TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 18). You’ll learn empowering knowledge and skills and quickly use them to compete. With each victory, you’ll build confidence until you’re a contender for a big prize. The start of 2020 will take a turn toward opportunities more spiritual and personal in nature. Music and friendship will be key to your care regimen. Sagittarius and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 2, 22 and 18.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Take part in a small, informal discussion group where everyone has a chance to speak a number of times. People will build off of each other’s creativity and come up with ideas they wouldn’t have thought of on their own.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Counterintuitive as it may be, making a good impression will require you to surrender your need to come across well. Concern yourself with the message and with the other person and you’ll do just fine.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your value is not in your productivity or usefulness; it is intrinsic. Even if you do nothing at all, you are just as valuable as if you do all that is humanly possible. Hopefully, knowing this will help you to rest when you need it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Life is a series of temporary states and clinging or incorrectly thinking that any one of them is going to last will rob you of the freedom and levity that comes with accepting the movement of life.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Socially clever, you’ll keep things moving along with new topics, people and locations in order to distract and manage people who otherwise might not have such an easy time getting along.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your worries, as valid as they may be, are not the only place for your mind to dwell. You’re learning to move your focus to the places that it will do the best to support you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Love at first sight is really infatuation. True love takes time. There is no true love without trust, and there is no trust without experiencing a person enough to be able to make accurate predictions as to the person’s behavior.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You will encounter people who resemble and act similarly to other people you know. Even though this is a unique and new situation, what you learned from the past will definitely help.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). While you can’t totally control how others see, think or feel about you, you can use what you know and present yourself in a way that’s likely to serve your purposes. You can also decide that it doesn’t matter to you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In the meal of human relationships, an apology is the appetizer; changed behavior is the main course. And just like in a meal, skipping the appetizer is more common than skipping the main course, which leaves you unsatisfied.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When people have a known weakness, you don’t tempt them accordingly or in any way push into the pain of it. And anyone who plays on weakness is displaying a terrible character flaw and should be avoided at all costs.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll have one of those “how did I get here?” moments followed by the “why am I still here?” question. You might be too close to the situation to recognize what’s in it for you.


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