand in the way of new beginnings and marking out your territory in an area that offers greater success. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): The sweetest revenge is your own success. Don’t waste your time arguing a moot point when it’s what you accomplish that will make the difference. Outsmart any adversary you encounter by being a doer and an advocate for those who can’t. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Someone may be hiding something from you. Be patient but observant and you will discover what’s shaking the foundation of a relationship that means a lot to you. Kindness and honesty will be required. Personal growth is encouraged. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll have to be on your toes when dealing with people who use emotional tactics in order to take advantage of you. You can outsmart anyone looking for a handout if you are prepared to offer suggestions rather than cash. 4 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t make a move or say anything until you have time to consider every angle of a situation that is unfolding. Someone may disappoint you, but the reason isn’t likely to be as daunting as you think. Show compassion and understanding. 2 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Alter your life because you want to, not because someone else is choosing to do so. A problem with a relative, child or close friend will leave you feeling at odds about how to handle his or her actions or affairs. 5 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There will be a tug-of-war when it comes to possessions or assets and how you handle personal financial, legal and medical matters. A problem regarding a parent or child is best handled with care and compassion. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Listen, be pleasant, but don’t get involved in a deal that is impractical because family or a close friend is begging you to take part. Share your concerns and opt out regardless of what others do or say. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Pick and choose who you spend your time with. Engaging in activities with people who are demanding, challenging or aggressively competitive will not ease your stress. Catching up on your reading or kicking back with someone you love is preferable. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Take part in events that will benefit a cause you believe in or someone you care about. Offering support, positive reinforcement and a nonjudgmental attitude will give you insight into what’s at the root of a problem. 5 stars