ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your efforts are not so easily defined this week. Resist the urge to put yourself, your talent or the products of your talent into a strict category. The only thing that could come of this is a spiral of doubt. Comparison is the enemy of confidence, especially when you are comparing something as unique as your own talent.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). So, you’ve made a few mistakes. Who hasn’t? The odds were stacked against you, if you didn’t notice. Cut yourself some slack, especially since your cheerleaders may be nowhere to be found. No need for a pity party. Be your own cheerleader instead. You-to-you encouragement will be the very best kind.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are those in your midst in legitimate need of tender care. Children, the infirmed and elderly: your heart grows with every gesture of kindness you afford them. As for the able-bodied but emotionally stunted, you’ll find their clingy brand of need quite scary, though it must be handled. Call in the experts.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’re extremely selective about the company you keep. Those who share your hours are a lucky crew, though familiarity obscures their understanding of their own good fortune in knowing you. Unless you do something to upset the balance (perhaps by being less available) they’ll take you for granted.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It’s not your style to rule by intimidation. There is nobility in your approachable demeanor. Your friendly tone serves to diminish the fear of rejection for those around you. There is efficiency in creating an atmosphere where people are not afraid to ask for what they need. You’ll be rewarded for this manner of conduct.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Knowledge is out there, freer than ever. But a head full of information won’t be enough to get you where you want to go. You need community around you. You need the mindset and skillset to take you all the way. Invest in yourself this week. Find the teacher or class that will immerse you in what you want to know.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). We all want and need support. One of the surest ways not to get it is to psychically lean into people. It’s off-putting, and when someone is doing this to you, you feel you have no choice but to push back. You have deep compassion. Let this lead you to seek solutions that do not cause you to feel suffocated and put-upon.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). This week’s astral influences will ignite your competitive spirit. Challenges of an irresistible variety will arise. Not only will you want to prove you can do it; you’ll feel compelled to do it better than the last person who tried. Later in the week features a meaningful moment with a fellow water sign (Cancer or Pisces).

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There are those around you who seem to have more time and/or money to throw at the problems of life. Do not for a minute waste your energy envying their positions. You are clever, ambitious and ultimately unstoppable. It is your lack of support and resources that will make you so remarkable.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Unlike many other animals, the human animal is born helpless and relies on the care of guardians for survival. Therefore, the desire for approval on high is natural, primal and so deeply ingrained that many never lose it. The question is: Do you really need the approval you’ve been working so hard for?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your role model is no more talented than you, but has certain advantages, including a secret weapon or two. You may not be able to get the inside scoop on this now, but seek to cultivate your own unique advantages. Success depends on the strength of your intention and the tenacity of your follow-through.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you’re in this mood of rebelling against the part of you that orders you around, it’s almost impossible to stick to the agenda. Good. That would only lead to dissatisfaction this week. Plus, there’s much humor and creativity that enters when you stay flexible and are accepting of yourself and the others on your team.