TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 13). All these years on the planet and you really have little idea of all you can do with this magnificent set of inner and outer powers and abilities you’ve been given. Optimism, mischief, play, experimentation, boldness… all qualities that will be employed during this solar return to surprising and often very pleasing results. Leo and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 12, 33, 28 and 17.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). What happens in the world will influence you; however, it won’t control you unless you let it. Maintaining power over your experience will require creativity and determination to see it your way, not their way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are good things about every state of being, even the ones you don’t prefer. “It could be worse” isn’t as powerful an approach as actually seeing what’s good about it.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Sometimes you feel like you’re a figment of your own imagination. You have taken an active part in creating this personality of yours. Imagine a slightly different version to grow to.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The same lake is defined as “joyous,” “ominous” “raging” and “quiet.” It is not a wonder that a lake can be all of those things, so it should come as no surprise that people are as capable or more of such mood shifts.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). An exchange of energy, ideas and feelings makes this day run on an exhilarating mood that will benefit and strengthen each individual, group and, indeed, the spirit of goodness at large.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There will be a focus on your potential as surmised by yourself and others, none of whom are qualified to make a guess, let alone a decision about it. And that includes you. So, to see what you can do, you’ll have to just do it.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Part of you aspires to new heights of spiritual achievement and self-discovery. Another wants to sit on the couch and watch a reality show. The two may not be mutually exclusive.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The wolves circle. Matters of integrity and ethics are ignored by the greedy. You’ll be in a position to heroically interrupt this. You may begin alone, but won’t end alone. You have allies.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Some days don’t require you to think too far into the problem, and in fact you’re better off for approaching without too much mental gusto. But today isn’t one of those days. You’ll need to be sharp. Prepare for that.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It is very rare that one gets to be the person of the hour, toasted and lauded. But what’s not so rare, at least not for you, is to be quietly admired and respected behind your back. That’s today’s dynamic.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Solitude will fortify your spirit, clarify your mind and be a lot more fun than hanging around with the usual suspects. You need this. You’ll be your own best company.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The concept of “potential” can be tricky in general, and today it may be a source of frustration. Forget about potential. What’s happening now? Acknowledge and accept that.