By Holiday Mathis

March 21, 2012 6 min read

The new moon in Aries is as new a moon as it gets. The sun, the moon, Mercury and Uranus are all in the realm of fresh beginnings, and this is not a moment you want to miss. Beginner's luck is alive and real. So decide how it's going to be from here on out, and embark. If you have no idea what you're doing, all the better.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll offer a kind heart to those who don't think they deserve it. You're compassionate because you, too, have failed and come to an understanding with yourself and those around you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Add more people to your crew. Tell people what you're working on. Your projects will feel less arbitrary and lonely. People will know what you are up to and will ask you about it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Maybe you are reading and studying for the pure pleasure of learning. Well, it's time to change your intention. Read and study with the intention of taking action on what you know.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Popular opinion won't appeal to you today, as you'll be off in your own little world. Or more likely, it's a big world and your influence will affect many. So maybe let the popular opinion affect you some...

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's not so much that you're preoccupied as that you have a big responsibility to fulfill. The one who understands what you're trying to accomplish will have your heart.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll benefit financially by polishing and improving your things. You're the neat freak of the zodiac, so this may have to do with making your possessions the cleanest and best they can be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). One of those moods may strike, the mood that has you looking for lost loves, past acquaintances and also people you want to know in your future life.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). This you can be sure of: Your life, as familiar as it is to you, is a weird world as far as someone else is concerned. And in a weird world, your audacity is what will propel you forward.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll encounter people from other parts of the world who stretch your comfort zone and challenge your reality. Differences in culture will cause you to think beyond the structures of your known world.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You could spend a lifetime trying to create great works. Or you could believe that your works are great simply because you are the one who created them. Both points of view are valid.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have a talent for making people feel special, probably because you truly believe it's so. You'll speak to a group of people, and each individual will believe that you are connecting specifically with him or her.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You may think of yourself as a rookie in some regard. Everyone you admire in this field was in your position at some point in the game. You don't need much more than courage to do what you want to do.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 22). You'll renew your commitment to a person or project in the next three weeks. A restless spirit has you making changes and improvements through April. You'll set up deals in May and get praise and attention for it in the months to follow. June and October are lucrative. July brings magical nights. Scorpio and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 30, 2, 33 and 17.

FOR THE LOVE OF ARIES: Four luminaries in the sign of the ram, including the new moon, make this the moment to sing praises and celebrate Aries to the hilt. This firstborn sign of the zodiac is known for radiating an undeniable vitality and for winning people over with a naturally dynamic personality. Aries is refreshingly unselfconscious, much like a child who doesn't know any better than to do what seems like the most fun in the moment. Even when Aries adds layers of culture and socialization, there's a certain spontaneous, youthful air that Aries retains at every stage and age of life.

Aries people make exciting friends and noble loves. The sign of the warrior, Aries is willing to fight for relationships and do what it takes to make them not only good, but great.

Aries people are lifelong learners, though they don't always retain what they experience. It's a "use it or lose it" situation with Aries, and this is part of what keeps the sign light and quick. Aries doesn't like to gunk up the mental, physical or spiritual action with unnecessary baggage. If you love an Aries and want your Aries to love you back, proving the relevance and usefulness of the relationship is an ongoing commitment.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday to musical master Stephen Sondheim, who has been called a national treasure and a living legend. He even has a Broadway theater named after him — a present for his 80th birthday. This Aries artist, born when Mercury was in imaginative Pisces, has won nearly every award there is to win in the entertainment industry — and a Pulitzer Prize to boot.

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