ARIES (March 21-April 19). Passion is a fine thing to have in your life, but it’s not necessary, certainly not every day. So if you’re less than enthusiastic for most of this week, don’t worry about it. Maybe it’s enough just to feel slightly curious. Follow that curiosity, and it will take you to beautiful destinations. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you don’t share your problems with other people, you probably do not enjoy it when they share their problems with you. There are times for branching out, and then there are times for seeking the company of like minds. This is a week for the latter, as you need the reinforcement of those with similar values. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The game you’ll play this week is an ancient one. Millions have sat down to the same board. When the game is done, it goes back in the box, and different players sit down. Realizing how temporary this game is will help you enjoy it and play it better, too.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Flight simulators were created so that people could learn to pilot airplanes without killing anyone in the process. This week features the equivalent of a flight simulator: a forum in which you can make mistakes that you’ll learn from without paying too high a cost for the experience. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If fitness could be purchased in bottle form, everyone would be in great shape. The change you wish for will take more effort than that, but perhaps not as much effort as you think. Play the long game. This is more of a daily expenditure — just a few minutes a day — that will add up beautifully over the course of a year. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t have to tap dance, sparkle and shine in order to be a worthy participant in the group. Just being there is enough. You may still choose to go to the extra trouble, but knowing that you don’t have to will be key. You’ll come across as more confident, and you’ll have the respect of all around.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you haul the past around with you, it limits the options as to where you can move next and how fast you can get there. This is why you strive to keep things emotionally light and lean and in the now. This is not always possible this week. Some bit of history wants to be explored. Handle it quickly, and be done with it. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Everyone messes up occasionally. Expectation and disappointment are natural parts of human connection. It’s not the instance of negative behavior that influences a relationship most; rather, it’s the ratio of negative to positive behavior that matters. Avoid dysfunction (even the kind that interests and intrigues you). 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You love a good fairy tale in which the main character comes from humble beginnings and then blossoms to live happily ever after. This week you’ll get a glimpse of the happiness that’s to come in your own life — a sign that you, too, are blossoming in some heroic way. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You can’t make the sun come out by wishing it was sunny, but you can bet that if you wait around long enough, the clouds will lift and the sun will come out. That’s the way it is with certain moods you go through this week. They’ll pass. A better mood will follow. Trust and work through it. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The bottom line is, you need more attention, affection and general care. Usually, the karmic way is that you give and then you get, but you’ve already paid in much, much more than you have received. It’s out of balance because you’re not letting yourself accept. It’s a week to practice receiving. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your energy will be freed to increase your powers of self-discipline. It’s an excellent time to give yourself rules to help you present yourself in the way you want to be perceived. You have the inner strength to create a new habit. By this time next week, you’ll be well on your way to creating the change you desire.