ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't have to be the cause of an event to feel you're the one to do something about it. If all you do is hope for the best, you will be doing more than most.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have plenty that you can leverage into plenty more. It's all how you play it. Step back and assess where you are. Talk to outsiders about it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When you act to please people, the opposite will happen. Not always, just today. It's really supposed to be your turn. So take care of your own needs and pursue what delights you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Narrow your focus. If you go too broad, people will have no idea how to relate to you. Home in on the one thing you want that people can support you in now.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are things that should be discussed, and a lot that shouldn't. Discretion will be the better part of diplomacy. The proverb states, "Even a fish wouldn't get into trouble if it kept its mouth shut."

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Common sense isn't always common practice. If anyone can get in there and improve the ratio of logical action to nonsense, it's you. Bonus: You have a nice way of getting people to see it your way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll spend time in planning mode and in living mode, too. In planning mode, you think of the long term and distant results. But when you're in living mode, you seize each hour like it's the last.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A key secret to love, war, and life in general: Know when to get out. Everything has its cycle. Leave the party when the going is good.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Positive leaders and influences will help get your mind off of nagging issues that can't be changed. They'll inspire you instead to start dealing with things that can be changed: There's so much to work with in that realm.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The more you care about others the more they care about you. Respect is the same. You've a healthy amount of it flowing through your world now to command and to give.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's as though your purpose clears a path for you. Once you know why you're doing a thing, you can figure out how to do it much more easily. Also, you can understand, see and tolerate things better.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The quarrelsome people tend to find each other-or rather, they bring it out in each other. Avoid them altogether, because they'll be especially difficult, and there's no sense in messing up the perfect peace available to you today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 28). Discuss how you feel, because that will tell people more about you than any fact you could share. Why do you want them to know? The better they know you, the better they can help you or allow you to help them. Your relationships are your gold. The connections you make will bring you your heart's desire. Scorpio and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 22, 31, 25 and 5.