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Originally published Monday, April 16, 2018 at 05:50a.m.

Birthdays: Jon Cryer, 53; Martin Lawrence, 53; Ellen Barkin, 64; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 71.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Stand up for your beliefs, but don’t belittle others in the process. Diplomacy coupled with positive suggestions will help you reach your goal much faster than discord.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Learn all you can before you enter into a debate or get involved in something that will eat up your time or your cash. Preparation and optimism will be instrumental in helping you reach any deadline that challenges you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Think twice before you take on someone else’s responsibility. You are better off making suggestions than taking over.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make a point to relax and spend time with people you enjoy being around. You can gain a different perspective regarding what’s important.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Don’t let your emotions cloud issues. Think matters through and make alterations based on what makes the most sense.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t wait for someone else to make a move. Use your common sense, and you will be successful in reaching your goal.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Abide by the rules. A subtle change that can influence your tax return or your monthly overhead will turn out to be complicated or raise a red flag.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Express the way you feel, and you will find out where you stand. Direct questions will command attention and help you come to conclusions.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll feel the urge to reconnect with someone from your past. A desire for change will confirm you still crave adventure.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Think before you act. You’ll be tempted to get involved in something because of the people, not what’s being offered.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be caught between what you should do and what you want to do. Consider how your actions will affect the people you care about most.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look over all your options and make choices that will serve you well, not someone else. Making a change for the wrong reason will end up causing resentment and regret.