Aries (March 21-April 19)

There's much you can usually tell from a first impression. But you're catching someone with real potential at their very worst right now, so be open-minded. This could be a future best friend. Never say never.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

In case you needed validation: No, you're not crazy, and yes, a certain family member is a genuine mess. Now what? Practice overwhelming compassion over the next three days, and steer clear of direct confrontation.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

You are an exceptional thinker and a real brainiac, and now it's just a matter of thinking your way into a financially beneficial situation. Hint: "Beneficial" meaning "to you." You've officially given enough to that needy loved one.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Should you pursue the job or not? Financial considerations aside, the best criterion to judge a job by is its capacity to add value, depth and richness to your life. If it sounds like fun, just do it.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Sure, your friend is beating the competition in a race to fame and fortune -- but that is spectacularly irrelevant. Keep your eye on your own goals. Say, "Good for you!" with sincerity, and then, get on with your own life.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

What you want to do and what you can do are one and the same as long as you feed the dream. If you can't succeed in your dreams, you can't succeed in real life. Start to live it up in that wild imagination of yours.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23)

Face it. As much as you admire and respect your mentor, his or her perception of you is limited. Don't be caged in by someone else's definition. You can be and do more than even you realize.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21)

Love can outlast anything. Anything! When you're wondering what to do next in a relationship, let this be your guiding principle: Love endures. You won't go wrong by being optimistic.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

No act of kindness is ever wasted. That's where "regifting" comes into play. It's the ideal time to go through the closets and see if there's anything that might be better appreciated by someone else you know!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Part of being an overachiever is dealing with the occasional discouragement. If you feel down, just remember that Tommy Lee is going to college. Maybe your challenge isn't so daunting after all.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Being pleased with the status quo is a wretched state, and luckily, one that you have seldom visited in your entire life! Find or invent a way to inspire your friends and family to join you in thinking a little bigger.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

You'll be dealing with a younger generation and loving it. One of the best qualities of young people is that they were born in another time. You may as well throw your own frame of reference out the window.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY SEPT. 25: It's a stimulating year in which you stretch your mind toward a more worldly and financially solvent you. In a matter of months, you'll be what you've imagined. Time off from work and the means to travel are key to your transformation. December and January are romantic. You have unique and significant connections with Aries and Leo.

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