Aries (March 21-April 19)

If interacting with others is a basic human need, you're feeling more bear-like today. Social plans leave you feeling a touch resentful, which is a sign that you need more cave time.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Your life is a three-ring circus -- everyone is running around with different agendas, and YOU are the ringmaster. If you can sort through the confusion, you'll find that friends really do contribute worthwhile ideas.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

You're depending on an authority figure in your life to get the bad guy! Is that too much to ask? Though you deserve to be protected, the only surefire way to do this is to protect yourself.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

The excitement of attraction is in the air. This is also a fine time to renew love. So for goodness' sake, avoid all bickering! This is when you should be building emotional bridges instead.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

You think you are clearly communicating your feelings, so whose fault is it that a loved one is still so confused? Communication is a two-way street, and it flows a lot better during non-traffic hours. Timing is key.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

You get along beautifully with loved ones, especially when talking about the future. Postulate brilliance and sunshine ahead. Wish happiness for your kin, and try to put the disharmony (it's in every family) behind you.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

What you want to give might not be what others want to receive. Make adjustments. Don't be afraid to ask loved ones what they need from you. The result is a feeling of real contribution followed by bolstered self-esteem.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Being nice is overrated. Keep everyone accountable for their actions. If you don't do it, projects dear to your heart will suffer the consequences of neglect. You want results more than you need approval.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Friends have much to share -- maybe too much. Limit phone time, or it takes over the p.m. hours. The social scene is hopping tonight and more fun than you've had in ages. It's definitely worth hiring a babysitter.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

The stars indicate a shift in family dynamics. This comes in the form of an addition to the household or some information that allows you to see someone in a different light. Prepare by getting things organized.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Juggling multiple groups of friends can be difficult but necessary. To avoid conflict, some people should simply not be brought together. Fortunately, there's time for everyone with proper scheduling.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Logical decision making just doesn't appeal to you right now. Despite advice from multiple sources, you'll do your own thing, and no one can fault you for that. Leo and Aries are jealous of you!

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY SEPT. 4: Reality accurately reflects the vision you had three years ago about where your life would be now. Knowing this, you're very careful about what you put out there. Dream bigger, have more faith in your abilities and remember the element of fun! The next 10 weeks feature love galore. Your relationships with Leo and Scorpio are enlightening.

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