Horoscopes: Monday, March 13, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Don't be quick to assume that another person's behavior is about you. Most people are focused on problems that have little or nothing to do with you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People around you will jostle for position, trying to get there faster and first. What if you thought of everyone as you, but in a different body? How would you do it differently than they do?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may not want to share the conclusions you've drawn, as there are many around you - some of them close friends and colleagues - who won't agree. Instead, share the facts that led you to draw the conclusion.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're going to rise to the competition. Do you know who it is? If you have no competition or it's way too easy for you, go find those with the level of skill and talent that will push you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be building on today's accomplishments, so lay down a solid base. Generally, it will be much better to do something slowly and correctly than fast and wrong.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The key to success will be hidden in something small. Capture it first to allow for the detailed study. Take notes, or record instructions, or take a picture you can zoom in to on a smartphone.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In a way, it is selfish to point out your own flaws or flubs. It calls attention to you in a way that's not educational or entertaining. You're the only one who will notice if you mess up, so move right along.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Flowers given at random are much more effective than the ones given on a birthday or as an apology. Good luck seems doubly good when it comes from out of the blue. Use the power of surprise.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). One hobby isn't enough. You need three - one that lets you be creative, one that gets you moving physically, and one that helps you meet beneficial social and professional contacts.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your competitive advantage is that you pick up conversational cues. This includes taking notice of the topics people bring up. Casual references are often significant and not throwaways.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). What seems like a pesky problem is actually an opportunity to execute a task differently than it has been done. With your cleverness, you'll turn this around.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There is a difference of many hours (perhaps years) between intimate knowledge and basic knowledge. If all you need is a basic knowledge, don't waste time learning more. Get up and running.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 13). You crave a life that's deeper and more profound. You'll pass up the values offered in sound bites and snack sizes to devote yourself to mastery and expertise. You'll strike "gold" in May. Your personal life gets spicy in August. You'll take home a trophy before the end of 2017. Libra and Capricorn adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 17, 3, 33, and 41.