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Thursday, November 8

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Jack Osbourne, 27; Parker Posey, 44; Courtney Thorne-Smith, 45; Bonnie Raitt, 63.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Maintenance will be required. Double-check what you do and who and what you are responsible for. You mustn’t leave anything to chance if you want to advance. Don’t act on emotions. Get the facts and sum up whatever situation you face before you react. Strive to do and be your very best. Your numbers are 2, 7, 13, 24, 32, 37, 40.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Staying active is key. Exploring new avenues and discovering information that will help you make financial gains or finalize a settlement, contract or investment will pay off. Love is highlighted. Reconnecting with people from your past will be enlightening.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Think outside the box. Check out new interests. Positive thought and action will bring excellent results. Love is simple; don’t make it so complex. Settle into a routine that will enable you to show stability, discipline and good intentions.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Not everyone is on your side. Don’t share your thoughts and plans. Have a secondary plan ready and know ahead of time what your bottom line is. The quicker you resolve negative situations, the sooner you can get back on track.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Strut your stuff and share your thoughts. Socializing, networking and discovering what’s available that can help you excel will lead to an interesting turn of events. Dependents will offer wise suggestions that should be considered.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Be careful how you approach personal change. Not everyone in your life will be on the same page as you when it comes to how you should proceed emotionally, financially or physically. Talk is cheap and will help you sort out what’s best.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Participate in activities that get you pumped up and ready to make a difference. A challenge will motivate you to make a life-altering change. Listen to what’s being offered and respond diplomatically. Don’t let your emotions get you into trouble.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Mobility and versatility will help you get ahead. Posturing and playing to win will keep you in the game. Love is in the stars. Being vocal about what you want and expect from someone in your life will bring you personal rewards.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A serious attitude coupled with originality and discipline will lead to an interesting offer, but before you settle for what’s being suggested, you are best to consider what you are worth and if you need to defer to others.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Update your look and you will boost your confidence. Don’t let the changes going on around you cause self-doubt. Prepare for new beginnings. It’s up to you to pave the way for others who would like to follow in your footsteps.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Stick to work and finding original ways to market what you have to offer. Not everyone will be in agreement with the way you do things, but you must follow the path that works for you. Avoid making personal changes of any kind.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Getting involved in a cause you believe in will lead to working with interesting people. The connections you make will have an impact on the way you handle your financial affairs in the future. Make home improvements that will ease your stress.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t say anything if you cannot give an honest opinion. Walk away from anyone trying to put you on the spot regarding a situation you face at work or in your personal life. The less said, the better. Avoid excessive behavior.

Birthday Baby: You are a doer and an organizer. You are precise and punctual.