ARIES (March 21-April 19). Seize the opportunity to meet new people. On the surface, you may not have all that much in common. A little effort is all it takes to go deeper. What you'll learn is that you're more alike than different.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Everything will be better with a little preparation, especially things you usually wouldn't have to prepare for - a conversation with a friend, for instance.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). People will respond to your respect. In fact, it's the most motivating thing you can do for another person today - respect the efforts, the attitude, the person's expression in this world.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You heard the music before, and now you can't hear it. This is not cause for alarm. The songbird has not flown away, but is inside you always. Once in a while, it just needs to rest its voice.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Don't let other people's opinions knock you off your game. Someone else's judgment doesn't have to be unsettling; uncertainty could, in fact, call forward your best self. It's all in your interpretation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your imagination gets an injection of color. It's like a brand-new ink cartridge in your printer, ready to flesh out some vivid imagery for you. Dream that you'll make it. Dream big, and dream wild.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's not enough to have an opinion. Anyone can do that. But to have an opinion that's thoroughly and uniquely thought out - you really admire the person who presents you with such a thing today.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If thoughts were furniture, a few timeless pieces deserve the prime mental real estate you give them. The broken down, archaic pieces you would do well to move on out and replace.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To know someone very well, so well that you're comfortable with this person in a myriad of situations, is a wonderful feeling. Plus, making efforts toward this end is nothing but pleasure.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may find yourself thinking harshly of a situation. It doesn't make you a bad person. It's natural to have a whole array of feelings, some darker than others. Just watch your words, is all.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Some have trouble saying "no," while others are afraid to say "yes." Everyone is different. Set up those personal rules again, and this time, make sure they are directed to you.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). How can you take the relationship to more-splendid levels? You will accomplish this aim, mostly because you have the creativity, curiosity, and moxie that it takes to ask this question.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 13). You will accept people who felt unacceptable, love those who exhibit unlovable behavior, and emotionally support others who might never reciprocate. These exercises in exemplary character would be pure selflessness if they didn't happen to make you rich in every conceivable way this year. Cancer and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 3, 30, 12, 24, and 48.