By Eugenia Last
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jaimie Alexander, 37; Aaron Eckhart, 53; Courtney B. Vance, 61; Liza Minnelli, 75.
Happy Birthday: Channel your energy wisely this year. Stay focused on what you are trying to achieve. Refuse to let anyone take advantage of you or what you have to offer. Look for ways to use your skills to gain access into a group, company or position that allows you to expand your knowledge and improve your earning potential or acquire personal gains. Your numbers are 3, 11, 18, 26, 34, 38, 45.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Set your sights on what you can accomplish, and stop worrying about what everyone else is doing. Leave nothing to chance when dealing with bureaucracy. Pay attention to detail, and go about your business. Preparation is priceless. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Stand firm and follow through with your plans. Don’t feel bad if someone doesn’t tag along; it’s up to you to make things work and find your joy. When one door closes, another will open. Be receptive to new beginnings. 4 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll find it difficult to separate your feelings from what you know to be accurate and what you have to do. Be realistic, prepare to work diligently toward your goal and be proud of your accomplishments. Don’t fold under pressure. 2 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Step into the spotlight and take over. How you present your plans will make a difference in the amount of help you receive. A money matter is likely to fall short if you count on someone unpredictable. 4 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Alter your life because it’s what you want, not because someone pressures you. Connect with people who bring out the best in you. Let go of what isn’t working for you, and make cutbacks that lower your overhead. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Communication will bring good results. Ask questions and listen to the response you get, and you’ll come up with concrete plans that will improve your life and your relationship with someone who can contribute to your long-term goals. Romance is favored. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Pour your energy into something that excites you. The more you accomplish, the better you will feel about yourself and your future. Pursue information, start something new and associate with people who share your beliefs and interests. Self-improvement will boost your confidence. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Less talk and more action are required. Remove the clutter from your life, and focus on what’s best for you. Physical and emotional changes will take place if you set up a routine geared toward better health. Make personal growth a priority. 5 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep your emotions under control when dealing with personal matters and people who are manipulative. Be smart, disciplined and moderate when temptation puts you to the test. Choose friends and partners carefully to avoid disappointment and setbacks. Protect your reputation. 2 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You’ll gain insight into something you want to pursue. Start to make the changes that will help you use your skills, experience and knowledge in a new and exciting way. Set high standards and goals. Romance will enhance your love life. 4 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Keep an open mind, but don’t make an impulsive move because someone else does. Listen to your voice of reason, set boundaries and do what makes you feel comfortable. A joint venture isn’t in your best interest. Do your own thing. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Emotions will flare up if someone takes advantage of you. It’s in your best interest not to be too accommodating. Don’t worry if someone likes you; demand respect before you get involved in a joint venture. Discipline will pay off. 3 stars
Birthday Baby: You are generous, resourceful and kind. You are persuasive and imaginative.
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.