Published February 17. 2013 4:00AM
Happy Birthday: Forward motion will be required. Recognize how you can contribute to any job, group or endeavor you take part in and you will make new acquaintances. Let your intuition guide you when it comes to partnerships. Your ability to act quickly will spare you from loss. Stay in control instead of being controlled. Your numbers are 4, 17, 21, 25, 32, 38, 41.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Take the high road when faced with adversity. Offering information and being helpful will be your ticket to success. An interesting partnership will help you out mentally, emotionally and financially. Make romance the highlight of your day. 3 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Get involved in something that you feel passionate about. Take a leadership position and prepare to face any challenge or opposition you meet head-on. Your courage will not go unnoticed and will lead to an interesting encounter with someone special. 3 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Do your own thing and back away from anyone who is trying to control you. A lack of respect and trust is apparent. Before you help someone, find out if the recipient is as deserving as you are led to believe. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Take hold of whatever situation you face. Voice your opinion and refer to past experiences to make your point. Don't let a creative opportunity pass you by because you are lacking in motivation. Once you begin, you will be glad you did. 4 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It's fine to have plenty of ideas, but if you don't follow through with at least some of them, the time spent mulling over them will be a waste. Your thoughts must be followed by actions if you want to excel. 2 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't take someone else's word. Investigate what's being said and find out firsthand how you can deal with any changes that might influence your life. Staying on top of what's happening will make a difference. 2 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Socialize, attend a conference or communicate from the heart with someone you love. A little time spent updating your look or boosting your confidence will help you present what you want and who you are with pizzazz and passion. 3 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Size up your situation as well as anyone influencing your life. Wager the consequence of making a personal change. The outcome may be costly if you don't go about doing things in accordance with the standards you usually live by. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put love, pampering and having fun first. You deserve a break and should follow your heart when it comes to love and romance. Changes at home will be beneficial and contribute to maintaining a positive attitude and a brighter future. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don't jump just because someone puts demands on you. Separate your emotions from what you know you must do and proceed without hesitation. Practical application will help you cut your losses and allow you to make improvements. Don't back down. 5 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Listen, but don't make decisions based on what someone tells you. Emotional ups and downs can be expected, causing you to appear inconsistent or out of control. Keep your feelings a secret and observe what's going on around you with caution. 2 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don't go overboard and you will get your way. Look over contracts or your personal papers and you will find a way to save money. A chance to use your talent must be displayed. Someone will recognize what you have to offer. 4 stars
Birthday Baby: You are inventive and popular. You are insightful and a team player.