ARIES (March 21-April 19). Though generations before you did things a certain way and the principles they used to get through life are still relevant, modern problems require you to build on that foundation.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The best way to predict what happens next is the same as always: Make it happen. Today's work may be a bit rushed, but it's still remarkable and generous if not as polished as it might have been.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The antidote to selfishness is publicity. Most would avoid the shame of being called out for putting their own interests before the interests of loved ones, teammates or the group - unless, of course, selfishness is the norm.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It could be argued that empathy plays against individual survival instincts. It's definitely not the first instinct of humankind, yet it's definitely required for the survival of our species.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sprint to energize things. Sprint to prove that you can. No one can sprint the whole race, but a good marathon runner builds sprinting into the overall plan.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're going to do the brave thing - not because you have less to lose (if you had nothing to lose, it wouldn't be brave) but because you realize more than others that your action is sorely needed.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The situation will trigger your competitive instincts. It will be important to dress, talk, and move like the winner. Much of this will come naturally to you, although some study may be involved.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You won't be satisfied with just any result. You want your work to be artful and useful. You're not the best judge of this today. Just turn it in.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The omens warn against selling your future for today's quick fix, and yet fixing something quickly doesn't always spell trouble. So examine your options from a long-term perspective.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In general, your life is easier when you make fewer promises. However, everything you do sets up an expectation. The promises are implicit. And every one you keep builds trust.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). How you imagine yourself will define your position. What one person considers a position of weakness another may consider a position of strength.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As you climb the mountain to get a better view you make yourself more conspicuous to those below. This may not be your aim, but you should be aware that the beauty and knowledge you seek will make you more influential.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 15). You seek clarity, and you'll find it. You'll understand where your power lies and how to use it. This will manifest in a much less serious way than it sounds: Delight and enjoyment will open as many doors for you as hard work and study. Trust yourself, and believe the forces are working to lift you and let you fly. Aries and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 20, 22, 1 and 17.