ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't see yourself as a marionette controlled by the hand of fate. This afternoon, however, it may occur to you to confer with the fates for clues. Success follows.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You sometimes wonder whether you should have settled down with someone from your past, but, rest assured, you had good reasons not to.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll succeed in a new environment if you first calm down enough to focus on others. From a calm place, you will be able to notice and react to nonverbal cues.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You do not always want to show your true emotions, especially when you are around those whose support is conditional. That's what makes your relationship with a certain someone so special.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In the past, you've let people into your world and heart too soon and regretted it. An attractive someone has you feeling like opening up once again. Slow is better.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's no secret that you're a perfectionist, and yet you'll hide this fact well from someone who can't fulfill your expectations. Be willing to cut your losses.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You're living proof that free spirits aren't always flakes. It will take a big effort on your part, however, to show up to some of the commitments you made when you were in a more whimsical mood.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Just because there are things you could be doing better doesn't mean you shouldn't give yourself credit for the many, many things you are already doing right.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Living in the past will rob you of the wonders going on around you today. A Pisces will help you get in touch with the magic around you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The paths you have chosen have led you here - not the ideal place, but definitely an improvement from where you started.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can't make a move without earning someone's disapproval. But there are others who would say you did the right thing. So don't waste time being hard on yourself. Trust your instincts.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Don't assume that your version of a good result will match up with another person's. It will help to let people know up front exactly what you expect.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 15). You don't want what others want. You want more, better, higher - and it's not because you're greedy. You simply thrive on challenge, and you'll seek it out this year. In April, you'll mine the gold that lines the darker places in your past. An investment pays handsomely in June. You'll save someone in July. Cancer and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 33, 18, 43 and 11.