ARIES (March 21-April 19). You want to be alone and unbothered, but you talk to people anyway, and that lifts your spirits more than solitude could. It’s amazing how much happier you get when decide to let go of what you want.        

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s a good day to get sort out who is in charge of what and take responsibility for as much of it as you can. After you handle things, use hand-sanitizer - actually and metaphorically.      

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The self-help site suggests taking five minutes to decompress. Is that a joke? With all the pressure you’re under, you will need at least five hours or, better yet, five days.        

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Currently, there is no way to magically align your expectations with reality. The only method available is to go there and do that. You’ll know what an experience is like because you’re having it.        

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll wonder what people mean and how they mean it. The same statement can denote so many different things, revealed best in sound. This is why a phone call will be so much better than a text today.        

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may privately question your knowledge, skills and abilities, and that’s appropriate, legitimate and intelligent. However, this is a day not to wear those doubts on the outside. Wear a facade of confidence like it’s a power suit.        

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Excess can’t help but shift toward the empty. Drop water into the glass for a physical illustration. And what else in your life is like this today? Think twice before you tip one thing into another.        

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What you would do isn’t what they would do, and that’s the whole point of getting together. Society will be healed by people who can sit and hear one another without trying to persuade or win the conversation.        

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In the game of darts and in life, the instant your fingers open and the dart flies free, you no longer have control. Take your best shot, and then don’t obsess over the target or what happens after you hit or miss it.        

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Getting it wrong doesn’t automatically show you how to get it right, but today’s mistakes will attract excellent teachers. Setbacks can be used to improve your skills.        

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Being near the person you think of as so special can be a bit like vertigo -- disorienting, causing a loss of balance and possibly leading to a fall. Eventually, reality will set in. Until then, grab a handrail.        

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). To remain calm in the face of frustration is a valuable skill and one you can hone today if you’re up to the challenge. Small disturbances and irritations are opportunities to practice patience, humor, reframing and the like.        

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 13). You’ve graduated from tedious lessons and now less can bother you, frees you from the sort of entanglements that used to keep your smile at bay. You’ll be appointed to a position and entrusted with secret, sacred or extremely powerful information. You’ll get that wonderful news you’ve waited years for. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 18, 9, 30 and 44.