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: Carey Mulligan, 37; Kylie Minogue, 54; Christa Miller, 58; Gladys Knight, 78.
Birthday Baby: You are demonstrative, organized and imaginative. You are energetic and determined.
Happy Birthday: Do your due diligence. Take a leadership position, and be clear about what you want to see happen. Set the pace, and call on those you trust to uphold the same level of perfection that you offer. Set the stage for a year filled with accomplishments, love, laughter and the success you desire. Don't put someone else in charge of your happiness. Your numbers are 7, 13, 21, 25, 33, 39, 42.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put your best foot forward and take control. Set high standards, offer precise instructions and oversee every detail. Put your reputation on the line, and you'll come out a winner. Market your talents, and live up to your promises. Self-improvement is featured. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You'll find it difficult to hide your emotions. Proceed alone if it will help you get things done on time to your specifications. Don't fret about what others do; focus on what you do, and make sure it's your best. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Doors will open if you get involved in projects or causes that you feel you can help. An energetic approach will make others want to pitch in and help you achieve your goal. A personal gain is within reach, and romance is encouraged. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take pride in what you do, but don't go overboard. Plan your actions and follow through with precision. Offer help, and be the one to make a difference. Kind words and gestures will set a precedent for others to follow. 2 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take care of your responsibilities. Acting, instead of talking about what you will do, will help you gain the respect you deserve. Be open to suggestions and prepared to try new things. Make fitness and overall health your priorities. 2 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Change what makes you unhappy. Don't wait for someone to do the work for you. A change will lift your spirits and point you in a positive direction. Don't feel you have to overspend; make do with what you have. 5 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Bide your time. Initiate a strategy that is safe, cost-efficient and stress-free. Take a minimalist approach to the way you live and what you do; you'll realize what makes you happy. Invest more time and money in yourself. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): What you should do and want to do will perplex you if you neglect your responsibilities. Being bogged down with unfinished business will weigh heavy on you emotionally or financially. Take the initiative to tie up loose ends. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): State what you are willing to do or spend before you agree to participate in a joint venture. Spend more time tending to domestic and personal matters before you offer to take on responsibilities that don't belong to you. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Sign up for something that stimulates or challenges you mentally. Your participation and contribution will make an impression on someone of interest. Enjoy celebrating or spending downtime with someone you love. Romance and personal growth look promising. 5 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Evaluate your lifestyle. Consider what isn't working for you while also taking a look at the changes that will make your life better. Don't let someone make decisions for you. Consider what's best for you and follow through. 2 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You are in a better position than you realize. Don't put up with someone's negativity or manipulation. Consider what you enjoy doing and incorporate it into your daily routine. Speak up and make your plans clear to those trying to interfere. 4 stars