ARIES (March 21-April 19). As horrific as battle can be, some soldiers come back to their daily lives and find themselves missing the war. This week may bring a longing for the excitement, purposefulness and relationships you forged in stressful circumstances. The best way to handle it is to dedicate yourself to a short-term project.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll keep your eye on the big picture, and something strange will happen as a result: The picture will keep getting bigger. As the scope changes, you’ll find a way to scale up quickly and cover the additional responsibilities. You’re not in this alone. Keep reaching out. Invite others to help you. They’ll be eager to. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Many can thrive in the face of adversity. It’s one of the things we humans are good at. And though overcoming obstacles helps to build character, the true test of character is how a person behaves in times of comfort and satisfaction and when in power. You’ll get the chance to ace this test this week. 

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Novelty is part of the recipe for a good time. If you’re not experiencing something new, you won’t hit the level of enjoyment you want to experience this week. It will be easier to have fun doing something you’ve never done before than it will be to have fun returning to the happy scene already experienced. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Social bonding is on the agenda. It will take deeper thought and more effort to get close to the people you’re interested in, possibly because you’re in the mood to reach out of your usual circle and make friends with people with whom you have less in common. There will be wide-reaching benefits for doing so! 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Positive and negative social interactions influence your mood every day, but you are less likely to be heavily impacted by these interactions when you are already feeling good about life. Unhappiness makes you vulnerable to illness and distress. Get more of the activities that make you smile on your agenda. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You owe it to yourself to find a comfortable fit in all things this week, from shoes to friendships to professional arrangements. Your gut will tell you when interactions aren’t quite right. Why waste time? The moment you know the situation isn’t for you, bow out graciously and seek a better match. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are few things more satisfying than using your creativity and talents to achieve an aim that will delight and/or help others. This week affords you a rare cosmic combo-gift in the form of a rather obvious opportunity, a trustworthy team, and the other necessary resources to take on such an endeavor. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This week you may find yourself getting bored by your own business and fascinated by everyone else’s. It’s a sign that it’s time to plan another adventure. You don’t have to go far. The point is just that you go where you haven’t gone before. You’ll be amazed at how this renews your spirit. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When you’re not given what you need, you’ll decide on another approach. Should you demand it? Charm your way to it? Propose a way to win it? Take it and run? Or do you really need it in the first place? Your choices in this regard will define you, so proceed carefully. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Some of the things that will make you wise (like experiences, education, travel and making your own costly mistakes) will set you back in dollars. However, do not hesitate to invest in yourself this week. Follow your intuition. Inner wisdom will make you richer than dollars ever could. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As the nut-storing squirrel knows, being frugal isn’t about depriving yourself of today’s sustenance; it’s about preparing yourself for tomorrow’s. Thinking about the future will help you make balanced financial choices that will hold you in good stead for the months to come.