ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll benefit from knowing the motives of others, and you'll easily figure them out now, too.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your expertise will pale in comparison to that of a certain person who seems to thrive on finding new ways to drive you crazy.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An overlap of interests will influence your love life now. Money, work, romance, power, status, family matters and more will play into the action somehow.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Passion isn't dead; it's just sleeping. This is what's needed to recharge your energy. Work and relationships will thrive again once you've rested.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Act on your moneymaking ideas, especially if they involve an open invitation to the general public. People want to be around your upbeat energy.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You won't be deterred by the complexities of romance. The best things in life are a bit messy. You have the gumption to hang in there and try harder to make it work.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The time you spend following your curiosity will be the best investment of the day. It makes for good conversation, which is an absolutely free pastime that will lead to good fortune in many areas of life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are likely to get mentally swept off your feet by someone who strikes a chord in your heart. You'll try to cover this up, though, recognizing the benefit of privacy.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This is the best day of the week to exchange information and demonstrate your genuine interest in others. People will open up to you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Spending more than you earn creates problems. You'll keep the balance in check. This has to do with both money and more subtle systems of exchange between people.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll encounter traffic jam-like situations that feel hopeless as they inch along. Relax and listen to life's music. You'll eventually get where you want to go.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll make friends easily. What will you do together? The best outings do not require you to spend a lot of money.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (May 8). Introductions this month bring luck. Your most lucrative times are now, July and December. The encouragement and support you give others will boomerang back to you as you apply yourself to a big project in June. Your affection for someone special grows through November, and 2014 brings a commitment. Aries and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 5, 42, 38 and 20.

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."