Negativity can tip your day into a downward spiral. How do you avoid that? Be on the lookout for another tone, something with a lifting and lasting impact. Things that will leave an impression include extraordinary beauty, elegant simplicity and amazing efficiency. This message comes courtesy of the directional change of Uranus.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you haven't laughed yet, the day hasn't really taken off. Mining humor won't be necessary. If humor were diamonds, they would be gleaming, just waiting to be scooped up.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Many people live in fear of the unexpected, but without some of that sprinkled over a day, all would be forgotten. So don't be afraid. Today's unexpected things will, in retrospect, seem designed just for your delight.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There was a problem. You tried a solution, and the first try worked. Because of such effectiveness, you're likely to keep doing it that way. But is it really the best way? You'll have the luxury of being able to experiment and find out.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Redemption – if you're meditatively inclined, this is the word that will carry you far today. To recognize the mistakes and debts and to seek absolution is to invite heaven to touch down.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The uncomfortable rub between you and another person or circumstance is just an external sign pointing to the real battleground, which is inside your mind. Fight it out there and the external condition will ease.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're getting even better at managing your emotions, which is to say using the enormous power of your feelings as motivation instead of seeing them as faults or obstacles to success.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In the classroom of life, you teach people how to treat you. Lectures in this forum are extremely unpopular. Rather, it's usually a modeling situation. You care for yourself, and others pick up on the cues.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You already know that you're a deep person who feels things acutely and thinks further into life than most. Even so, you have a desire to get to new levels. The reading you do will carry you there.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Children have one mode of speaking for every situation, but as people mature, they learn different modes – formal, professional, informal and so on. Success depends the right style.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There's a sense of yearning alive in you. This sort of emotion doesn't happen every day. It's actually quite rare. What do you think might happen if you were to make your desire known?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Even though you're a naturally social person whom others are drawn to, you're having a hard time feeling completely like yourself in a current group situation. To examine the dynamics at play will be most enlightening.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When the passenger inside your head is in a dark, negative mood – spouting unhelpful and unpleasant opinions – get up and change seats. Move to a different train car or another environment entirely. It will solve the issue.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 6). You’re not a role, a religion or a philosophical embodiment. As you interact with the world without the added pressures of self-definition, you will live unselfconsciously and become more realized than you’ve ever been. Invest savings in March when your financial and professional luck triples up. Capricorn and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 24, 33, 28 and 42.