ARIES (March 21-April 19). It is easy to see why an agitated state is considered unpleasant, unlucky and generally undesirable. However, do consider that such a state can also produce great beauty. It is agitation that turns rough stones into polished beauty, jagged cliffs into sandy beaches, immature minds into tolerant founts of wisdom. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). At the carnival, it’s made very clear when you’re supposed to get off the ride. The ride you’re on now doesn’t have such obvious closing signals and ending indicators. You’ll have to pay careful attention, employing all of your senses and intuition to the task of discerning when to get off the ride.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have stars in your eyes as you dream starting a new endeavor from scratch. Stop testing the waters and dive in. Moving into the professional ranks won’t be as hard as you imagine; all you have to do is finish what you start. As long you don’t allow yourself to quit, you’ll make it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The big players submit themselves to criticism. They can handle it. This is you, too. Creative conflict will serve you well. So if you’re trying to work out the details with a partner who’s constantly at odds with you, embrace the dynamic. It could be just the flint you need to sharpen your skills and cut into a new level.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). No one has the answers — except when you hear one, and you know it’s for you, and you try it, and it works. That’s what happens this week after you realize that “the answers” are subjective. Stop worrying about “true” and “false” and start thinking in terms of “works for me” and “doesn’t work for me.”

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you’re not having any fun, chances are you’re not creating fun for anyone else, either. Those poor people around you! Don’t you owe it to them to make yourself happy? Why not go for the bonus points and do what brings the full belly laugh, silly grin, mad joy and super-sized passion? Think of it as public service.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). This week’s golden cosmic gift: a do-over pass — then another. Then another. With the constant supply of do-over passes, there’s no reason to stress out. So go ahead and try your hand at a game you’re bad at. Then try again and again until you’re good at it, or you’ve totally lost interest.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Everyone has a need to be liked. This is Survival Instinct 101, as it’s hard for humans to keep at the life game without some kind of inclusion! Keep this need in check this week. Sure, it’s nice to be held in high regard, but at what price? If what hurts your popularity fortifies your soul, choose your soul.  

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Science proves the more distinctive a memory is, the easier it will be recalled. Inappropriateness and incorrectness create impact. The key is in finding a taste level with this. There will be a situation in which you really want to be remembered. Mix in a dash of daring. It’s that little wrong thing that will help you shine.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Schools of fish and flocks of birds behave as a single creature. The animal instinct to meld with the group mind is primordial. You’ll resist such a tendency this week, sensing a need to exert your energy in a way that is very specific to you. It’s all part of a self-discovery that is unfolding over the next three weeks.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). As for those who totally disregard social cues, you sometimes envy their gall. Act as offended as you’re supposed to, but there’s something irresistible about the freedom represented in someone who can’t or won’t do what’s expected of them. You’ll be that person at least once this week, and it will be bliss.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The biggest obstacle to achievement is self-doubt. This didn’t start with you, by the way. The seeds of disapproval were planted by someone close to you long ago. Still, you’re the only one who can uproot them. If that’s your only goal for this week, it will be a worthy one indeed!