ARIES (March 21-April 19). Among the saddest things imaginable is unexpressed potential. You hate to see it in others, and it's physically painful when it's stored inside of you. What is keeping you from expressing it?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Just as food becomes more valuable after it's withheld, some values become strongly relevant only when challenged. You will be inspired to fight for ideas you thought everyone shared.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). One way some people deal with problems is to become skillful at concealing the difficulty. Stay aware of the person who wants you to think that all is well . He or she may really need your help.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are those you need to experience so you can get used to the way they act. You may never understand them, but if you can predict them, you'll be more comfortable and able to coexist.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Feeling in control of your time is a key element of happiness. Extremely practical steps toward better time management will help you find your smile again.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Rejection implies previous acceptance. So, strangers cannot reject one another. If it's not a good fit, find out early and move on. Put all relevant info on the table before you get too involved.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Everyone needs a place to feel safe. Some are safe in small places, some in wide-open spaces. You can provide the emotional equivalent. Recognize when people are uncomfortable, and try to help.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are etiquette rules for everything. You will lead with your deep respect for those around you, and although you may not do things the technically proper way, you'll generate good feelings.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because of your efforts to be a clear and present communicator, you will minimize misinterpretation and misunderstanding. Focus on problem-solving.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). At some point, you tire of trying to figure out people's motivations. You'll recharge in the natural world, which has the power to calm you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The value you assign yourself is just an opinion. Like all opinions, it is subject to change. Why rate yourself at all? Give the judge the day off, and see whether you're not a whole lot happier.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Logical and ethical behavior is the bare minimum for getting along in civilized society. But when it comes to making friends, social efforts must reach further into the realm of emotional intelligence. Don't worry, you're a pro.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 15). The start of this year features your finding soft places to land. You deserve comfort and lots of love, which you'll soak in before going to the next spot. Your aim toward professionalism will extend to and enhance other parts of your life. May and July feature romance and getting out of your routine. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 12, 10, 45, and 20.