ARIES (March 21-April 19). Glittering generalities sound impressive to those who desperately want them to be true and the utterly gullible. You'll hear past the hyperbole.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You have something special. Many would love to claim it. And the weird part is

you hardly see it anymore. Adjust your perspective so you can better love what is already yours.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Today you'll be susceptible to flattery, but so what? You also deserve to be paid attention. You worked hard to get where you are. So how about you soak it all up? Just say thank you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The saying goes, "Never let them see you sweat." But if you make it look too easy, they'll heap more work on you. You'll find the middle ground.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Moods come and go like weather. You're like a region unto yourself. There are typical weather patterns for the region of you, and then there are anomalies. That's what's happening now.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Add this to your routine: a generous pat on the back, from you to you. Of course this is best done privately, but rest assured it's not the least bit self-centered to recognize your own talents.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Philosophizing has its time, place and purpose. The big-picture thinking can seem like an indulgence when there's so much practical work to be done, but indulge, because it will be essential to getting things right.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Since you're still not sure about your next move, don't make one. You can afford to hang out in this phase a while longer. Write down the ideas. Talk it out. Ask questions. Research. Brainstorm.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have your agenda; they have theirs. Honestly, there may not be a compromise that will make you both happy, so don't waste too much time in negotiation.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may get an unusually large number of requests made of you today, and a few demands will be thrown in there, too. This is what comes with getting suddenly popular.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Go often to the well of positive energy. You'll find it in quotes, books and songs. You'll find it in the small talk you make with strangers and in the fellowship of friends.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You might be surprised at what you're willing to do to please a person who happens to be exceptionally charming, attractive and funny. Also, you might be surprised at what people are willing to do for you for the same reasons.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 31). This year you strive for reasonable idealism. You'll serve your values well and you'll also aim for a few impossibilities, because pushing yourself has historically led to remarkable achievement. This year you're even better under pressure than ever before. Love will be your constant companion. Gemini and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 44, 3, 30 and 15.