ARIES (March 21-April 19). Focus on the issue at hand - or better yet, make sure it is squarely in front of you. Give yourself a choice among options, but don't give yourself the option of procrastinating or doing nothing.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This is a day when you will begin and end things well. You'll have a stellar sense of what to start and how. More important, you'll know how and when to end. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Maybe you'd rather chat for 15 minutes than embrace for five seconds. There's something so intimate about a hug that it can be a little unnerving at times. Go for the hug anyway.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your creativity is flowing strong. All your ideas are good, but they're not all shareable. You don't want to overwhelm your audience. Stay on point.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Much of the day will be spent doing things you used to do because you had to. The difference is now you're doing them because you can.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your life is mundane exuberance today - a riot of color - all because you know where to look and how to look at it. All of your senses are tuned in and searching for the celebration of life.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you put up your shield against bad moods, you'll also be blocking out the livelier parts of life. Much will depend on the range you're willing to accept. The pendulum swings as far north as it does south.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Think twice before trading your information for a prize today. Most transactions are harmless, but err on the safe side. An adage for the digital age: If something is free, that means you are the product.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a knack for making the scene more vivid to those lucky enough to share it with you. Your secret: The layers of protection you've shed have allowed you to experience things more keenly.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The richest one could be the one who has the most, or the one who needs the least. Either direction is acceptable. Go whichever way appeals to you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A lot of the conversation today is a competition. If you had to distil it to its essence, it would go something like this: "I'm the best." "No, I'm the best."

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To understand that money doesn't buy happiness doesn't necessarily make anyone happier with less money. Bottom line, you want more money, and you have your reasons, many of them nonemotional.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 6). The next three weeks will bring exciting news, goodwill gestures and the completion of a task that's taken years to accomplish. Three key relationships will lead up to a grand adventure in the summer. A discovery will change your mind, and October brings a move. The best time to invest will be July and September. Leo and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 20, 22 and 38.