Aries (March 21-April 19): You are sensitive, but you’re not a drama queen or king. You don’t need everyone’s attention on you when something unusual happens. One of your friends does need this kind of attention now, and you’ll be so generous to give it. Taurus (April 20-May 20): A friend of a friend reaches out. Is there a romantic tinge to the gesture? It’s unclear, but your feeling of warmth at this do-gooder is well-founded. Gemini (May 21-June 21): It feels to you that the pressure is on. You’d like to show them all what you can do, but the moment isn’t right, the people don’t seem open, and the performance is under-rehearsed. You’ll have your time. Until then, relax. Cancer (June 22-July 22): Though it was an annoying surprise, your ability to meet that sudden need is a testament to your problem-solving prowess. You notice; you help. It’s all in the life of a day. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You wear your mood or better. If you’re not quite feeling sunshine, you’ll opt for the optimistic choice and hope that it pushes you into the zone. That’s what will work today. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): If you have to go to great lengths to prove your worth to someone, maybe that person isn’t right for you. It would be better if you were with someone who could see and appreciate you “as is.” Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): If everyone can see the problem, and no one wants to be the one to fix it, that’s the kind of job that has your name written all over it. You do have special talents, after all. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Shouldn’t your relationship be nearly the same in private as it is in public? Consider the differences between these two scenarios, and fix what needs fixing. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If you know what you need to do, and yet you still don’t want to do it, this may not be your fault. Motivations are low when the goals aren’t good enough. Make it juicier. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): This is the maximum seriousness level. You’ve reached it, and now it’s time to start walking backward to the silly zone. Having trouble? Seek a flirty, funny influence to get you back to your usual buoyant self. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You can’t change others, but you can change what you think of them — or that you think of them at all. These days it will be easier for you to disengage with negative influences. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep going. Cross the finish line. This is important. Get your award, and drink the complimentary water, too. These rituals mean something. Don’t rob yourself of the ending.
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