Aries (March 21-April 19): As much as you would like to assert yourself, you'll probably hold back. Stall until you feel certain.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): You have your own way of dealing with things; loved ones find it maddening, amusing, endearing -- depending on the day. Today, you mostly make 'em laugh.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You and a loved one agree: Your willingness to support each other will allow you to win together.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): Instead of turning in the same old work for your paycheck, you will boldly follow your creative muse.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): Passion fuels action. You have a goal already, so what can you do to turn up the intensity of feeling behind it?
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Someone may flake out on you. This is not a personal rejection. You'll soon find the perfect person to fill in.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): In every task to be done there is a point of diminishing returns. The wise person recognizes when this milestone has been passed.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You have your favorite times of the day. Then there are those hours that are less fun. Find something to love about each phase.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The job you think you don't have time for will be the one that opens new worlds for you. And new people you meet will inspire you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You know what you're good at, and you do it over and over today. This is how you'll set yourself apart.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You are entering an explosively productive and creative period. Expect odd looks from some strangers.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): Dissecting someone else's work will be an excellent way to keep you on track with your own. But you won't imitate.
Today's birthday (Feb. 23): There's a wonderful self-confidence starting to take hold. You'll devote yourself to improving your physique; it pays off in June. New employment starts in May. A loved one makes you proud in August. Aries and Gemini people adore you. Lucky numbers: 5, 20, 17, 31 and 12.
Holiday Mathis writes for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/horoscope.