This week’s birthdays: You realize to a greater degree how your talents can be put to use to help yourself, your family and your community. Your efforts will have the maximum effect this month and next because you are around people who can help you strategize and follow through. Love seeks you out in April. In March it seems that you are the pursuer. You will follow a romantic notion to exotic locations. In July you will push yourself to achieve financial means and find a new source of income in the process.
March 21-April 19
All week you pay attention and gather savvy tidbits along the way. You’ll be feeling pretty smart until a know-it-all comes along to remind you that there are always new intellectual horizons to welcome. What makes you truly intelligent is that you recognize when to express yourself and when to stay mum.
June 22-July 22
You know you’re awesome most of the time, so this week avoid dwelling too long on something you did wrong. Maybe it was all you could do given your limitations at the time. Quickly forgive and move on, and you’ll avoid a serious case of the “coulda beens,” a dreadful thought process that can only drag you down.
September 23 - October 23
This week features a mad dash to the finish line, which may look a lot like a cash register. The final step of a process likely includes laying down the money. Of course, it’s not really about financial output. You’re investing yourself in this project, and you are willing to give the best of your energy in order to see it through.
December 22 - January 19
When you get a little distance between you and a friend, you can see the many ways in which this person has helped you and perhaps a few ways that he or she has hurt you, too. Focus on the positive as you go forward. Your combined excitement is a force that can make astounding things happen.
April 20-May 20
You identify with a group of people and, yet, don’t believe everything they stand for. If you were to talk one on one with different members of this group, you would probably learn that you are not alone in your feelings. Take the good, and don’t worry about the differences. With your team you can move mountains.
July 23 - August 22
You’re so fabulous at sticking to the job at hand that you might be asked to keep others on task, as well. People respect your cheerful guidance. Be willing to take on a little more responsibility without being compensated. Once you make yourself indispensable, you can ask for, and get, more money for your work.
October 24 - November 21
You’ve been wanting to rework that creation you threw together at the last minute. You may not get any better results, though. There was magic in the urgency with which you approached the endeavor that cannot be recaptured. So you may as well celebrate the haphazard genius of it and move on to new projects.
January 20 - February 18
Once again you’ll be figuring out your inspiration: the people you admire, the style that resonates with you, the things you like and dislike. The purpose of all this reflection is to reinvent yourself. There’s a position to fill, and you just know you’re the one to fill it — well, a version of you anyway. You continue to emerge.
May 21 - June 21
A new project is featured. To get things started right, consider what you’ve learned from a past project that didn’t quite fly. Perhaps you made headway initially but things fell apart for lack of momentum. Determine what you gleaned from the experience and you’ll be able to give this new endeavor strong wings.
August 23-September 22
The dance of relationships is a push-pull maneuver. Get closer and the other person will usually retreat. Retreat and they will lean in. It’s nothing personal, just a matter of personal security. Everyone has their own ideas about what constitutes a safe distance. You stay confident when you keep this in mind.
November 22 - December 21
Long ago someone made you feel embarrassed for wanting what you wanted. This week comes with the realization that you don’t have to justify your desires or trump up a case for having them. You are entitled to pursue happiness that’s different from the one your parents, siblings or friends would pursue.
February 19 - March 20
An attitude adjustment is necessary. Focus on the basic things you like and build from there. A color that makes you feel good or a person who always seems to lift your mood will be essential to the task. By Wednesday you’ll hit the right headspace to make a major move. Your state of mind is ever improving.