Hierarchies can be formed from a jumble of made-up and illogical rules resulting in odd power structures, including high rankers with no special qualities or merits other than having been cast in a role. These are the very qualities that can make a hierarchy a fun challenge to navigate under the current lunar aspects.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). It’s really OK to be thankful to yourself. In fact, you should be. You’re as deserving as any of the people you’ve been giving your appreciation to, if not more so. Emphasize your gratitude. Make a gesture out of it.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People befriend people who listen to them. Listeners will also be followed, promoted and up-voted. In short, wherever there’s a choice between listening and talking today, listening is the power move.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In a fair and balanced relationship, what affects one person for better or worse also affects the other. Two may feel happy, but it would be impossible for one person to feel fulfilled and satisfied if the other person isn’t feeling it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll communicate your personal policies and people will still ask for things outside your realm of giving. At least they’ve been warned. Some take longer to learn you, but eventually, they’ll get it.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your charm is your secret weapon. You’d much prefer to have an offer so compelling that your personality is merely a bonus that sweetens the deal. But if you need to get your way, you’ll bring on the enchantment.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Don’t forget that everyone craves the feeling of being needed. It would be a mistake to be overly self-sufficient, as it would rob everyone of the chance to feel necessary, important and bonded in a sense of belonging.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your tools are an important thing to get right, as they become an extension of your work and, as you grow more masterful, an extension of your identity. You’ll put energy into curating, maintaining and personalizing the right tools.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’ll lead if no one else does, but don’t offer it up too quickly. Not being in charge is a gift that keeps giving if you let it. It’s good to know you can trust people to do a good job with or without your involvement.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You prefer endeavors that require tenacity. If it doesn’t engage your inner drive, it’s not worthy of you. Worthy endeavors take grit, which you have plenty of, and which counts more than talent, resources or connections.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Dreaming invigorates you. You’ll get energy from imagining life the way you want it. The next steps are energizing, too. Goal setting and planning will be a joy.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Suggestions come from all sides, bosses, mentors, partners, your own head… Weed out the unhelpful, home in on the best and brightest, and listen to the ones likely to do you the most good.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People around you behaving badly will hold no sway over your own actions, but why risk it? Distant people behaving badly will not even enter your realm of consciousness, which is much better.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 22). Love will be a constant current in your world this year. You’re also feeling brave and will welcome new experiences. You’ll grow in knowledge and be decorated for it. Nothing you do is out of selfish ambition. Your burning desire will be for the good of many, and your ambitions reach around others like a hug. Libra and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 1, 30, 2, 22 and 11.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: At age 10, Guy Fieri opened a pretzel cart and never looked back. Now, the restaurateur, author and Food Network star continues to shine in that iconoclastic way Aquarius is known for — originality and heart. Fieri was born when Mercury was also in the gregarious, people-loving sign of Aquarius. Natal moon in Scorpio brings the spice, or in his case, “donkey sauce.”

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