ARIES (March 21-April 19). What if you demanded absolutely nothing of yourself for a whole day? This isn't the day, but you can plan a do-nothing day next week.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Maybe it's not the deadline that's driving you. When you take away the pressure to perform, what you'll have instead is the sheer will to do so.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). How many leads can you generate? How many sales come from those leads? These kinds of number games will excite you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It has been a long while since you connected with a certain old friend. It will bring you good fortune to do so now.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be more productive if you stay sensible and tend to only the most pressing issue of the moment.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You rarely nap during the day, but after a 20-minute catnap today, you'll emerge more creative, stronger.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The advantage is all yours. If you're the only one going for the position, you're bound to win.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're a giver, and you will be happiest in the act of giving. It will only take one small act to make someone else happy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Somehow it's easier to be happy about a gift if you feel that you are the only one in the world who has it. This is something to be mindful of today.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is a part of you that wants to have or be the very thing that you're judging. Go for what you want instead of criticizing those who have it.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Great news: Any problem that was created by you can be solved by you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You can benefit from getting lost today , especially a library, bookstore, gym or workshop.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 17). You rise to your own high standards this year, so don't forget to reward yourself. You'll be the darling of your work environment in January. March brings a conquest that you'll be talking about for years to come. May brings romance and tenderness. July is your chance to show the world what you can do. Aquarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 15, 39, 22 and 14.

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.