ARIES (March 21-April 19). What you appreciate (recognize the full worth of) will appreciate (raise in value over time). You'll see examples of this all around you over the next three days.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People will tell you the most unusual facts about themselves today - probably more than you wanted to know, yet there will be something good in this.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may anticipate the trouble, but you won't fear it. You'll meet it head-on, stare it in the eye, note that you're bigger than it and then handle it so you can move on to the fun part of the day.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want to be around people who have something to teach you. You'll soak up the new knowledge and skills. Some people's influence will be immediately obvious; others' will be subtler.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When Hamlet declared that "the play's the thing," he had more specific purposes in mind than simply putting on a good show. You, however, are on a mission for lighthearted entertainment and will certainly achieve this.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Pretending can be fun, daring, playful or dangerous. The dangerous kind of pretending is the kind done to fit in with situations that your heart suggests are not actually that great of a fit.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll get the chance to help someone else be prosperous, and you'll jump at it. After all, it's fun to see people succeed. You don't even have to be particularly close to someone to feel lifted by his or her accomplishment.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). To choose the right subject matter for casual conversation and then continually spin it in a direction that makes people feel positive - there's an art to it, and you're an artist!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Getting involved in too detailed a thought process will be ineffective. Work with outlines and checklists to keep things simple and focused.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's not as if you have to make big efforts to touch people's lives; you do it just by existing. What happens naturally because you're here is more than you might imagine. The rest is gravy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Doubt is a traitor. Don't let it steer you off. In fact, just discount your doubt altogether today, as it has the potential to steer you off of the good you will do when you ignore your fear to attempt.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To be able to direct all of your energy into what matters to you most may seem like a distant and unattainable luxury today, but with a little planning, you could make this happen regularly.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (April 9). You're breaking out of the norm this year. Seeing remote parts of the world, experiencing what others do day to day - this is what's inspiring you. June and October bring opportunities and eye-opening adventures. A financial boost in July; improved working conditions happen in September. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Lucky numbers: 5, 10, 4, 39 and 18.