ARIES (March 21-April 19). As desperate as it feels, you'd much rather hang around a person who tries too hard than you would one who doesn't try enough. The trier will eventually relax into a productive groove.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It would be easy to assume people are shallow today, because you are seeing only the surface behaviors of others who are struggling, as you are, to keep up an appropriate social discourse.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The act of wanting will suddenly set up an invisible and active energy field around you. Ask yourself, "Is this field repelling or attracting the object of my desire?"

CANCER (June 22-July 22). "Fun" is not a universal concept. If you accept someone else's definition automatically, you're in for a tedious day. It's not selfish to ask, "What's in it for me?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). One way to make the minutes seem to go on forever is to engage in conversation with self-centered people who care nothing of your interest or entertainment level level in the topic.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be hit by a very rare form of nostalgia, one that centers on a poignant longing for the here and now. This is how you'll know you're just where you should be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Chances are you will not have the luxury of a coach or a cheering squad today, but take heart. The results you get, whatever they may be, will teach you better than any coach could. And good results will encourage you onward.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The great thing about your many responsibilities is that they don't all need to be handled at once. Pace yourself. Also, when you're around extremely capable people, you'll feel more capable - or maybe even super.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People care about you more than you know and love you more than you want to know. To be so adored is a responsibility you don't take lightly or handle easily. But you will.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There will be temptations galore today. You'll definitely use up your wells of self-control if you stay in a place where you can see them all. A supportive environment will be your key.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can progress from point A to point B without hard work. Make no assumptions going in. You'll most likely be able to progress through communication and the application of what you already know.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What's well within the rules may be nonetheless morally wrong. And the thing that breaks the rules may very well be the rightest and best thing you could do.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 22). Life's interruptions will be your biggest blessings this year, especially if you cultivate calm and resolve to find creative solutions. Keep your awareness keen through the next six weeks. You'll get signs that point you to money and red flags that wave you away from troublemakers. July and September are extremely romantic. Capricorn and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 49, 33, 39 and 16.