ARIES (March 21-April 19). There are days when making yourself happy is no small feat. Maybe it should be easier, but the fact that it’s not is probably due to the big life you lead — so many options. You’re doing fine. Keep reinforcing that. Wondering whether you deserve to be happy is silliness. Be happy and good flows from and to you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The Internet is stalking you, putting up ads for the items you recently viewed, trying to tempt you further to hit that “buy” key. Someone in your life will do the same thing this week. In both cases, ultimately, it’s about what’s good for you. If you’re going to be persuaded, be persuaded by your own heart. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You don’t have to do what makes other people comfortable all the time, and you know that. So what if they feel challenged by you? Maybe you’re doing them a favor. Anyway, you’re attracted to smarter things than the mediocre stuff around you this week. This may lead you to make a ruckus. 

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The anticipation of something wonderful can be, contrastingly, quite terrible if it’s unfocused. Instead of wishing, hoping and dreaming, this is a good time to put your mind to planning and preparing. That way, when the moment is upon you, you will feel confident and ready. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Elevator music: It’s not just for elevators anymore. In fact, if this week were a song, it might sound something like the soothing and bland tones of this genre. That’s why you have to get your emotional equivalent of an electric guitar out and strum something fierce. Otherwise, the week will roll out with little to remember it by.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Small steps to get organized lead to big leaps in time management. When you have more time, you will be able to get to an activity that makes your heart soar. Therefore, anything you do to get organized will ultimately add up to freedom and self-development. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). “Social pressure” is a term that often has a negative connotation, even though much of what happens through social pressure is actually for the good of society. You’re a natural diplomat, and you’ll turn the social swirl around you into an opportunity to honor the needs of others and make some money for yourself, too! 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are all too aware of how self-consciousness can kill an impression, mostly because you’ve witnessed overly self-conscious people trying to impress you. However, self-awareness is part of this week’s lesson. You’ll tune in to the image you present to the world and tweak it to make it the way you’d like it to be.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You accept that nothing can stay the same, and yet this week’s changes may seem confusing to you. It’s like things are getting simultaneously better and worse. You’ll be able to turn things in your favor, though, in time. Your optimism will help — so don’t lose that! 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re a force. Your confidence is high, and the challenges seem to rise to that level. Fight self-effacing tendencies, and let others praise you — a little ego is terrific for your personal and financial affairs. You can take your reputation to the bank. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In this week’s situation, you are the receiver, not the transmitter, of signals. You may be trying to shape things to your liking, but you’ll have more luck when you sit back and realize that you’re the one being shaped. The important thing is to relax and let life unfold before you. Your reaction will make the difference.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your spirit is much bigger than the various roles you have to stuff it into this week. Rely on your superior instinct, as it won’t steer you wrong, even though it may steer you in seemingly random directions. Conventional wisdom is often correct, but not always.