Aries (March 21-April 19). In the day's competition, the prize won't go to the one who is more naturally skilled. Rather, it will go to the one who chooses to develop her skill to the best of her ability.

Taurus (April 20-May 20). For all the times you've wondered if a relationship has more potential than you've already mined, this is the day to find out. Business relationships will be especially lucky for investigating.

Gemini (May 21-June 21). You are one of the most flexible signs of the zodiac, and one of the reasons why is that you regularly stretch yourself into unknown territory. Like a dancer, this keeps you emotionally lithe and limber.

Cancer (June 22-July 22). The next three days are for setting a precedent, so make sure you're doing something you'd like to repeat. If it's not moving the way you want, turn it around now while things are still fresh.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). Closure is more important than you think. So is the ritual of de-cluttering, which is not just about possessions; it extends to your emotional world, too. Nothing new can come in until you make more room.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Conversation, investigation, research — it's all part of moving a relationship forward. It's good to know more about a person before you decide what role he or she will play in your life.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Let others handle the technical problems today, because your talent is best applied to helping people feel better on an emotional level. The human-interest angle is wide open and you're the one best suited to take it on.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You want to do your part. Don't do more than that. You could, easily. In fact, you'd prefer to step in and take over, but you know that it won't help things. The team will be stronger when everyone learns to participate.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There is something you've been a little afraid to talk about even though you know that the conversation needs to happen. It can't be put off any longer. Pass on the message.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Today you'll wear your confidence smooth and tucked away. You don't need to tell people about your accomplishments, because your attitude will say it all.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You're no longer a novice, so it will take a lot less effort to get results. This leaves you with extra reserves of energy to apply to something new.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). There's a fine art to ignoring what you can't do anything about. It starts with recognizing the things that fall into that category. You may have made a few errors as you were categorizing. Reassess.

Today's Birthday (Dec. 2). Your solar return has put your social savvy in overdrive. The next three months will feature exciting, nuanced interactions and quiet attention from one who finds you attractive. January shows you learning about a different culture. Act quickly to make the most of a financial opportunity in February. Virgo and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 5, 20, 15 and 32.