ARIES (March 21-April 19). You're more likely to keep a commitment to a friend than you are to honor your own private and personal wish. When you really want something for yourself, you must get other people involved.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Existential angst can be alleviated through practical means. Environmental improvements will contribute. Get more sunlight and fresh air. Perhaps there's a nutritional issue to be addressed.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Once your internal parent decides what's good for you, your internal child will spend a good amount of time whining, complaining and trying to talk you out of it. Good parents stay true to their word.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It will take many hours of research and development to make an effective presentation. The amount of time you get to actually present your ideas may be extremely short: Make it count.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may be interrupted. It's an opportunity to extend respect to the other person, even though he or she is being rude. A mistake is an opportunity to show poise.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A partnership that drains you is defeating. Partnerships should contribute to your sense of well-being. Get a partner who shares your goals.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you come to the roadblock, you don't automatically turn back. Instead, you move laterally until you find a way through. This is a day when sideways moves can be counted as progress.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your least-satisfying lunch would be the best thing a person in another part of the world has had in months. A global view should help your mood, at least.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).

Believing differently from your friend can cause a rift. Well, it's not the believing exactly; it's the expression of that belief. This is a dance; you're a wonderful dancer.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You know what you want to do, yet you're not doing it. Baffling! You may have to trick yourself to get going.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Give and receive and receive and give. That's the way the day will go. Try not to pay too much attention to the math. Dollar amounts will be deceiving. It's the care. Focus on the care.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Socializing with a friend or partner has its unique challenges. If only you could telepathically convey the message "stop talking" or "save me," it would smooth the way. Work out a signal.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 17). Your intensity will be appreciated by equally intense individuals. This is a bigger blessing than most people can understand. Your unique style and concerns - the one who pays attention to this will be of particular interest. Weddings happen in July and October. Family expansion is an exciting boon of March. Capricorn and Aquarius adore you. Lucky numbers: 4, 20, 33, 10 and 50.