ARIES (March 21-April 19). Because everyone has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses, it's impossible to prescribe one solution for everyone. However, most of this week's challenges will be handled by tending to the basics of all human beings: proper rest, nutrition, exercise and light. All other success will spring from this.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The world's demands are at odds lately with your own ambitions, but it's only because the world does not yet understand about your ambitions. The world will make more room for you to do your thing when you're actually doing it. Then most common reactions will be to give you space or figure out how to join in.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don't worry, the people you think are awesome are not having an easier life than you. No one is consistently successful without trials; it's friction that makes for a shining gem of a human. What's happening now feels more like a slog than actual adversity. Just know that showing up every day is making you great.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). How you define yourself matters but mostly just to you. It's a highly personal thing and an ongoing process. Be reasonable. Show yourself love and respect by refusing to be overly strict or lofty in your self-concept, which is a rooky move and a recipe for disaster. First and foremost, you're human.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Sometimes, in an act of sabotage, your action flies in the face of your intent. Sure, you may have deep reasons for not supporting yourself, but maybe you also don't have time or desire to get into all of that this week. Lighten up. Make one small move to get back on track, and then another. It's a rinse and repeat situation.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Those who try to win through domination are playing the short game. The tactic is unsustainable. These types will burn themselves out with all the energy it takes to feed the black hole of their egos. In the meantime, stay focused on your goals. You can make real progress if you don't get distracted by ridiculousness.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Force always has a backlash. Organic growth happens slowly but is strong, stable and resilient -- unlikely to swing back and hurt you. Instead of trying to aggressively force yourself into a desired mindset, give yourself room to grow into the person you want to be in whatever time it takes to do it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Getting the evidence that you are loved is a delight, especially when the expression happens to be native to your love language. The only thing that's even better this week is when you love another in this way and feel that you've really helped that person reach a sense of belonging.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The way up the ladder used to include seeking mentorship from those older and more established. Now, there is no ladder. More established people know less than the youngers who grew up in the digital world. You'll succeed with the receptive mindset of one who loves being a perpetual student of life.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even though you love a good challenge, sometimes the biggest challenge is realizing that you have nothing to prove. This week brings the wisdom to predict when a challenge isn't a good fit for you. And you'll get much satisfaction from focusing on what's right for you instead of what's impressive to others.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Consider applying the rules of the martial art aikido in your dealings with yourself this week. Instead of trying to overcome the enemy, join with the momentum and send it on its way. Consider the wisdom of the inimitable comic Ruth Buzzi, "Sometimes I wrestle with my demons. Other times we just snuggle."

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're alert, and your neurons are firing -- maybe a little too much. Having a lot of thoughts can feel uncomfortable -- a rowdy, unwelcome mental crowd. But hey, there are excellent ideas in that crowd! The secret is to exercise. Your bodily wisdom will settle those thoughts, and the best will rise to the top.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: One of the many things you get better at this year is reading energy -- of people, of places and of yourself, too. You'll tune into the subtleties and better manage situations, protecting yourself, finding the humor in things and, most importantly, deciding what to get involved with and what to breeze on past. There's a fantastic business opportunity in June. Financially, you'll have more choices in August. Get your stuff organized because your big move in 2019 is a fantastic makeover.

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