ARIES (March 21-April 19). Work under pressure, handle crises, impress your peers, be independent, stand out in a crowd - yes, that's one way to go. Or you can chill until you're quiet enough on the inside to see what needs to be done and why.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You own a lot of items. Something about that will be today's main problem. You may find yourself in elimination mode. Instead of asking, "Will I use this someday?" ask, "Do I use it now? Does it work well? Do I love it?"

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're not comfortable making people work for your respect and attention, but it happens sometimes. You're too compassionate to make them work too hard, but some effort is good for all.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You may hear the words of contrition you have been waiting for, but how valuable is an apology really? Ultimately, it will be deeds, not words, that bring balance.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The cat doesn't agonize about when, where, and how to catch the mouse. It watches, alert, and when it feels an advantage, it pounces. You benefit from going deeper into the feline nature of your sun-sign symbol. Be the cat.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you watch the grace of a bird, the elegant pattern of leaves, or the peaceful way the grass recognizes the wind, you are letting the nature spirits energize you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Resist the temptation to get involved in the struggle. You want to make things right, but this is not your battle. Their interests are not yours interests. You grow stronger with every conflict you avoid.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The greatest asset you have for making a contribution to the world is yourself. Follow the rule every good company owner knows: Protect the asset.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Conversations get increasingly interesting - not because of what is said, but because of what's in the pause. Silence will be the connective essence.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Someday, you'll regret settling for a poor quality of attention from some people. Stand up for yourself. If they don't show signs of respect, go where your input will be better appreciated.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The day features an intricate game. You have a talent for strategy. Plan several moves in advance. A move backward will lead to a giant move forward.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll have success when you use your instincts about what other people like. You're adept at placing yourself in the hypothetical, seeing things how others might, empathizing - perhaps because you find the exercise enjoyable.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 7). You'll hear magic words this month. Your opinion of yourself isn't based on what others think, but it's nice to be awarded, which you will be - twice this year. March and June are your best financial months. The expansion that happens in September will help you make a difference in someone's life. Gemini and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 12, 18, 33, and 28.