ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll be making a pitch. Once someone has decided, it is useless to continue the explanation. If it's already sold, you don't need to sell it. And if it's already ruled out, there will be no way to sell it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Know and enforce your own rules about who gets close to you and how close. There may be no way to keep negative people out of your life, but you can certainly keep them out of your inner circle.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Confusion is often a matter of labeling. For instance, "my problem" and "your problem" is one that people often get wrong. So is "actionable" and "nonactionable." Call things what they are and life becomes easier on the mind.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Be wary of those who make more announcements than moves. Action needs no announcement. What's happening is news. The rest is paid advertisement.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Once you join the group, it is likely that the group dynamics will influence you more than your own internal process. So, deciding whether or not to join will be the crucial juncture.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This is probably a good time to avoid the temporary escape from other people's social media and the more lasting snarl of your own because, the thing is, you need to get so bored it forces you to deal with a problem head-on.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's not the right thing to do every day, but right now it will help you mightily to simply ignore the worrying facts, especially the inevitable ones. Live this day as though it were made just for you.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). We like to think we're tracking with each other, but sometimes we assume to know a little more than we actually do. Don't let the gray area stay gray. Spell it out. Make sure you're on the same page.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Is it better to learn from the mistakes of others, or from your own mistakes? The first type of knowledge is more easily won and sooner forgotten. The second will be costly and permanent.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're tough, and you can extract the good out of criticism. The leader is harder on people with potential. The one who calls you out for mistakes is also privately noticing all the right things you're doing.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The sad truth is people can be pretty shallow. As much as you could use some appreciation and acknowledgement, you'll mostly be judged on how you make others feel about themselves.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Self-confidence leads to the win. Preparation leads to self-confidence. Plan ahead and practice the plan and you'll head in the direction of success.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 20). Believe in yourself. You are much deeper, wider and greater than you sometimes give yourself credit for. You already know the direction. When you push harder, you'll be amazed at what you can do. You'll lead a trend in September. November brings an investment opportunity. April brings travel and excitement. Capricorn and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 2, 22, 28 and 45.