ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's a reprieve in whatever relationship strife you've been experiencing. Be confident that the one you love loves you. Reciprocity doesn't guarantee an easy road, but it sure is a better start than the opposite dynamic.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You do not have to be an expert in grief or loss to ease a situation. When you show up with an open heart, your very presence is a comfort to those who need it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have a family you were born to and a family you define. There's an occasion coming up where the two might intersect. Relax. There's nothing to worry about.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're not too old to show your work to someone whose opinion matters to you, or to hang it up in an important place. Those who honor your self-expression also honor you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Small talk won't naturally gravitate to the things you care about unless you steer it in that direction. Do so: You'll get more enjoyment from connecting with people on what truly interests you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You can and should automate and improve the process of day-to-day business. You never know what your time could be better spent doing until you open some of it up to the possibilities.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you make efforts to see the bigger picture, you'll notice, with mixed feelings, that many people around you face dramatic challenges that make your own grievances seem trivial.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Being a fan of great work perks your awareness and raises your bar, making you a candidate for eventual great work yourself. No pressure, though: For now, enjoy your fandom status.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Everyone needs support and compassion, yet there's are not as many givers as there could be. If you feel like you're making up for the thoughtlessness and ignorance of others, you are.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). On the route to finding happiness, sometimes you have no idea which direction you're headed. This is natural. Get rid of the things that make you unhappy, and see whether that doesn't clear your windshield somewhat.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). An unexpected wrinkle arises. This prompts you to seek expert help. There's much available you won't have to pay for. Follow the prescription to a T, and you'll be home free.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The best position is the one with the least to lose. Paradoxically, to get there, you have to agree to lose things. Loosen your grip on something you thought you needed. Turns out, you don't.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 1). There's a romantic confession and an exciting proposition right at the top of this solar return. In April, you'll become one with your equipment and conquer work that used to take you 10 times as long. You'll then have the time for a moneymaking venture and sock it away through spring. Taurus and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 32, 30, 2, 40, and 16.