Horoscopes: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a success story to share, but be discerning. Certain friends will be too jealous to be genuinely happy for you. It's obviously less than ideal, but the friendship will be stronger when you're sensitive to such quirks.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You crave the joy that comes from letting go of control. The way to get exciting results is to set boundaries and then encourage your crew to go wild within those boundaries.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're thinking deeper and wider. Don't be surprised if the people around you do not see the same options that you see. You'll either show them the way or preserve a special route for yourself.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). This is not a zero-sum game. Your success is not at the expense of anyone else. The cost will be paid by you and you alone. The rewards will go to you, too.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You're not lost - you're paying attention in a new way, which can be disorienting. Close observation can make the familiar seem unfamiliar. Take breaks. Observation takes energy and hard work.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Would happiness prevail if not for the current problem? No. The problem itself is integral to happiness. You'll derive great satisfaction and pride from solving it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). While it would be foolish to aim to make mistakes, it's equally silly to avoid them. Do not aim to live without folly. There is much to learn in a tidy little mess.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Trust your instincts. They are creative, accurate, attractive, compelling, and healthy. Whoever told you that you couldn't trust your instincts was acting out of self-interest at the time.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). From Shakespeare to Disney, the dramatists have agreed that evil plans are most harmful to the one planning them. Just mind your own business, and the drama will take care of itself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). While it's cynical to think that people are being nice in hopes of future favors, it's not altogether wrong. Luckily, you're well versed in the realm of politics.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Managing expectations will be a very important part of your day. If you can master this (by underpromising and overdelivering), you'll wind up a hero.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If you downplay your accomplishments, you'll insinuate doubt in an otherwise neutral mind. If you praise yourself, it will only annoy. For today, you'll win socially by not discussing yourself at all.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 14). There's sunshine in your mind this year, and the cheerfulness you feel will touch lives in ways known and unknown to you. Get out of a competition in the early part of this solar return. Compete only with yourself. You'll accept an honor in May. Contracts favor you in July and October. You'll cash out in 2018. Gemini and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 10, 33, 28, and 45.