ARIES (March 21-April 19). The best perspective is not in the wide-angle view, the microscopic view, or even the view at arm’s length. The best perspective is in the zoom lens that can toggle between a range of options. This week, as you stretch and learn to see things from different views, you will become more effective, helpful and calm.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Change if you like, but not strictly because someone wants you to. When change is requested of you, it’s time to have a talk with yourself, asking questions like: Is this a change I really want to try out? Does it fit with who I want to be? Also, note: Trying to change others is among the most futile wastes of time.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your life isn’t a melodrama. The good guys aren’t always good, the bad guys aren’t always bad and, most importantly, the ingenue isn’t always in peril. You’ll be among honest cheats and righteous liars and you might have love (or hate) for both types. Observe and take note. You’ll be as safe as you are aware.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Some argue that the Facebook relationship status “It’s Complicated” is the only honest option for any person, married or single. So this week, when things get uncomfortable, messy, wonderful, arduous, comforting, tender, etc., just remind yourself that all relationships are complex.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Perhaps the future will bring us grand freeways of driverless cars — or better yet, driverless hovercrafts — but as of today, someone has to put a foot to the gas pedal and steer. Metaphorically (and probably actually) that person will be you. This week shows you in control, within the speed limit, and right on time.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Nothing magnifies anxiety quite like the pursuit of a perfect solution, namely because there isn’t one. This week, consider your problem carefully and distill it to its crux. Use general criteria to guide you in finding solutions. A range of options will open up. By the week’s end you’ll choose the most satisfying one.     

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you think back, there are people who seemed to arrive in your life as if on cue, playing just the right role when you needed it most. Of course, you didn’t know it at the time — and you might not recognize it this week with your current cast of characters. Time will prove the magic in this mix.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Here’s another reason to say “no” more often. If you don’t have control over your time, you don’t have control over your life. This week will bring at least five opportunities to take back the controls with a polite decline. It will be much easier to say “no” when you know to what you’re saying “yes.” Work that out ASAP.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s a difference between being busy and being focused. You have more items on your to-do list than a typical week would hold, and yet it should mostly be a pleasure because the activities feed your main focus. Also, you’ll have help from the earth signs you know: Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The ups and downs of the week will have you polarized. On the inside you may feel like an opulent minimalist, a violent pacifist or a compassionate tyrant. On the outside you come off as the most interesting person in the room. In fact, someone with much to offer will find you absolutely fascinating.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Affections don’t follow reason. You will not be able to convince yourself that you love something or someone no matter how logical your reasons may be. While your heart can’t be bossed around, your body will be a dutiful soldier this week, following the orders of your higher mind. Your heart will adapt in time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). How often do you really end up needing those just-in-case items you carry around with you? Are those few instances really worth the extra baggage? If you let them go and the hypothetical situation you’ve been prepared for actually happens, you’ll come up with a solution that stretches your creativity.