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.
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ryan Phillippe, 47; Colin Firth, 61; Amy Irving, 68; Joe Perry, 71.
Birthday Baby: You are powerful, unique and persuasive. You are sensitive and friendly.
Happy Birthday: Catch your breath, then get ready to spin whatever comes your way into an exciting adventure. Explore the possibilities, and expand every detail that will encourage growth. Embrace trends and align yourself with those heading in a similar direction. It's time to take hold of whatever situation you encounter and turn it into something positive, sustainable and lucrative. Your numbers are 7, 13, 24, 29, 32, 38, 44.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Proceed with an idea, and you won't be disappointed. Join forces with someone you love and trust, and gain momentum. What you set out to do will encourage a better relationship and a joint venture to help you achieve long-term goals. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Emotional matters will fester if you ignore what's happening around you. Consider your choices, and make arrangements that will protect you, regardless of what others do or say. Look out for your interests, and make moderation a priority. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Create opportunities to impress and gain recognition. Be aware of the competition and the changes being made that can interfere with your plans. Think ahead, and prepare to outmaneuver anyone who gets in your way. Stick to the truth to avoid setbacks. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Do your best to stay out of trouble. Listen carefully and digest information without retaliating. Don't pick a fight or spend time with people eager to upset you. Tidy up unfinished projects, and do something physical to alleviate pent-up energy. 2 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be observant, or you may end up in an emotional tiff with someone close to you. Choose your words carefully, and don't dismiss a plea for attention. Nurture what you have, and adjust if it will help to keep the peace. 2 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Address topics of conversation that address pending issues. Let go of the past, and make decisions that will allow you and those affected by the current situation the freedom to do what's best. Choose a positive path, and personal growth will follow. 4 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Find a way to eliminate debt. A reasonable plan can help ease stress and give you something to strive to accomplish. An exciting opportunity will evolve through a networking event or forum you join. An old acquaintance will make a noted suggestion. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep your feelings to yourself. Consider your options for home improvements that will lighten your load physically, emotionally and financially. Living a simple lifestyle will allow you more time to explore and expand your philosophy. Congregate with people who share your beliefs. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don't buckle under pressure. Use the experience and knowledge to outmaneuver anyone trying to take over or redirect you. Focus on self-improvement and helping a cause that concerns you. Romance will lift your spirits and bring you closer to someone you love. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are overdue for a change. Gather information and verify facts. Consider how much it will cost to follow a path that excites you, and budget your way through a window of opportunity that brings you high returns. 4 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't let responsibilities hold you hostage. Prepare to put everything to rest so you can move on to pastimes that offer an ultimate experience. Share your knowledge with someone who has something to offer in return. 2 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A financial mistake will limit what you can afford. Don't let anyone handle your financial, medical or legal affairs. Taking a hands-on approach to whatever concerns you will ensure that you come out on top. Leave nothing to chance. 5 stars