ARIES (March 21-April 19). Upon hearing stories of heroism and high praise for brave souls in your midst, you can’t help but wonder how you’d act in similar circumstances. Suffice it to say, you would be just as brave. Be glad you don’t need to prove this, and apply your heroic character to the daily non-crisis. You’ll be brilliant!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Make peace with the past. It’s what those with superior character would do, but so what? It will expand your capacity for compassion — still not a good enough reason to put yourself through the pain. Here’s a good reason, though: Make peace with the past in order to stop it from interfering with the present.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll listen intently to advice from on high and from down low, too. The bottom line is: They have no idea what your journey is all about. They don’t know what’s behind you, and they don’t know what’s ahead of you. Therefore, it would be very foolish, indeed, to let them into the driver’s seat of your life even for a second.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Grateful thoughts make the best prayers; grateful words, the best compliments. Most will take for granted all the little niceties you perform several times a day. That’s why the ones who acknowledge you and admire you (and there will be at least two) will quickly take their place among your favorite people.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). In this card game of life, something will happen to force your hand. You’ll handle this with your usual cool — you might even be cavalier about it. Ultimately, you’ll be better off for this moment of truth. “Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” — Audre Lorde

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You like getting praised for what you do almost as much as you like getting paid for what you do. Ultimately, though, it’s the knowledge and feeling that what you do is worthwhile that drives you forward. You’ll witness the difference you make in the world firsthand this week.    

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The Zen master suggests, “Get over yourself.” And yet, in typical Zen fashion, there is not too much explanation as to how this can be accomplished. Luckily, you’ll come up with your own method this week. The benefits to this effort are numerous and varied. For starters, you’ll get closer to the one you love.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). People act differently in texts than they would otherwise, and that’s the fun of it. It’s a guessing game called: What is the intention of this message? Just don’t let the game go on for hours. In one face-to-face meeting, you’ll know more about a person and the relationship than you could learn in 100 texts.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your moral compass won’t steer you wrong; however, there are times when it will read differently from the map to adventure inside your brain. You know which one to follow. It won’t seem as fun at first. It will seem like the long uphill route. But when you follow your moral compass, you’ll never lose yourself.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The problem is, something is taking up much more time than the effort is worth. Don’t give up yet. This is an opportunity. Figure out a shorter method, and you could make money, win friends, earn status, be fantastically productive and more. Thursday’s brainstorm and experimentation will be especially lucky.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You used to think, “It’s not up to me, so I’ll just relax and see what happens.” Now you’ll concentrate on how to make it happen. Options: complain, throw a fit, start a revolution, launch a seduction, make yourself and your offerings so outstanding and irresistible that they can’t say no, and more.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re not the type to leave after you’re put in charge. You want to be hands-on like the rest of the group; otherwise, you won’t really know what’s going on. Because of your high level of personal responsibility, you’ll be appointed to a high position this week.