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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CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Shaquille O'Neal, 49; Connie Britton, 54; D.L. Hughley, 58; Rob Reiner, 74.
Birthday Baby: You are passionate, forceful and demanding. You are sensitive and calculating.
Happy Birthday: Take what others say or do in stride. Aim to bring out the best in everyone and everything, but don't be susceptible to those who don't speak the truth. Educate yourself to ensure that you get your facts straight before you decide to make a personal attack. Be accountable for your actions and ready to do your part. Preparation promotes a better life. Your numbers are 9, 17, 20, 26, 37, 43, 46.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Favors will come your way, but before you accept, ask what it will cost. You are better off taking matters into your own hands, even if it takes you a little longer to reach your objective. Don't share personal or sensitive information. 5 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Look inward; consider what you can do to improve who you are, the way you look and what you have to offer. Focus on self-improvement, not trying to change others. Persuasive tactics will fail if you are misleading or exaggerate. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emotions will run high, and problems will prevail if you don't accept the truth and adjust to the changes going on around you. Discipline and intelligence will be your best alternatives. Don't take health risks or lie to someone you love. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do what you need to get ahead without overspending or taking on responsibilities that you aren't capable of doing. A personal change will improve your relationship with someone you love. Be sure to follow through with your promises. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Ignore what others do; concentrate on what you want to do. Share your feelings with someone you love, find out where you stand and make plans that will help you reach a personal goal. Avoid situations that require shared expenses. 5 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep a lid on a situation that has the potential to explode. Be a good listener, and make moderate, simple and easy adjustments for everyone involved to accept. Choose to keep the peace, show respect and nurture meaningful relationships. 2 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Check your options, establish what's possible and make your move. Put your time and energy where they will do the most good. Your contribution will be recognized and rewarded. Avoid an emotional confrontation with a friend, relative or peer. 4 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stick close to home, and protect what's yours. A change may not be welcome, but in the end, it will benefit you. Bide your time. Don't share personal information. Observe what others do and say, and focus on personal and self-improvement. 4 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Cut costs, pay attention to how you handle your money and put more thought into saving, moderation and doing what's best for you. Refuse to let someone sweet-talk you into something that isn't in your best interest. Know when to say no. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Do what's necessary to protect against being taken advantage of. Don't give anyone access to your personal affairs, investments or passwords. You can love someone, but you are better off playing it safe until he or she earns your trust and respect. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An opportunity you encounter will have strings attached. Ask questions, be smart and do your due diligence before you commit. A friend or relative will require help. Your assistance will be insightful and rewarding. Don't spend unnecessarily. 4 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep your business to yourself. Search for alternatives before making a decision. Know what you are up against, and oversee every detail. Anger will not solve a pending problem; practical thought and initiative will encourage success and greater freedom. 2 stars