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Monday, January 28

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ariel Winter, 15; Elijah Wood, 32; Sarah McLachlan, 45; Frank Darabont, 54.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Face whatever problems come your way head-on. The longer you let things fester, the harder it will be to move forward in a positive direction. Make this year count by turning it into a transitional period that leads to your victory. Be honest, creative and determined to do what’s best for you as well as those you love. Your numbers are 8, 10, 16, 24, 31, 38, 43.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Look at the relationships you are in and decide which are complimentary and which are not. Call in favors and make the most of the connections you have developed in the past. Put your dreams, hopes and wishes at the top of your list.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are likely to face opposition. You will have to do things on your own if you want to reach your goals without interference. Not everyone you meet will be honest regarding motives or what they have to offer.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Pick and choose what you do according to your needs, not someone else’s. It’s important to express how you feel if you want to get ahead. A personal matter can easily get blown out of proportion.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You have more options than you realize. Don’t settle for less when you clearly want more. Use your imagination and you will find a way to get what you want. Take the initiative to make things happen.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Change is heading your way. Embrace what’s being offered and you will end up in charge. Be honest about your financial position and don’t promise what you can’t deliver. Everything will ride on how practical and reliable you are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Emotions will surface and truth will be of utmost importance. Pick up all the information you can that will help you avoid looking unprofessional. Don’t be afraid to give anything you pursue your own unique touch.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t wait for others to do things for you. Be first in line to make a move and you will secure your position. A change of pace or location will help you see your personal and professional situation from a new perspective.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can afford to be different. Walk away from anyone who wants you to conform or give in to a lifestyle that doesn’t work for you. Don’t limit your possibilities by trying to please others. It’s up to you to do your own thing.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Travel, communication and trying your hand at something you would like to do for a living will all play in your favor. Embrace any alterations being made in your personal life and you will impress someone you love.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Money, health and legal matters must be taken care of. Unforeseen change will make it difficult for you to get what you want if you have too much clutter in your life. Stay on top of every situation you face.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll have to address past regrets before you can move forward. Discipline will be required in order to pursue new goals. Focus on home, family and future security. Don’t let emotions stand in the way of what must be done.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Not everyone will be upfront with you. Ferret out secret information in order to keep the upper hand. Love is in the stars, but honesty regarding your current situation will be necessary if you want to start something new. Face facts head-on.

Birthday Baby: You are intuitive, motivated and a humanitarian. You demand attention.

Astrological forecasts should be read for entertainment only. Predictions have no reliable basis in fact.