ARIES (March 21-April 19). By definition, work is harder than doing nothing at all. At least it should be. Then why doesn't it feel as if that is true? You'll find idleness to be an irritant and will gladly take on more than your share to stay busy.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). One of the more difficult character challenges of the day will be in the practice of nonjudgment. To take things at face value is difficult for one with the in-depth knowledge that you have, but you won't be sorry.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Get going on a project. It doesn't matter where you start; it just matters that you do. Wrong choices lead to right ones; bad plans lead to better ones.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're the unofficial coach of your group. You won't let anyone perform at a subpar level without taking it upon yourself to investigate the problem, fix it, and motivate improvement.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). This is a time to keep as much of the project under your control and jurisdiction as you can. If you delegate too much, you'll just have to do it over yourself.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don't like to put people out, but if they want to make a sacrifice on your behalf, let them. You are important, and they want you to know. Let them show you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Who should be fulfilling your expectation? Whose expectation should you be filling? If the answers to those questions are "nobody" and "nobody's," then you'll have an excellent day, indeed.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Things will not stay the way they are. They never have, and they never will. With this in mind, you'll continue to look for opportunities.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In most things, the lows and highs will expand at the same time. You'll be reminded that the way to intelligent things is often through silly things.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're edgy; the pressure is on. Embrace it. Some top performance coaches suggest that relaxation techniques only diminish your ability to connect. It's more compelling to stay in the moment and use the energy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Overplanning leads to a boring outcome. But how do you know when you've planned too much? If your plans are keeping you from taking advantage of pop-up opportunities, abandon them.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be at your absolute best in a safe environment where you're not worried about being scored or judged. You can have that peace even if you are being judged, by the way. The trick is in not worrying about it.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 27). This solar return, you'll step way out of the familiar and, upon returning, find new joy in the life you've built. Next month brings a favorable close to a long-running argument. Don't work on improving relationships - it will happen in play, travel, and fun. July brings the chance to double down and win. Gemini and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 38, 11, 19, and 26.