Today’s Birthday (March 7)

This year it’s ambition, faith, effort… then throw it in reverse. Everything is doable when you apply yourself consistently and sometimes relentlessly.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20). You tell yourself that you don’t really need closure — that life is a circle and therefore there is no end, and by extension, nothing to be closed. Tell yourself. But if you still feel incomplete, what exactly are the words you long to hear?

Aries (March 21-April 19). Wanting to do the thing or not wanting to do the thing is beside the point. You do the thing because you said you would, because it’s good for you, because it’s right. This is the way of exemplary character.

Taurus (April 20-May 20). It’s said that the best things in life are free, exempli gratia: love, clouds, podcasts… and so much more today.

Gemini (May 21-June 21). Head foggy? Does it take you longer to come to a conclusion? Do you forget why you walked into the room?

Cancer (June 22-July 22). There are tasks to be completed, and there is pleasure to be had. And there’s no reason that both of those things can’t be combined in the same activity.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22). You can be cuddly, and you can try to snuggle in with your flock, but don’t be surprised if they can’t completely let down their guards.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Time to face the “yuck” of yesterdays. Have no fear. There are many ways to let go of the past that don’t include lying on your back in a therapist’s office while repeatedly answering the question, “How did that make you feel?”

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll either burst through emotional blocks or wear them down by pushing ever-forward. You really can overwrite past baggage by creating new successes.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Motivating people is your thing today. You’ll be free with your enthusiasm, encouragement and ideas. Bonus: You’ll be well-compensated for this, though perhaps not in a financial sense.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). We are living in a realm of opposites — a dimension of polarization and contrast. One sign of emotional maturity is when people stop pointing out the contradictions of life and start accepting them as the norm.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Watch your step. Perceptiveness on your part will help you to discover the golden opportunities hidden in a social situation — while avoiding the quicksand that’s also hidden there.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you’re not making a mess, you’re not living big enough. Though you usually clean it up solo, it’s not always possible to get it back in order all by yourself. Ask for help.