ARIES (March 21-April 19). This week will test your faith, but do not assume that what you want has been denied you. You’re better off believing that your good fortune has merely been delayed. Hold on to hope, expect good things and get busy. Thursday through Saturday will bring wonderful connections with familiar and new people.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The way to empower something is to pay attention to it. The way to disempower a thing is to ignore it. This is the principle to live by this week, as there will be many loud issues not worthy of your full-on attention and quieter circumstances that would enrich your life completely were you to tend to them.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The question arises in the early week: Who are your real friends? They’re all doing their best. Certain people are naturally inclined to put your feelings first — those are the ones you can trust. On Thursday, your work will be a rip-roaring success, which will inspire you to turn out more of the same.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you’ve ever faked getting a phone call or had a texting conversation with yourself so you didn’t have to interact in a daunting environment, you can sympathize with the socially insecure. This week your emotional IQ will rise as you make efforts to interact comfortably and help others get comfortable, too.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’ll find a new person to admire and follow this week, and this is no small matter. The people you like will shape your days. They will change the way you relate to others. They will change the way you relate to yourself. Your admiration is a kind of magic potion with the power to grow all of the qualities you admire. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you’re in a special relationship, you want to know the people who are important to your loved one. Spending time with another person’s “people” is a sort of gift that you give to your loved one and yourself simultaneously. However casual it may seem, it will be meaningful to both parties.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll be caring for children and/or others who are learning to operate in the big world. These individuals have to be taught to pay attention to their surroundings and to what others are doing so they can stay out of harm’s way and get in the flow of the society and culture they’re in. You’ll be the ideal helper.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Advice pours in from all corners. When everyone puts in two cents, the end result is nothing more than dime-store counseling. Seek guidance from only the most qualified. A joint enterprise will bring success in either business or love, but not both.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Don’t assume that anyone knows what’s going on. They are all trying their best to look confident and in-charge. That’s half of the battle. Every situation is new this week. Whatever it is you’re supposed to be doing, take a strong approach, assume the best and dive in. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’ll be drawn to the ones who have multiple interests and a generally enthusiastic demeanor. An ambitious endeavor will be accomplished in daily practice. Delegate more of your workload so you have time for this. By trying to do everything yourself, you stop yourself from moving toward a desired goal. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). A soul-nurturing relationship is the cosmic gift of this week. Note: People don’t have to think alike to be part of the same community. The magic you need is in a diverse group of supportive individuals. The weekend is about simplifying. Eliminate 10 superfluous possessions, and you’ll immediately feel better. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Wouldn’t it be lovely if a relationship surprised you? You long for a rapturous moment — the kind that makes you feel like there is nothing else in the whole universe except the moment you are in. Make an effort to create that for someone to increase your chances that such an experience will happen for you, too.