ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don’t know how great you are at a thing until you see the level at which the average novice is working. This is why it will benefit you to test your skills in a public setting.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you’re stuck, just ask yourself more questions. Questions such as “why does this matter?” or “what is important about this?” will bring you past the symptoms and right to the root issue.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’re certain that if you can just stick to a certain behavior, you’ll get what you want. Training yourself will be similar to training other creatures; different rewards and deterrents, same principle.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Where does the joy come from? “Within” gets the most votes from people with semi-charmed lives. Of course, it’s easier to find the joy-well “within” when the environment “without” readily supports emotional and physical needs.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your hunches are eerily accurate, but those who have something to hide will try to make you doubt them. Think of this as a game and it becomes really fun for you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Laughter is the way to unity, fun and a generally warm feeling. It's a little painful when the joke doesn't land, but keep trying because it's worth it. If it were easy, everyone would be funny.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There’s an element of randomness that’s made its way into your consciousness and is starting to seem maybe not so random after all. Look for the pattern. You’ll soon break the code.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The extraordinary moon could provide you with just the extra nudge required to break your own rules. So if it really matters, put extra enforcements in place. And if it doesn’t, have fun!

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll be invited to compete. This is an honor, as it means that you’re seen as a worthy opponent. Accepting this invitation is optional, and hopefully you’ll enjoy the implied compliment either way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be so comfortable around those who respond warmly and predictably to you that you may wonder why you would hang out with people who are difficult to harmonize with.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Rip up the script because today is a full-on improvisational challenge. Here’s the beauty of it: You don’t have to come up with crazy moves. It’s all about listening intently and responding honestly.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re awesome inside and out. So stop noting what you want to change about yourself and just take a moment to observe the glory of what’s there. See it in the mirror; see it in your soul.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (May 18). You’ve a skill that you haven’t found a great use for up until now; that’ll change. You’ll figure out how to trade on the talent for what you most want. Other significant happenings in the months to come include the return of a friend, an adventure with strangers and a public honor you’ll receive for your work with a team. Scorpio and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 23, 1, 18, 47 and 39.