Aries (March 21-April 19). It won't be enough for you to know a person's name. You'll want to also know that person's story. And if a person can't deliver you said "story," you'll respect that person all the more — a clean slate.

Taurus (April 20-May 20). The Internet tells you to spoil the one you adore with hugs and kisses — not bad advice, though much depends on timing. You're playing a sophisticated game. One answer does not fit all.

Gemini (May 21-June 21). The Bible suggests that we are dust and will return to it. Joni Mitchell echoed the sentiment when she sang, "We are star dust. We are golden." You'll feel the profundity of those words today.

Cancer (June 22-July 22). There is a person who depends on you. This is real and important. Be all you can be to that person today. This is one of many days in a chapter of time, and yet it is the only day we can do something about.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). Maybe you don't even know how you got into it, but boy, you are in it now. Are you ever. For a lot of the day you'll wonder how to get out of it. The expression that rules after that: good riddance.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It takes a long time to be a master. That's why the masters are exonerated. You'll praise one today without knowing how your praise will land. Truly, it will mean more than the master lets on.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When someone makes an effort, you encourage. Words help; actions speak louder. You've a good idea about the action you should take, so go for it: You are always on the ready to make things better for you and yours.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You attract good friends; there's no question about that. Do they measure up to the standards that others set for you? Maybe not. Are those people in a position to set your standards? Maybe not.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's fine if you don't make sense. In fact, stop. Then realize: No one makes sense all the time. Your nonsense will have a certain genius to it today.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Playing the game — that's where the fun is for you. The score only matters in as much as it's a marker for who gets to play and who doesn't.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Art is not science. As much as one tries to measure it and weigh it and make sense of it, it can never work on a logical scale. And neither can a certain relationship you have that is prettying up the walls of your life.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll use all of the tools available to you to connect with like minds. This will accentuate your tendencies. By finding kindred spirits, you'll feed the person you are.

Today's Birthday (Dec. 8). The happiness you feel now will carry forward, so focus on it and feel more of it! New family additions come in February. March is for educating people who can publicize what you do. June will bring a beautiful environment and July will help you pay for all of that. Aries and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 14, 3, 39 and 13.