ARIES (March 21-April 19). Doing things right takes twice as much time as doing them wrong, except when you take into account all the time you'll spend fixing and redoing.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be entertained by your own subconscious. The ideas that pop into your head will surprise and delight you. Your wild imagination is a talent that the best people around you celebrate.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You want to focus on the basics-work and relationships-but the non-essentials seem so much more fun. Why resist? There are silly adventures to be had and bits of ridiculous fun to grab.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Usually when the tug of war is over, someone has been dragged through the mud. When you feel the first resistance, consider bowing out of the game. You may not win, but you'll stay clean.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Poor communication is never the problem of one person. The "co" in "communication" gives it away. It's as much about what's expressed as it is how that expression is received.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's more fun to visit places you've never seen with people you know well. The shared excitement of exploring builds bonds. If this dynamic isn't in your immediate future, plan something.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You know a lot. You also know not to say all you know, because as interesting as your wealth of knowledge is, people prefer it in brief doses. Instead you'll focus on listening and encouraging others to play along.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Here's a counterintuitive remedy to stress that will actually work today: Increase your task load. That's right: Take on even more responsibility. Everything will magically fall in order, and you'll get it all done.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone wants to leap into your world, but don't let it happen. It will be more effective to create a journey you both can enjoy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When it comes to love, today you're dangerously unguarded, opening your heart based on nothing but an intuitive notion. Ultimately the rewards will more than match your risk.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It will feel really good to handle what isn't working. Get repairs. Mend the tears. Fix whatever needs it. And if it still won't go, it will feel even better to cut your losses.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When two people have more or less the same conversation over and over again without understanding each other's needs any better than when they started, this is an illustration of poor communication.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 6). Your solar return begins with a flurry of activity in your personal life. You'll be making an important commitment, too. You'll find it easier to make money with what you learn in April. If you need a fresh start, May brings renewal and a clean slate. You'll acquire property or a new vehicle for a great price in July. Virgo and Libra adore you. Lucky numbers: 48, 1, 13, 33 and 50.