CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Dario Franchitti, 48; Polly Walker, 55; Grace Jones, 73; Pete Townshend, 76.
Happy Birthday: Take your time, gain perspective and proceed judiciously. A constructive approach to whatever you want to pursue this year will help you bypass a costly mistake. Self-control will encourage you to ward off temptation and prompt you to develop more efficient plans. Refuse to let anyone pressure you into something that isn’t conducive to reaching your long-term goal. Your numbers are 8, 12, 20, 28, 33, 36, 41.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Concentrate on personal gain, self-improvement and spending time with the people you love. The way you physically approach a project will make a difference to the way it turns out. Give your all, and you’ll get the most in return. 5 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A change may excite you, but before you proceed, check what’s involved and consider a route that offers less risk and stress. Put your energy where it counts, and keep your emotions out of the mix. Pay attention to hazardous health situations. 2 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Express your thoughts openly and honestly to avoid being left in a vulnerable position. Take control, and use the experience you have along with common sense to navigate your way forward. A disciplined attitude will help you make personal improvements. 4 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Think outside the box. Don’t feel tied to old ideas and concepts if you have a better idea. Expand your interests, mind and awareness. Collaborating with someone just as enthusiastic as you will help you reach your target goal quickly. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Control your emotions. Be realistic and honest about what you can and cannot do. Less talk and more action will make a lasting impression on someone who counts. Set goals, then proceed, regardless of who tags along and who doesn’t. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself, and you will accomplish what you set out to do without interference. Stick to what’s doable, and don’t make promises you cannot fulfill. The time, effort and muscle you put in will bring good results. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Chat about your dreams, hopes and wishes, and embrace the future with bright eyes and an open heart. Peace, love and understanding will get you much further than using force or making demands. Set goals and head to the finish line. 4 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Express your feelings. Find out where you stand, and make changes that will encourage you to follow the path that will bring you happiness and peace of mind. Clear up unfinished business, and move forward with anticipation. 4 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Emotional matters will spin out of control. Say less, observe more and don’t get involved in other people’s business, or you will turn into a scapegoat. Focus on personal gains, self-improvement and protecting what you’ve worked so hard to achieve. 2 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep emotional spending to a minimum. Make changes that encourage you to live within your means to ease the stress caused by unnecessary risks. Concentrate on engaging in activities that aren’t costly and bring you closer to someone you love. 5 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Revisit situations that puzzle you, and you’ll discover something that will help ease your mind. Discuss your wants and needs with someone who can help you figure out a way to improve your surroundings to excel. Romance is favored. 3 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep life simple, honest and cost-efficient. Don’t let anyone talk you into something that isn’t in your best interest. Focus on taking better care of yourself emotionally, mentally and physically. Let go of the past and move forward. 3 stars
Birthday Baby: You are demonstrative, playful and impatient. You are determined and proactive.
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.