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: Nikki Reed, 34; Derek Hough, 37; Trent Reznor, 57; Craig Ferguson, 60.
Birthday Baby: You are charming, playful and friendly. You are demonstrative and generous.
Happy Birthday: Put greater emphasis on health and emotional well-being -- schedule time for relaxation, creative endeavors, personal growth and fitness. Surround yourself with people who put a smile on your face. Call the shots, set the stage for a year filled with self-improvements that make you feel and look your best, and achieve a healthy lifestyle. Romance is on the rise. Your numbers are 9, 12, 21, 26, 33, 38, 42.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Invest in your future. Supplement your qualifications, update your look and prepare to promote what you want to do next. Don't limit what you can do; follow through with your plans. A healthy attitude will prompt others to join your quest. 5 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Consider what others expect of you, and address your responsibilities head-on. Leave nothing to chance or up to others to complete. Keep your money and important papers and passwords tucked away someplace safe. Change what isn't working for you, then move forward. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Participate in something that concerns you. You can make a difference if you speak up and offer concrete solutions. Don't trust anyone promising the impossible or delivering vague responses. Show your willingness to work hard, and you'll get the backing you need. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put on a happy face, even if you find someone irritating. It's amazing what a positive attitude can do when you're faced with cranky people. Pitch in, keep busy and show compassion, and you'll make a difference and set an example. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Choose your associates wisely. Listen carefully and be resourceful. Follow through and get the facts. Take responsibility for your actions and words, and live up to your promises. Self-improvement projects will earn compliments. 5 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Open your mind and learn. A change of attitude will give you a new take on an old situation or relationship. Pick up the pace and say what's on your mind. Clearing sensitive issues tactfully will ward off an untimely vendetta. 2 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Open topics of conversation that need addressing. Show compassion, but don't let anyone take advantage of you. Keep your money and possessions tucked away someplace safe. Change things around at home to better suit your needs. Comfort and convenience will pay off. 4 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Call the shots and do things your way. Don't waste time trying to convince others to follow your lead. If someone doesn't like your decisions, give them the freedom to take a different path. Avoid emotional spending. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Distance yourself from people who take you for granted. Put more time and effort into domestic responsibilities and personal growth. Make improvements to your surroundings or clear a space to relax or take on a creative pursuit. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be secretive regarding finances, contracts or medical issues. Focus on changes that improve your lifestyle or drum up worthy connections at networking events. Take better care of your health, and avoid a run-in with a friend or lover. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You'll attract unique people and opportunities, but before deciding to change your life, do your research. If you act on hype alone, disappointment will follow. Know what you are up against, and use your intelligence to outmaneuver anyone who opposes you. 4 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful not to offend someone. Choose your words wisely and concentrate on doing what's right. Unique action will have greater validity than empty promises. Control your emotions, work on yourself and don't try to change others. 2 stars