Horoscopes: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There will be a gap between what people think you know and what you actually know. Mind that gap. You can use your insights strategically to awe your subjects and maintain your advantage.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Complex thinking is best taken on early in the day. (A good time will be two hours after you wake up.) Do the hard tasks before the easy ones and you'll minimize the threat of procrastination.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In theater, the lights, sound, scenery, props, even the scent and temperature of the venue - make a difference in the success of the show. Setting the stage for your life will be no different.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Stories are the way we pass on knowledge from one generation to the next. There are stories alive on the earth now that started thousands of years ago. Your story matters. Believe it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Mirror neurons in the human brain fire when imagining or watching an action, and they also fire when performing an action, allowing for both experience and vicarious experience. Hint: some experiences are best left to the movies.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Snap judgments may feel like instinct, intuition or even divine impulse, but they are much more mysterious and nuanced. This is not a day to heed your gut reaction to things. Buy time. Decide later.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There will be moments of stress that you'd do well to shake off quickly. One way is to get grounded, literally. Find a spot of earth, put both hands on your head, and jump repeatedly.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's been a long time since you had to ask permission to do the things you really want to do. And yet, now that you can do what you want, you so seldom do. Change that dynamic today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). "It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then," said Alice in Wonderland, and you ... well, something similar at least. The option of going back way exists, but you'll probably think better of it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Familiarity brings comfort - until it doesn't, that is. Boredom can be uncomfortable. You'll stave it off with a friend who craves novelty and adventure.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You had ideas about what was in store, and... surprise! None of them was quite accurate. Luckily, you're confident enough to let go of your preconceived notions in favor of being present to the needs of the moment.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Anxiety causes people to forget to breathe. When people around you are letting the wrong things get to them, you'll stay centered and calm.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 14). You have more fans than you know, and your base will grow in numbers and affection this solar return. Your relationships grow strong because you serve people better, answer their needs and questions and relate to the issues you have in common. Gemini and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 4, 44, 9 and 38.