Published February 01. 2013 4:00AM
Happy Birthday: Hard work now will pay off later. Educational pursuits, travel or making a move to a geographical area that offers greater opportunity is encouraged. Striving for dreams that have been out of reach in the past will boost your enthusiasm and attract interest from individuals who can contribute to your future goals. Personal improvements are highlighted. Your numbers are 5, 12, 23, 34, 39, 41, 49.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): New connections will lead to greater opportunities. Call in favors, join organizations that interest you, and most of all open up and be receptive to suggestions and people that approach you for various reasons. Romance is in the stars. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Take care of business. Don't leave your responsibilities for someone else to deal with. You can talk all you want about doing something, but until you actually do, it's all conjecture. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look at your options and make wise choices. It's up to you to avoid deception and excess in order to have a clear-cut shot at advancement. Opportunity through networking, socializing and colleagues is apparent. Reach for the stars in love, financial matters and work. 5 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Step away from those putting pressure on you. Follow your own path and delve into creative projects that allow you to use your skills and talents fully. Don't make changes just because someone else does. 2 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll question or be questioned about your personal life and relationships. Honesty is the best policy, but only offer what's necessary. Avoid compromising your financial position. Speak from the heart, but only offer so much. Positive change is on the horizon. 4 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You must be a participant if you want to get ahead. Put your best foot forward and indulge in a little social activity with peers, colleagues or people who share your interests. Don't just talk about your ideas and plans -- get things up and running. 3 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep life simple. Having a positive attitude will help you keep opposition at arms' length, giving you the chance to follow a path that is more suitable to you. Problems at home are best left alone for now. You need time to think. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You'll be faced with domestic issues that must be addressed in order for you to feel comfortable about your plans for the future. Honesty will be necessary and will make a difference when it comes to figuring out the best way to proceed. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Lots of talk is fine, but you must follow through if you don't want to make a poor impression. Finding a new or more interesting way to earn extra cash will help build your confidence as well as your reputation. Romantic opportunities are present. 4 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotional issues will escalate if you don't address the existing problems. Think outside the box and you will come up with a workable solution that will suit everybody's needs. You can do with less if you budget and organize wisely. 2 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Discipline will pay off and help you get ahead personally. Changes at home as well as reviewing contracts, settlements or financial matters will pleasantly surprise you. You can head down a new path that shows greater promise. Romance is on the rise. 5 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Be careful where you leave your possessions or cash. Protecting your assets from someone looking for a handout will be necessary. Don't be judgmental of others, but look out for your interests. Too much of anything will be your downfall. 3 stars
Birthday Baby: You are changeable, original and serious-minded. Your vision is clear.