ARIES (March 21-April 19). Whatever you do today, do it for you. If there's nothing in it for you that you can think of off the top of your head, go deeper. What's the real payoff? You wouldn't be doing it if there weren't one.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your professional life will not be the only thing that flourishes as a result of your methodical, systematic, and businesslike approach. Such a method will also improve relationships of all kinds.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). As for the person who helps you handle the task better than you could on your own - this person may not be the ideal partner, but he or she is certainly worthy of the props you'll give today.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You know what a person is like in a particular context. Change the context and find out more. You'll be different, too. Mutual discovery is the stuff of life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Do your detective work today. It's not about snooping so much as listening to what people tell you about their pasts, their points of view, their goals. Asking excellent questions is half the battle.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Usually, you know right away whether an outcome is to your liking or not. With today's project, snap judgments could hinder progress. If there's even a small shadow of a doubt, live with the result for a few days, then decide.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). For a comforting feeling of belonging, hang out with people who are very much like you. But if it's creativity or productivity you're after, you'll gain, give, and learn more in a diverse group.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Because you're a child at heart, you want to play. You'll sense accurately who else wants to as well, so make the play date and follow through. This sudden need for fun will be very lucky for you.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a sneaking suspicion that you can make your life better and more interesting on your own, but that a charismatic character can definitely put you on the fast track to this end.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The one without direct experience in your problem will be of little or no help and could make things worse. Don't waste time: Go straight to the expert.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As you search for the right person to fill a certain opening in your life, consider that while people can, technically, change, they often don't - especially not just because you want them to. Go with current (not projected) stats.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The rest of the world fades into the background as one person attracts you and reins you in. This feels like an exotic adventure and like coming home.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 8). There's an angel over your shoulder, whispering messages of encouragement and nudging you toward opportunities to expand your spirit. New ideas cross-pollinate with what you already believe, and a special project is born. May brings familial warmth; colorful characters come in June. There's a win in September. Libra and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 22, 37, and 40.