ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are so many reasons to spend time with the people who make you laugh. First, it's more fun, and also, you'll sharpen your own sense of humor, which helps many areas of your life.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've been given the raw goods, but not much instruction. That's fine. It's actually better this way. You'll build it into something that's all yours and utterly different from what others expected.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Parents fully appreciate what it takes to get other people dressed, ready, and where they need to be. You'll have a similar responsibility today.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Everyone gets lost, which is easy to do today regarding the minor matters of good taste. If you're attracted to something and you love it, it can't be all bad. Maybe it's very right. Start there.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Life is complicated enough without having an overactive mind and imagination. When you feel yourself edging toward "what-if" scenarios, stop before you start.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It is important to obey your thirst. Scientists suggest that by the time you realize you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated. The same goes for your thirst for certain kinds of attention.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The others may believe that a mystical and elusive force is at your command, but the reality is that you have purposefully trained to increase your capacity to produce brilliant results.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Solitude is not necessarily isolation. Just because you want to be alone doesn't mean you are alone. Your favorite people will understand and honor your need for peace and quiet.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In musical terms, when two unharmonious notes are played together and cause tension that goes unresolved, it's called "dissonance." Today it happens in nonmusical areas, intensifying a craving for resolution.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Don't take your senses for granted: Exploring the textures and processes of life amplify your joy. If part of your world is an eyesore, handle it today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To accomplish a lofty aim, you'll need to solve a problem - not once but perpetually. This will take stamina. A few habits and structures in your life can be fine-tuned to accommodate the goal.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Matters of scale will affect the social swirl. What seems to you a small effort is quite large in the mind of another. Measure not with rulers and scales, but with social awareness.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 17). You'll be surprised and inspired. You'll make the first move often this year and the second one, too - then the universe answers with move No. 3. Soon, the world will be moving either for you or out of your way. The road forks in May. Money comes in lump sums in August and October. Aquarius and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 20, 44, 19, and 38.