ARIES (March 21-April 19): Add a new twist to an old theme and you can bring a sense of excitement into any room you visit. You can find novel ways to adapt trending ideas and products to make your work more appealing and easier to absorb. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A creative approach to thorny problems and sticky situations will spark some admiration from friends. You may be a wizard when imagination is needed, but keep it simple when making monetary decisions. Avoid expensive purchases. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A significant other or close friend may get carried away with some ungainly and grandiose projects. It may be up to you to provide the prodding and the incentives to get someone up off the couch and out into the fresh air.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Reliable partners offer you a solid safety net. Your loved ones will appreciate your presence because you provide security when things go haywire. Be conservative about your finances and avoid complicated scenarios. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Your energy level was recently jump-started, and you may feel like you can take on the world. You may have some enterprising ideas, but be sure to consider the details before you move forward with them. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Count your blessings on an abacus of fruitful activities. You may not feel you accomplished everything you set out to do, but you have much for which to be thankful. Focus on accomplishing crucial tasks quickly. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Offering up your opinions and ideas in a spirit of helpfulness and cooperation can make your life run more smoothly. Just be sure you are honest and avoid giving assurances you can't back up. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Playing it fast and furious when warmth and kindness are expected can create a somewhat strained situation. Recognize that someone near and dear may be more sensitive than usual and adjust how you address them accordingly. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the middle of every difficulty lies an opportunity. Rather than playing the blame game, you can take charge of any problems that arise and look for the silver lining. It isn't as bad as it looks. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The past is past. Set your eye keenly on the future. Speak your mind and make your intentions evident. You may find yourself more inclined to act from a sense of fair play and cooperation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Take care of you. New romantic alliances may not be quite what you're looking for, and retail therapy may ultimately prove unsatisfactory. Focus on yourself for a bit.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone might rattle your cage. You may need to muster up all your poise and diplomacy to deal with fast-talking individuals who want an answer quickly. Take extra time to consider all the intricate angles. 

IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You may be deeply touched by your latest insights and inspirations, as they can trigger creativity and romantic notions while the next three to four weeks unfold. This could be a very good time for a weekend getaway or vacation where you can live out a few of your favorite fantasies, but it is not an ideal team for making financial or business decisions. If safety and security in financial matters is your main thrust, then wait until December, when your business sense is at a peak to make the sharpest deals. You will be wiser than usual in January, making that the best time to launch projects or make major decisions about your future. Embrace any opportunities and offers that come your way, as they are sure to bring you something beneficial.