ARIES (March 21-April 19). Who tries things a thousand unsuccessful ways before getting one winner? Winners. You're trying something that's not guaranteed, and easy results are not a part of this endeavor, but keep going.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The aim is to make decisions based on your vision for your life, not the moment-to-moment minutiae of moods. This is made much easier when it's a strong, juicy vision. You'll work on that today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some will be aware of rank and order and who's in first and last place, etc., but you can be assured your gut feeling on the matter is correct: It's about the work.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll be tempted to take on a task that is as challenging as it is ridiculous, but consider this: Don't teach a pig to sing; it frustrates you and annoys the pig.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Even though you're the cat of the zodiac, you have a merciful side. That's what will come into play today as you walk out of your house more shepherd than lion.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Everyone has a secret - something to remember when you're bored with social interactions. Persist. Guaranteed, there is something interesting to know here if you hang in and pay attention.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Though it's not wise to measure your progress by someone else's standards, it's also the way the world works. Think about what they'll be judging, and gear up.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Are you getting the feeling that the perfectly right moment you're waiting for is never going to happen? Well, you're right about that. It's information that could also be your golden ticket to move forward regardless.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Since you have baggage around being socially accepted today, you can act out (without trying, because it's just who you are), and you can enjoy the way it pushes everyone's boundaries, including your own.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). To notice then react - this is how an awake world operates. To notice and not react - well, that's the usual. You're different. Prove it today. There's a lot at stake, actually.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're not so worried about becoming something these days. It's more about un-becoming those things that were imposed on you. Things that served other people's interests, not yours.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You've mined the gold in your mistakes before, but this vein is deeper than you imagined. It's a good time to look back and consider how you might have done it differently, and how you'll do it next time.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Dec. 8). You don't shy away from goals just because they push you into uncomfortable territory. You know what's worth doing, and that will be the guiding principle of this solar return. There's a favorable change in February bonding you with another. You'll continue along a path of beautiful vistas and beatific scenery. Cancer and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 3, 8, 38 and 4.