ARIES (March 21-April 19). As you interact with the people around you today, you'll see this is not your average crew. You'll be rewarded for your gracious management of a wide swath of traits, talents, crotchets, and flaws.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People will ask you the questions they wish you would ask them. Don't waste your time trying to craft the right answer. Instead, turn it around and quickly get to the point of the discourse.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Can you keep your original shape under the crushes of conformity? Today, you will mostly be enriched by the influence of others. You're too strong to be changed very much anyway.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). An interesting story will become even more compelling today. The thrill you get from learning will override any initial fear or self-consciousness you may feel in asking questions.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Being too involved with a person or project causes distortions of reality; intimate knowledge of the minutiae blinds you to the big picture. Paradoxically, you'll have to step back to get closer.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Make the choice that feels right. You don't know where it will lead, and no one will tell you. Unlike a jealous sibling who might spoil a surprise for you, the universe wants to delight in your startling glee.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you are in love, no words, no touch, no eyes, no embrace can match those of your beloved. You'll be in a similar "no-substitutions" situation today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's not that you want your life to look like a magazine, but that might be the result as you seek physical, visual, and emotional harmony in your environment. Much will be achieved to this end.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). History is like a purse you can rummage through to find useful information and tools. Just remember that the past is for discovering, not for living in.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Information carries no special quality itself. It has to be put to use to affect the world. If it is ignored, it may as well not exist. For this reason today, you'll be sure to act on what you know.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Connect your ideas rather than protect them. The involvement of supporters and challengers will speed up and sharpen your process. Together, you leap forward, creating greatness.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Going with the flow is a specialty of yours, but not today. There is a rebel inside you digging heels into the dirt. No one can move you from this place. You and you alone will decide when to go.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 29). You are greatly and widely beloved. You'll influence many in a quiet, persistent way. It's about what you stand for. There's no ego in your work. You're devoted to furthering a particular principle or way of operating. Your best financial move may be illogical - you'll just feel it. There will be windfalls in July and November. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 42, 21, 29, and 38.