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Tuesday, May 7

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Alexander Ludwig, 21; Breckin Meyer, 39; Traci Lords, 45; Amy Heckerling, 59

Happy Birthday: Choose your battles wisely. Wasting time fighting a lost cause will hinder your chance to advance. Concentrate on honing your skills and getting along with the people you need in your corner in order to succeed. Broaden your outlook and make room for new beginnings. Greater stability and security are within reach. Self-improvement projects will lead to compliments. Your numbers are 2, 10, 14, 21, 26, 32, 44.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Check out your options and consider your motives. Don’t let anyone coerce you into something you don’t care to do. Stick to your game plan and rely on past experience when it comes time to make a decision. Make a personal change.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Hone your skills and discuss your plans. Communication will bring you a step closer to your goals. Tighten up your connection with someone who has something to contribute. An unexpected offer must not lead you astray.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t spend what you don’t have. An impulsive purchase will lead to financial stress. Pick and choose what you decide to do based on how much it costs. Budgeting now will make your life easier in the future. Protect your assets.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Taking care of younger or older family members will help improve your relationship. Getting involved in causes you believe in will bring you closer to people who share your interests.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Move forward with your eyes wide open. Not everyone will be on your side. Prepare to make last-minute adjustments. Don’t let anyone take advantage of you. A change of scenery or networking and making new connections will pay off.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ve got what it takes to accomplish whatever you set out to do. Present, promote or just enjoy a moment with someone special. Your ideas will be well received and a partnership will prove beneficial. Put time aside for a little romance.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you have to spend money, invest in your talents or your home. Making a residential move or changing the way you live will be beneficial. A creative hobby can bring in extra cash. Find a way to explore new avenues.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You’ll be drawn to unusual pastimes. Find out as much as you can about the people you are dealing with. Knowledge will be the key to getting what you want. A new direction will bring all sorts of exciting new opportunities.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do something exciting. Socializing will result in new friendships and a greater interest in changing the way you live. Express your needs and you will receive a good response. Indecision will stand in the way of a great opportunity.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Spend time with the people you are close to and you will feel good about your life. Don’t make unnecessary changes. Security is your best friend, and upsetting what you’ve worked so hard to obtain must be avoided.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Consider your strong points and find a way to utilize them fully. Job hunting or finding a way to make extra cash using your skills will bring good results. Expanding your friendships or getting involved in a new pastime will lead to prospects.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Elaborate on an idea you have. Share your thoughts with someone you consider to be creative. Collaboration will bring you closer to a goal you’ve been trying to achieve for some time. There is money to be made. Negotiate and sign contracts.

Birthday Baby: You are determined and prepared. You are intense, protective and practical.