ARIES (March 21-April 19). You have a great deal more power than you’re willing to use. This is the way of a mature warrior. It’s better to keep rich reserves and maintain your position. There will be a time in the not so distant future when you’ll be glad for all the energy, money and influence you’re saving up now. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s no such thing as growing without changing, although it’s entirely possible to change without growing. You’re not so sure that this week’s changes are for the better, but if your intentions are for the highest good for all involved, you’ve done all you can do to ensure a favorable result. Trust life’s process. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). This week you get excited and inspired, and then you make things. Your friends and family will benefit from your creativity, but truly the best part of it is all the fun you have putting something into the world that wasn’t there before and never would be without you. 

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your efforts may seem to be taking forever to accumulate, but give it time and keep going. Like a stonecutter, keep smashing your hammer on the rock even when it doesn’t seem to be splitting, because you know that eventually you’ll strike the magic blow that breaks it all open. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Ambition can be a solid motivator, or it can be a disease that keeps you too amped up to process and appreciate life as it comes. Consider toning it down this week. Looking too far into the future will overwhelm you. Baby steps are doable: one or two moves ahead and then one or two steps from there. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). A person with the best intentions will blithely promise the moon, but alas, the moon doesn’t like to be spoken for. She has her own agenda. So whenever possible, deal directly with the things you want. You don’t need a go-between to mediate for you and your destiny. Keep it simple.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some people are lucky enough to be born with a tendency toward unselfconsciousness, but most of us worry about how we’ll be seen if we end up doing something stupid. Of course, you can take the fear away and free yourself by doing something stupid (or maybe just silly or childish) on purpose. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You do have good people around you, but who is really looking out for you? There’s a void in your support team. You need more people on your side, especially a mentor, cheerleader or benefactor. Seek one who will regularly focus on your strengths and help maximize your efforts as you utilize them. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your mood is even more independent than usual this week. In your work especially, you’ll prefer to be left alone. You can be trusted to get things done, and you don’t need anyone looking over your shoulder. By the end of the week, they’ll see why it’s better to stay out of the way and let you do your thing. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have a fight on your hands this week. The obstacles are rather obvious, though your adversary may remain unknown. Perhaps it’s an inner struggle, and those are often the most difficult to win. But win you will. Gather your resources, and handle what’s in front of you again and again until it’s finished. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It’s true that people will take you at the value you set for yourself. It’s also true that when you are fully engaged in your work, you haven’t the mindset to worry about such things. You’re too busy trying to solve the problem, create the answer and figure out the way. Losing yourself in the task makes value irrelevant. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It’s difficult for you to understand irresponsible people, because you take pride in all of the things you are involved in. You strive for stellar results regardless of the reward. Your example will be absorbed even when you think no one notices. Trust that your commitment to excellence will make a difference.