ARIES (March 21-April 19). For a purpose to be worthy of you it must force you to do new things that stretch you uncomfortably. Another good sign is if you must join with others to accomplish what you can't do alone.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don't expect each step forward to advance your interests, because it won't work that way. Still, if you're moving, you're learning - and that's what counts.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The way to make this day count for something is to skip past the petty dramas that burble up in the early day. Forgive quickly and be equally quick to admit your own wrongdoing so you can sail on.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Later you'll get with the program, but you're in a mood to forget about it today. Your creativity will be strengthened by a lackadaisical attitude toward rules and structure.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your mood: provocative. Your role: troublemaker. Your main asset: a feisty spirit. Your talent: saying the funny kind of thing that makes people wonder whether or not you're really kidding.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's no point to staying on point. Loosen up and allow yourself to drift to new topics, people, moods, states of mind. Make it count; record your findings along the way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's not enough to be in agreement with the plan. Unless you're totally enthusiastic about it, opt out now. Otherwise you'll be along for a rather joyless ride.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). One of the fastest ways to excitement is to sidle up to the one with the interesting life and make a new friend. You'll soon be included in many adventures.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The new styles don't always appeal to you. But when you start liking what you see, it's a sign that it's for you. Anyway, it will be fun to attend to your image again and bring it up to date.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Winning isn't always important to you, but today it will be. To win, you don't have to be the best in the world; you just have to be the best in the race.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Self-restraint doesn't have to be equated with a somber tone. Discipline doesn't have to dampen your spirit. If anything, people experience your vibrancy because there is less interference.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have a soft spot for those going through emotional turmoil, because you've been there. Wallowing, reflecting and examining each bit won't help. Take a hand and lead the way.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 11). You're getting better at helping yourself succeed, and you'll see the proof of that before March is over. Family togetherness and adventuring will be a strong theme this year. May is your chance at a position; make sure you like the work that goes along with the title before you say yes. Love vows in July. Leo and Sagittarius adore you. Lucky numbers: 6, 49, 32, 11 and 28.