ARIES (March 21-April 19). The theme this week is: quality connections. It’s not about how smart, rich or talented you are; it’s about how you make others feel as you take part in the group. Much depends on where you take the conversation. By the end of the week, everyone will agree that the scene just wouldn’t be the same without you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You know what you need to do, but how do you stay motivated? Stop looking for the answer. There isn’t one. Rather, there are several. Different solutions work for different times. The important thing is that you try something to keep your spirits and interests high, and if that doesn’t work, try something else.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You like to leave things better than they were when you found them, though this is not always possible, especially in matters of love — an inherently messy game. Some degree of emotional damage is inevitable. The best you can do this week is to try to make up for mistakes when you can.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Why do the prettiest flowers bloom for the shortest period of time? Already you’re missing some beauty that happened about six weeks ago and wondering whether there’s something you can do to fill the void. There is. Commemorate the time while it’s still fresh in your memory, and then move on. The best is yet to come.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You used to have trust issues, but this week you’ll prove that you’re either legitimately over them or you’ve decided to put them aside. Where there’s trust, relationships operate smoothly. It helps that you’ve taken the time to get to know a person to the extent that you can predict what he or she is going to do.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re unique. What pleases you is not what’s going to please the next person. Generic favorable comments won’t inspire you to feel loved and respected. What is the best praise you’ve ever received? What could you do that might lead to more such comments? This is the direction you should go this week.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Most people are comfortable with predictable patterns they can repeat on a regular basis. You’re trying to create this kind of consistency for a loved one. The trick is that it has to be a pattern that feels good to both of you. If you’re too self-sacrificing (as is your tendency), you’ll only resent these efforts in the end.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). How fast things can change! By Wednesday, you’ll know why your early plans of the week were not comprehensive enough. Your new vision includes not only what you’ll do, but also who you’ll be in the process. There are feelings and moods you’d like to bring into your world that haven’t been there for a while.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In addition to the family you were born into, you have an extensive family of friends. Some you choose; some choose you. You like them all, but they don’t always get along with one another. Many of them get possessive of you. You’ll spend a good amount of energy managing your network this week.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Your relationships are of the utmost importance, and yet life doesn’t seem to be reflecting that priority. You would love to restructure your days, but you feel caught in the current routine. Talk it over, map it out, try to see it from a different angle. A few changes in responsibility and logistics could fix your problem.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Of course you prefer the uncomplicated arrangements and low-maintenance relationships, but life doesn’t always present you with your preferences. Your attempts to resolve a dispute through reasonable discussion will be brilliantly effective. You’re good at this! You could even be asked to mediate for others.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Musicians know that making beautiful music with others requires a constant adjustment of rhythm and harmony to fit the musical moment. Barreling on without sensitivity doesn’t make music; it makes noise. This week, you’re like a fine musician, simultaneously trying to blend, speak out and find your groove.