ARIES (March 21-April 19). What affects you directly will affect others indirectly. We're all tied together, whether or not we want to be. Our wants do not change the way things are.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you can't muster a positive attitude or visualize the ideal outcome, don't worry. Today you'll be much better off just being yourself and approaching things in your usual down-to-earth way.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). For reasons lost in the mist of time, you still manage the logistical details of your work with some degree of redundancy. You're either not using or not trusting new technology. Remedy this.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You want to make gains, but are afraid to risk and possibly lose what you've already made. To minimize loss and avoid danger is a legitimate aim. Don't let others persuade you differently.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There's no need to fight over who is right. You're both right - you just have different styles. As long as you stay focused on the same aim and respectful in the way you disagree, this team can win.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You will definitely need some confidence to get through the next challenge, but not a swaggering "I am the greatest" kind of confidence. Rather, you'll simply need the "I believe I can" type.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have such an engaging personality that, in certain areas, you've gotten by on charm instead of skills. Today, you'll be given the opportunity to circle back and pick up those skills you missed.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It will be pretty easy to get going on today's mission. You have something to prove and a strong reason for demonstrating that to others - and finally receiving the validation you deserve.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Eastern culture says separateness is an illusion, while Westerners say we should each make the most of ourselves. What's the balance? Amazingly, you'll strike it today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Be ready with plan B. The stronger your fallback plan is, the likelier it is that your first choice will succeed. The law of detachment applies here, but don't think too deeply into it. Just know that it's good to be prepared.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You care about getting better. Because you're so focused on improving, you will. Keep in mind that progress isn't always apparent, but that as long as you're learning, you're growing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To stay motivated, you need to know you're progressing quickly toward your aim. Break down the goal into subgoals you can celebrate along the way.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 26). You're in the driver's seat this year, but not all of time - which is good, because sometimes it's more fun when you don't know exactly where things are going. June brings commitment and stability, while August is more about the freedom to pursue what you imagine. A unique partnership sets projects sailing in October. Aries and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 49, 3, 33, 28, and 16.