CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Missy Franklin, 20; Kenan Thompson, 37; Bono, 55; Donovan, 69.

Happy Birthday: You will face obstacles that may confuse you. Step back and consider what you enjoy doing most. Letting go of old habits can be daunting, but also fruitful. Embrace an opportunity to be free of all the responsibilities and burdens you carry. It’s time to take care of your needs and spend time fulfilling your dreams. Your numbers are 2, 13, 17, 20, 27, 31, 48.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your charm, enthusiasm and desire to help will assist you in pursuing a cause. Make contributions to a foundation that you feel can help bring about the changes necessary to make worthwhile improvements. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Think before you let your emotions take over, which could lead to an unsavory situation that you’ll regret. Now is not the time to be stubborn — it’s the time to participate in developing your own interests through education, travel or networking pursuits. 2 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your inquisitive way of approaching people who have information you want will lead to an interesting and unexpected development. Share your thoughts and you will spark the imagination of an influential individual with something to contribute to your plans. 5 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stop thinking about what everyone else is doing and pursue your own dreams. Check out unusual events, trade shows or other avenues that could lead to different but effective ways to approach a new endeavor. Personal improvements will make a difference. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Trying to bring about change will set off someone’s emotions. You are best to get consent before you embark on changes that may not be welcome by everyone. Present what you have to offer, including incentives to ensure you don’t face opposition. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Actions will be all it takes to get your way. Don’t waste your time talking to someone who is just humoring you. It’s important to stay active if you want to get ahead or make a change. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Travel, communicate and spend time with an older or more experienced individual. Don’t let a personal issue stop you from pursuing your goals. If someone doesn’t love you enough to let you chase a dream, reconsider the relationship. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You will find it impossible to please the ones you love. Focus on what you know you can accomplish and please yourself instead. Make this a productive day, not one that is wasted arguing a moot point. Develop ideas and invest in yourself. 2 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Use your persuasive tactics to get what you want. Display your skills and offer what you can to those who have something to contribute to your plans. A worthwhile partnership will help you reach the level of success you desire. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Keep your plans simple so others can see your vision and participate. Don’t worry if someone backs out of a deal. Focus on getting things done with or without the help you ask for. It’s up to you to make things happen. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Speak up and show your sensitive side. Ask questions, get answers and make choices that will ensure you are taken care of properly. A change in the way you earn your living will lead to greater stability and opportunity. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t put too much trust in someone else’s endeavor. Work for yourself and you won’t be let down or disappointed. You have what it takes to follow through with your own ideas, so ignore anyone who discourages or criticizes your choices. 3 stars

Birthday Baby: You are charming, original and enthusiastic. You are a perfectionist.

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