Published January 05. 2013 4:00AM
Happy Birthday: You'll have to zigzag through the challenges you face. Don't let emotional matters dictate what you can pursue. You must be true to yourself and at the same time fair to those who depend on you. Wager all the pros and cons and follow the path that will bring you the highest return. Don't let love cost you. Your numbers are 8, 14, 20, 29, 31, 39, 43.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Think twice before you make a commitment. An emotional experience will set you off but also make you think about how and what you can learn. Focus inward and you'll come up with a plan that will lead to positive improvements. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take a journey down a path that will refresh your memory regarding your past goals. Sometimes it takes a little pressure from the people who love you most to get back on track. Listen to good advice and you will bypass obstacles. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Discuss the ins and outs of whatever process you face at school, work or your personal life. Unless you recognize what's expected and required of you in order to advance in all aspects of life, you will stand still. Ulterior motives are present. 5 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You'll teeter between what you want to do and what you should do if you let your emotions take over. Look at what you have to gain by acting positively, and keep everyone's best interests in mind. Confidence and reputation are at stake. 2 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Too much of everything has probably caught up with you by now. Take a moment to reflect on how you entered the new year and what you expect to accomplish. You may end up with unexpected additional responsibilities. Discipline and preparation will be required. 4 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Enjoy what you have and be grateful for what's within reach. You have a fabulous chance to raise your profile and excel if you stick to your game plan and your budget. Don't let anyone talk you into a detour that is risky. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Avoid time spent at home or in a situation that is disruptive or negative. Protect your peace of mind and your physical wellness by putting your interests first. Enjoy some alone time or plan a special treat that pampers or entertains you. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Make arrangements to travel or to spend time with a friend, relative or your lover. Setting the stage for an enjoyable experience that you find motivating will help you gear up mentally, physically and emotionally for what's ahead. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Embrace the unexpected and the changes that develop personally and you will find a positive outlet for your energy. The direction you take now will send you down a path that will help you weed out dead weight or unnecessary excess. 4 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Personal problems will escalate. Avoid emotional confrontations that will change your direction or stifle your plans. Discipline and positive affirmation will get you much closer to the destination you had planned. Do your best to make love, not war. 2 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You need to build a stronger home base and better relationships with the people that mean the most to you. Putting time, money and effort into your surroundings will show your dedication and desire to make life better. 5 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Let your intuition guide you, and you will find the path that suits you best. A plan that helps you save for something important will impress someone you want to do more with in the future. Favors will be granted and old debts paid. 3 stars
Birthday Baby: You are an insightful dreamer. Strive to maintain balance.