Aries (March 21-April 19): You'll be filled with new ambition to be better than you were. Initiate contact with those who can help you.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): It takes effort to put your best look forward. You'll put in the time.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): You have a competitive advantage, but it won't benefit you unless you know what it is. Investigate this now.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): You are compassionate and sensible. You are favored among loved ones for this very reason, and you will be given priority status.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You'll focus on a new goal. It is not readily apparent how to proceed in this matter. Luckily, you'll be among those who know the best way to move things along.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): There are those who look up to you and require your counsel. You sometimes struggle to be the person you ask others to be.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): It's as though you are standing in wet cement. You can get out now on your own accord, but don't stick around any longer, or you'll be stuck.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Often you are automatically given due credit for your contributions. Today you'll have to demand it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Issue invitations, show up bearing gifts, or engage in other acts of kindness. You'll derive pleasure in taking care of the ones who take care of you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The most time-effective way to do a job will not be the fastest way or the way that brings the highest quality. There is a perfect compromise somewhere in between quality and quantity.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You want to make an improvement, but may not be sure how to go about it. There are many cures available to choose from.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): The change you make today will stick because you're doing what's right for you. Others may benefit, but that's not why you'll put in the effort.
Today's birthday (April 2): You'll get the top-rate treatment you deserve this year. In May, you will turn a hobby or personal interest into a moneymaker. In June, you'll find a new audience that really gets what you're doing. September brings renewal and upgrades. Cancer and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 50, 43, 2, 41 and 15.
Holiday Mathis writes her column for Creators Syndicate Inc. The horoscope should be read for entertainment. Previous forecasts are at latimes.com/mathis