ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll make first-time connections with people. Though you’re likely to be thoughtful and articulate when you speak, you can also use silence to your advantage, especially early on in a relationship. Hold back some. Make them wonder what’s going on in your head, and they’ll likely assume it’s something brilliant.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re too close to see yourself objectively. You live in your talents, and so you no longer consider them to be different from what anyone else on the planet can do. The people who can point out to you the uniqueness of what you’re offering are absolutely essential to your success — and to your happiness as well.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The more possibilities you can think of, the better. The actual outcome may not match up with the options you dreamed up, but that’s not the point. The point is opening up your mind and spirit to a wider array. This mental liberation will change you, make your life brighter, your world more interesting.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You exude mystery, strength and power this week. Because of this, people will look to you for validation. They will crave your acknowledgement and want your help. You can handle this attention. You might even like it for a while. The biggest challenge about being adored? Not letting it go to your head!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). No one gets a free ride. Day-to-day life runs on the exchange of currency. In each situation that comes up this week, you’ll be wise to try and figure out what the payment exchange is. It’s usually not money, at least not exclusively. When you know what’s in it for each person, you can formulate your win-win deal.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sure, there have been times when you felt like your main role was as enemy to yourself — not this week though! This week, your main role is as an ally, challenger, advocate, asset and cheerleader to yourself. This all starts by getting in touch with your own needs, and then making sure your needs are met.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). A rare opportunity will come up, and there won’t be a ton of time to rehearse your pitch. That’s fine — you know what you’re doing. You’ve lived your story. You’re honest about where you come from and where you’re going. And you have the added benefit of an empowered attitude. Seize the moment. Now is everything.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). One thing that people aren’t nearly as much as they used to be a century ago is neighborly. Before distance-based communication was readily available, neighbors were a lifeline to the world. You’ll break your code of privacy this week, share more with neighbors and be rewarded and enriched by what comes of it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you make a mistake, you admit it and work to fix it. You don’t understand those who try to sweep things under the rug. Well, there will be plenty of judgment calls to make in this regard. It might be best not to call attention to every mistake, regardless of who made it. Let discretion and diplomacy rule.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Generally speaking, people are doing the best with what they know and what they have in the moment. That includes you. Be merciful with yourself and others. Products will often hit the mark beautifully. When they don’t, there’s nothing to be disappointed about, no blame to place and no reason to punish anyone.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). People don’t usually ask for clarity. Usually they ask for a change. But change isn’t possible without movement. And movement isn’t possible without clarity. Ask for clarity. Note that this will not be an easy thing to ask for. It takes humility and courage to admit that you don’t know and understand everything.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). It would seem a certain person cares more about you than about self-preservation. For this reason you’ll want to watch out for the other person and be the responsible one. It would be easy to revel in adoration, but you’re too wise (and your conscience is too formidable) to lose touch with what’s real and important here.