Now that Venus has made herself at home in the luxury-loving sign of Taurus, she wastes no time making small talk and gets right to the point about what she wants and when she wants it — that is to say "now." You may feel strongly about what you want now, as well, and will likely have to reason with yourself on the matter.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). It will be an effort to learn a different way of solving a problem, but be adventurous. You can always go back to what's tried and true if the new way doesn't suit you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll have some alone time, and you shouldn't spend it all doing diligent and important work. Goof off. That's what good friends do together, and you're learning each day how to be a better friend to yourself.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're laugh-out-loud funny. If the others aren't laughing, it's because your humor is too daring. But express it anyway, and then laugh all by yourself if you have to. It will bring up the energy around you.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your power drive is high, and you'll be irritated by anyone who tries to dominate you or give you unsolicited advice. You'll show competence in any group you join.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are super-capable and you know it. You likely will have more energy than others, and you won't mind doing extra work. You may yield to the needs of your loved ones because it's the easiest thing to do.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You may be accused of being too rigid, but maybe that's a good thing. Being too flexible can lead to disorganization and a lack of self-discipline. Anyway, you'll get a chance to unwind a bit tonight.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Competition and the struggle to get ahead will play a significant part in your life. You'll be better off for the pressure, though, which will bring out the best in you, as it usually does.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It may feel as though the day goes by without progressing your interests. But if you think about the effect your efforts will have in the long run, what you're doing now is absolutely crucial.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have your own ideas about how things should be done. You'll research and put your theories to the test until you're certain that you're right. Avoid contests with combative types.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). "Whatever" will prove to be a disempowering word. Better to decide on the particular "what" you want and let people know. This afternoon, you'll feel lucky. Act on it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are aspects of your life that never seem to get the attention they deserve even though they really matter to you. Happiness is finding a way to spend time on one of these neglected areas.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll be highly motivated early in the day. The evening brings a bit of a slump. It will be the same tomorrow, so plan to get up early and do your best work in the a.m.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (March 6). You'll feel loved and will have an overwhelming sense of belonging. The next month brings a breakthrough in your financial sector, mostly having to do with the high level of responsibility you display. Fun times in April may start a tradition that continues for the next decade. Strong love bonds form over the summer. Cancer and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 30, 1, 24, 31 and 18.
COSMIC CONFIDENCE: In the age of Facebook and YouTube, there are more opportunities than ever before to project yourself in a public forum. Your astrological sign offers unique insight to help you gain the confident edge that will make others take notice and give you the right kind of attention. So what's your cosmic advantage?
LIBRA: The middle child of the zodiac, you have a tendency to be rather selfless. There are many advantages to your diplomacy, lovely manners and ever-considerate ways. You're the glue that brings people together. But glue doesn't often get much credit, especially if it happens to dry clear. Be careful not to be so focused on helping and highlighting others that you forget to make a strong statement. Remarkable results come from allowing yourself the freedom and focus to find your own specific opinions, style and hobbies.
Take this quote by writer Joan Mills to heart: "I'd gone through life believing in the strengths and competence of others; never in my own. Now, dazzled, I discovered that my capacities were real. It was like finding a fortune in the lining of an old coat."
Confidence is challenging yourself to discover the riches you've been carrying along the whole time.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Pisces superstar Shaquille O'Neal has a gregarious personality to match his supersized athletic acumen, making him a force to be reckoned with whether he's acting, sports analyzing, rapping or producing. His natal chart is as diverse as his interests, with planets in eight different signs. The versatility of this planetary arrangement indicates balance, well-roundedness and widespread appeal.
If you would like to write to Holiday Mathis, please go to www.creators.com and click on "Write the Author" on the Holiday Mathis page, or you may send her a postcard in the mail. To find out more about Holiday Mathis and read her past columns, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.