TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 12). This year brings variety, change and a supply of inspiration. You’ll study, work and make the mistakes that help you master a skill. You’ll go into 2020 on a surge of well-earned self-assurance. With nothing to prove, you’ll nonetheless impress people who pay and award you. Leo and Aries adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 43, 33, 38 and 4.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Time evolves perspective, so no matter how the experience went, there will always be another way to see it, and won’t be a way to experience it the same a second time.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You could go longer. You could do more. You could express with greater eloquence, leap higher, think deeper… These are all things that could happen after noon today.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Someone will see what you do. Someone will comment. Someone will annoy. That last person is the one who is closest to you. Intimacy and annoyance are intertwined.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Maybe you could make your presence smaller, pretend you weren’t even there, but you were, and you did have a reaction. It’s time to examine that.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Want to keep the friendship going? Don’t divulge too much. It’s all good information, but people have such short attention spans today for anything that’s not about them.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Pride isn’t the same as self-esteem, though they often show up in matching suits. You’re getting keen to the difference, and you can tell when someone is trying to act powerful. The one who really is powerful doesn’t have to act.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If anyone can do it, leave it to anyone. Your job is the one you can do in a special way with intelligence, insight and a personal touch. Of course, it’s not the job itself but your approach that matters.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Resist the urge to burn your bridges, trash your plan B or be cavalier, discarding things as you go. Leaving yourself options is an act of self-love that is nicer for the others

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Keep your cards close to the vest. There’s no reason to show them. Mystery is working for you. Keeping your secrets is a matter of self-protection and self-respect.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Hopefully you can live with an idea or creation for a while before making the next big decision, as you’ll see things a little differently after the initial excitement wears off. You’ll understand how to make it better.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Friends ask a lo, but don’t feel obligated. Give what’s easy to give, and do as you please. Taking care of yourself and being happy will be the best thing for friendships.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don’t have to be very close to recognize a kindred spirit. Your inner knowing is on point, and the opportunity to connect will be there, too.