ARIES (March 21-April 19). The French culinary term mise en place refers to the peeling, cutting, and measuring of ingredients before it's time to use them: Everything in its place. This approach will help your cooking and non-cooking endeavors today.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It's important for people to feel a sense of progress in the early stages of a project. Use this on yourself. Set yourself up for an easy win right off the bat - something to keep you inspired.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Too much compromise ruins the deal for all. Might there be a better match? If you're determined to make it work, what needs to happen for you both to feel you're getting what you want?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). This is the time to consider the goals that matter most to you and to your personal life. What's the vision here? You need to see your endgame before you can design a method to achieve it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Listening well isn't a natural gift like athleticism or an ear for music. It's a skill to be honed with practice. This is the skill that will help you grow in power and know more about the situation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What do you need to put yourself at the top of your game? What skills could give you the greatest advantage? The bigger questions will be answered with small, detailed solutions.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're so charming you could get by on just that if you wanted to, but you'd prefer not to. You've a strong desire to contribute something so useful it renders charm merely optional.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When the game is hard, it doesn't do you any good to stay at it and relentlessly keep losing. Take breaks. Walk away from the hard challenge every so often and tackle a job or game easily done.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Be careful which task you pick up. Some jobs are like boomerangs that will always swing back and give you more to do. Do you recognize which job fits the description? Choose something else.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Oh, happy day! The one you love loves you back. Maybe this is new info. Or maybe you've known this for years. Either way, it still makes everything you take on seem lighter and brighter.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll learn something and prepare for your challenges in a different way than before. Keep your discoveries secret so those operating under the old methods will not know the threat you pose.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It's the social aspects of the day that will make the most impact. You're an exciting force in the room. Keep moving along. Don't tell the same story or show the same trick twice.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 13). Your positive attitude opens fresh avenues. You'll be welcomed into an elite group. There will be practicalities to work out in May in order for domestic life to hit a groove. Once the personal realm settles, a huge project is your ladder to your "next level" goals. Capricorn and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 33, 39, 2 and 14.