TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 12). An escape will feel like paradise. What a memorable start to the solar return. Create a channel in which excess flows to the needy. This will be the game changer that begins a wave of good luck. Relationships take a starring role over the next three months. Key alliances lead to social and financial wins. Libra and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 22, 28, 18 and 45.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some mistakenly believe that listening enriches others more than themselves. It’s why they are hesitant to open the ears and shut the lips. Truly, the one who is most enriched by listening is the listener.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). It’s easy to get complacent in dealing with people who are extremely familiar. Resist this tendency as a matter of respect. Respect is the basis for all good relationships.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your quick wit, your sense of good manners and your past training will come to your aid in today’s challenge. If you get stuck, just pick up on the mood and remarks of the people in the room and carry on in the same vein.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your life has a real sense of momentum these days — though you are afraid to mention it, as those who talk about their good fortune have a tendency to jinx it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Businesspeople realize that not everyone is going to buy their product. But with a certain rate of return from a percentage of the people, a profit can be made. Expect to win some and lose some. Play the numbers.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). While many are reacting to life, you’ll think differently, think ahead, think of the offense. People will appreciate how difficult it is to be proactive — to initiate, innovate and create where there was nothing before.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What looks like a rather complicated problem also happens to be the opening to a series of truly magnificent opportunities — but only because it’s your choice to see it as such.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The mob boss John Gotti claimed, “I never lie, because I don’t fear anyone. You only lie when you’re afraid.” Whether or not that’s true, you may be surprised at the boldly honest things expressed today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Represented by the Archer, you are immensely satisfied when you’re able to hit your target. Without a target, you rob yourself of this satisfaction. So if there’s no apparent goal now, set one just for the fun of it.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re ready to teach, and they’re ready to learn. The readiness will help learning happen easily and quickly. As for the unready — let them watch and get inspired.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The gods of commerce favor you now, and you will buy and/or sell with alacrity. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, jump into the game with a low ante, and have some fun.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Children fantasize about being grown up, but grown-ups usually don’t revel in adulthood to the extent that their childhood selves imagined they would. Today brings another example of freedom turning into responsibility.