ARIES (March 21-April 19). Energy management is just as crucial to production as time management. Be careful not to put too much into draining emotional tones, such as worry, resentment, and frustration. Practice the fine art of "dropping it."

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You approach a challenge with the humility of a student, devoted to duplicating what seems to work for others, observing patterns, honing your senses and sharpening your skills.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The truth has a certain feel to it today - liberation laced in laughter. You'll bond with the honest one who can make you laugh or who laughs along with you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your goals will be forwarded in increments. Once a week is good, but once a day is better. How can you incorporate your interests into more of a daily pattern?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Today, you'll notice that there's something about the other person that makes you feel so much more comfortable in yourself. This person will invest his or her curiosity, admiration, charm in you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Thinking in the classic terms of success is a sure way to limit your joy today. Get out there and make some mischief or mistakes to prevent things from getting boring or, worse, gloomy.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're in a position to choose whom you want to work and spend time with. The most responsible will be the least defensive. The joyful people don't just say positive things; they smile with their eyes.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Overblown expectations will be the norm today for most people. Because the bad won't be so bad and neither will the good be so good, anyone who refuses to anticipate or assume will most likely be quite satisfied with the outcome.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some seek seriousness to feed a craving to feel that life is profound and tragically beautiful. You won't be able to relate today. Your need is for play, intellectual challenge, and levity.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In your quest for something real, you've been given a lot of reasons, excuses, pitches, theories, diversions. You'll know the truth today by how it rings in your ears. Pounce on it. Live by it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Helen Keller, deaf and blind from illness in infancy, insisted that even darkness and silence had their wonders. The far-less-extreme inconveniences of the day have hidden gems inside them.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As much as you hope to strike upon a golden moment and seize the opportunity, the fact is that every moment is golden if you're willing to see it that way.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 13). Among your more obvious and easily understood gifts are a few talents that are harder to define, but they are nonetheless real; this isn't something to doubt, only to explore. What you can give is sorely needed in this world. This year, as your interests broaden, your good luck will double. Taurus and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 20, 33, 29, and 50.