ARIES (March 21-April 19). Expansion comes with effort. This is no time to get comfortable, especially in matters of career.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Not only will you leave well enough alone; you won't fix it if it isn't broken, and you'll also mind your own business.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There's a creative notion inside you that desperately wants out. Self-expression is an integral part of your health and well-being. You work out any troubles you have through your art.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are so many unknowns that to speculate an outcome at this point would just be silly. Trust life's process.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you can be graceful when the pressure is on, you will also be happy.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your focus is strong. You will be prone to anchor yourself on a single subject. The trick is to pick one worthy of your energy and passion.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Mix it up. Mingle with people. Are you lacking a good excuse to get out? Make one up.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Here's a pie-in-the-sky idea: You might actually find a way to enjoy the piles of work laid before you on this busy day.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have had many teachers in your life, but history is by far the greatest of them. You'll spend some time looking back and noting what you did right.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You were told that it's not what you do but how you do it that matters. Today, your living example of this principle will inspire others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You could dwell on your shortcomings, but it's such a tedious thing to do. Counting your talents and blessings.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You have friends in high places and also in weird and unlikely venues. Both will be most helpful to you today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 14). You go into the year with the right attitude, and much is made possible because of this. You know that you can manage whatever comes; therefore, you take risks that others wouldn't take. Your personal life thrives in January, and friends introduce you to stellar business prospects, too. There's a windfall in March. Scorpio and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 24, 20, 32 and 19.

Holiday Mathis is the author of "Rock Your Stars." To write to her, please go to www.creators.com and click on "Write the Author" on the Holiday Mathis page, or send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.