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: Alicia Keys, 42; Mia Kirshner, 48; Ana Ortiz, 52; Jenifer Lewis, 66.
Birthday Baby: You are curious, adaptable and experimental. You are creative and mysterious.
Happy Birthday: Take a different approach to life, love and happiness. You'll discover something that captures your heart and encourages you to dedicate more time to personal growth and building a solid base that will protect you from negativity. Recognize how far you've come, and learn to love yourself and be proud of your accomplishments. Everything will fall into place. Your numbers are 5, 9, 14, 28, 33, 38, 44.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your help will be pivotal in getting something in return. Keep up the excellent work, and don't hesitate to take what's yours. An unexpected change may daunt you at first, but the result will be better than anticipated. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Protect against injury and illness. When you need answers, go directly to the source. Summarize your options and sign up for classes or events that will broaden your outlook and help you make the most of your talents and time. 4 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Turn on the charm, pump up the enthusiasm and make things happen. How you go about your business will interest someone who may also want to take advantage of you. Don't be too quick to give away your secrets or connections. 2 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Listen and gather facts, then consider outcomes and the best way to navigate your way through turmoil. Distance yourself from anyone looking for a fight or trying to get you to do something for their benefit. Choose love over discord. 2 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Helping others will enrich your life. Physical activity, charity events and challenges will lead to acknowledgment. Being in the know will encourage others to consider you for something that will help you gain respect. Celebrate your good fortune with someone you love. 5 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Uncertainty is the enemy. When in doubt, fact-check and proceed down the path that you find welcoming. Feeling good about your decisions because you did your homework will alleviate stress and encourage you to finish what you started. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Bounce your ideas back and forth before you share your thoughts with others. Take the liberty to put someone at ease by offering your services, and you'll make a significant difference to someone in need and attract positive attention. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You'll meet someone new or get the chance to do something you've never done. Participating in events that challenge and motivate you to expand your awareness or skills will also lead to a window of opportunity. 5 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Size up situations quickly and keep moving. Being gullible will leave you in a compromising position. Don't get into a debate that you cannot win. Let your actions represent who you are, what you are willing to do and where you draw the line. 2 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Distance yourself from manipulative, controlling people. Stick close to home and make changes that add to your comfort and help you lower your overhead. An unusual offer will tempt you. Verify the information before you commit. 4 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't waste time. Look at a challenge to show off your skills and talents. Don't mislead others regarding money or what you are willing to contribute. A personal pick-me-up will boost your ego and encourage you to be playful with someone you love. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Search for answers. Play fairly, and don't let anger cause a feud with a friend, relative or peer. Be direct about what you are willing to do for others before you begin. Don't take part in gossip, or you'll damage your reputation. 3 stars