Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The good will of others can boost your spirits, but get the facts before making a firm promise. Close advisers may be aggressive and confident, but make your own decisions another time.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

There is magic in the stars that heightens romantic fantasies, but it is a poor time to ask for commitments. Trying to charm someone new could backfire. Take stock of your resources.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Cast a romantic spell on your favorite other and make the day memorable. Avoid making key decisions that might affect the future and pushing your luck with someone new.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Others may dampen your enthusiasm by asking detailed questions, and your creative urges could be bogged down by practical considerations. Put important purchases on hold.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Mental alertness could pay off. You have the ability to take advantage of shifts in power. Think deeply and consider other perspectives. Appreciate loyalty and depth of feeling from a lover.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The intensity of your passions may ebb, so put finishing touches on projects. Ingenious methods of handling money or possessions could become a hot topic. Do not act on impulse today.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

The full moon illuminates relationships and could show you how much influence someone in your life could have. Honor and fidelity are important traits that are valued now.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Kick back and relax today. You might be insistent where love is concerned, but if you push too hard a special someone might back away.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

What seems like an opportunity for a wise purchase could be a waste of funds. Hold off important decisions, as some situations could shift.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Too much chitchat can get in the way of progress. Do not exaggerate your abilities or put too much reliance on what others say. Congeniality should not be construed as a solid agreement.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

The full moon may bring matters to a head that have been building for weeks. Confidence and charisma help you take command of any situation. Relationships break off or weld tighter.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

The full moon could highlight financial arrangements or other circumstances that have recently altered. It may take several days for the full impact to sink in. Avoid snap decisions.

IF AUG. 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You are about to begin a new cycle, and what is closest to your heart is clear. Relationship issues that have simmered in the background may finally come to a head, and should resolve in your favor. Although recent changes seem permanent, further adjustments could be necessary before next spring. Consider transplanting yourself to a new environment -- you should thrive!

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