ARIES (March 21-April 19). Handle business, however inconvenient it may be. The customer is not always right, though it behooves the merchant to lend the benefit of the doubt.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Command attention with your communication style. You'll gain the support of authority figures and the approval of those who see you as an authority.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Because of your desire to leave people with a good feeling, you'll give thought to how you're going to relay information.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Artistic expression is stress relief. A regular creative practice ensures you'll not only be calmer and more centered but also masterful at your craft.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll have your choice of a few different investments. It will be better to invest in a person than it will in an object or commodity. Tonight: Fortune favors you when you express your love in actions instead of words.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). People will have a strong need to categorize you today, only because they're trying to figure out where you fit into their lives. Just don't let them define you. You define you; and that definition is ever-evolving.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If love is a game, this will be a prize winning round. Hand on the buzzer, you're ready to come up with the right answer. Make your move. Don't wait to be sure.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your close friends and loved ones will want to know what you think, but beyond that there is little to gain (and much to lose) from discussing personal and political views with the general public today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You're probably feeling nostalgic for another time. It was no better or worse than this time really, but it was lovely and inspiring in its own way. Channel the energy of the past into today's work.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Driven people do not find it difficult to push themselves hard. The real challenge for an overachiever is in setting limits that will lead to optimum gains over the long term.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You never know who is hurting inside. When in doubt, reach out. Your handshakes and hugs are healing. You won't regret being a little more friendly or affectionate than was really necessary.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Without regular injections of fun and excitement, relationships get stale. Brainstorm on the subject, because the answer will be out of the ordinary.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 9). You can be subtle and sly when you need to be, and you'll maneuver a situation that requires diplomacy. You'll advance through the politics of a scene and become quite powerful. March and June offer a different kind of work and the chance at big money. A special friendship will send you on a July adventure. Scorpio and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 9, 25, 34 and 19.