Natalie Portman, lean toward a simpler lifestyle

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Xolo Mariduena, 20; Natalie Portman, 40; Johnny Depp, 58; Michael J. Fox, 60.

Johnny Depp  (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) 

Happy Birthday: Lean toward a simpler lifestyle. Practice minimalism, and you will find a way to make the most out of what you already have. Truth, honesty, good health, exercise and love will lead to peace of mind and happiness. Be the one to make a difference and lead the way. You will find the meaning and purpose that causes peace of mind. Your numbers are 6, 17, 24, 28, 31, 39, 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Turn up the volume and do your happy dance. If you let the little things get you down, you’ll have trouble accomplishing what you set out to do. Dismiss anyone trying to disrupt your plans. Choose reason and logic over reactionary measures. 4 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Indecisiveness will disrupt your day. Use your imagination and skills to overcome any doubts that surface. A personal change will boost your confidence and give you the push you need to follow through with your plans. Romance is in the stars. 3 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Don’t labor over the impossible. Concentrate on what is doable and how to use your skills and knowledge to ramp things up and move forward with your plans. Discipline will help you promote the changes you want to implement. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put an emotional matter to rest before you miss out on something special. Make whatever adjustment is necessary to fit something unique into your schedule. Don’t limit your chance to grow or make new connections. A partnership is favored. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Rely on your stamina and ingenuity to get you through your day. Don’t let what others do unsettle you. Align yourself with people who are upbeat, share your beliefs and want to bring about positive change. Invest more in self-improvement. 4 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Be cautious when dealing with partners, superiors or joint ventures. Someone will shortchange you regarding disclosures that can influence your response or willingness to participate in a project. Do your due diligence before you sign up for a new adventure. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Bypass anyone who agitates you. Put your energy into learning and communicating with people who have something of interest to share with you. Avoid taking a health risk or taxing yourself physically. Keep life simple and moderate. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Look for a cost-efficient, easy-to-handle opportunity, then proceed. Don’t get involved with ventures that you cannot control. Someone will mislead you if you are too eager or gullible. Put your energy into self-improvement and personal growth. 3 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Gravitate toward individuals who offer stability and security, not those who are whimsical or overindulgent. Choose a healthy, moderate lifestyle that puts your mind at ease and encourages you to look and do your best. Don’t give in to temptation. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Push for what you want. Don’t give in to someone unable to deliver. Conversations that address pending matters will help you clarify your position and resolve issues that make you feel uneasy. The more direct you are, the better. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Size up situations before you respond. Keep your input moderate and practical. Refuse to let emotions escalate into something you cannot control. Use the experience you have to ensure that you come out ahead. Negotiate on your behalf. 5 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Indulgence will drag you down. Take time to review what you have, what you want and what it will take to reach your goal. Actions will speak louder than words. Live up to your promises, and you will succeed. 2 stars

Birthday Baby: You are kind, generous and adaptable. You are clever and imaginative.

1 star: Avoid conflicts; work behind the scenes. 2 stars: You can accomplish, but don’t rely on others. 3 stars: Focus and you’ll reach your goals. 4 stars: Aim high; start new projects. 5 stars: Nothing can stop you; go for gold.

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