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Monday, February 4

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Oscar De La Hoya, 40; Gabrielle Anwar, 43; Clint Black, 51; Alice Cooper, 65

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Challenges will try your patience, but a unique approach will eventually lead to victory. Emotions will be at the root of your problems and must be tempered if you want to get ahead personally and professionally. A move or change will bring you greater opportunity. Do whatever you can to enhance what you have to offer. Your numbers are 2, 6, 15, 27, 32, 40, 46.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Readdress issues you have with someone from your past. Make a choice regarding your direction based on what you want, not what you think someone else wants. Give love a chance.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Treat partnerships with respect. Question anyone putting pressure on you. Avoid mixing business with pleasure. You can offer help, but don’t let anyone take advantage of your kindness or generosity. Self-improvement projects based on past success will be beneficial.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Refuse to let things bother you. Anger will not make matters better. You must focus on work and doing and being your very best. Dig deep and you will discover information that will help you find the best solution.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Ponder any decisions you have to make. Time is on your side, and impulsive behavior will only make you veer off course. Take a creative approach when dealing with peers, friends or relatives who may be adverse to your direction.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): A little inspiration will go a long way. You need to lighten up and enjoy life more. Forget about your responsibilities for a moment and enjoy exploring new people, places and activities. Love is on the rise.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t expect everyone to agree with you. Disagreements are likely to develop, especially if you or someone else is being evasive. Solutions can be found, but only if you know what you are up against. Moderation will be an important factor in the outcome.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Open-mindedness coupled with charm, knowledge and a peaceful approach will lead to success. Travel plans can be made that will raise your awareness, inspire you or improve your appearance.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be prepared to jump from one thing to another if it will keep you out of trouble and help you accomplish what needs to be done. Your dedication and loyalty will play a role in the outcome of a sticky situation.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Clarity may be lacking when dealing with friends or your peers. If there is something you don’t understand, ask. Respond as precisely as possible so you aren’t blamed for giving out false information. Someone from your past will make an offer.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Cautious, quiet pursuit of your goals will ensure that you avoid interference from someone who is likely to cause trouble. Concentrate on precision, preparation and making sure you have taken care of any errors that could affect your reputation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.18): Stick close to home and avoid individuals likely to give you a hard time. Dealing with financial matters, medical issues and authority figures will be difficult. Fixing up your surroundings or enjoying the comfort of your home will help ease stress.

PISCES (Feb.19-March 20): Getting involved in someone’s private affairs will backfire. Put more time and effort into your creative goals and you will find a way to translate what you know and do best into a greater earning potential. Avoid overspending.

Birthday Baby: You are a persistent adventurer. You seek wisdom, knowledge and clarity.

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