ARIES (March 21-April 19). People who are afraid to leave their known realm will expend a lot of energy trying to fix things there, while those who are daring enough to journey out will fix everything at once by starting anew.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're not looking for what's wrong with the situation; you're just trying to understand what's there and how all the elements work together. Coming at it from this perspective, you'll grow in insight and, ultimately, in power.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your attention on things will change them - like when you repeat the same word until it loses its meaning, or when you focus on an interest so long that the awesome stuff becomes weird and the weird stuff becomes awesome.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're structuring the immediate future toward a distant future you can't quite imagine. That's all right. You'll see it better as you get closer, which you will by following today's plan.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll use your talents for whatever work you do. Still, your skills are broader than the current work needs. Is there another way to apply yourself beyond what you're paid to do? You'll be happier.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Moving forward isn't always about picking the best solution, but about finding something that works - and then the next thing that works. For today, good timing will be better than good research.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Some will be seduced by the buzzy feeling of superiority, even though the idea that any person is better than another is delusional. Those who resist the temptations of arrogance will win the day.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you live in a way that honors those around you, you'll get pleasure from looking back and reliving the moments - the opposite of regret. Do what's right. It's worth the inconvenience.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll give an awful lot of attention to a version of yourself that doesn't yet exist. That's one way to bring that version into being. Act "as if," and soon the "as if" will no longer be an act.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're not being judged. In fact, the laws of cause and effect are rather straightforward. You're more likely to be punished by your sins than for them.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Many around you are in desperate need of surprise and delight. You could get a very positive response for saying the opposite of what people expect.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're good at what you do. When this goes long stretches without acknowledgment, stay confident. Also, there's nothing wrong cuing people, in a lighthearted way, to give you props.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 12). This solar return, your friendships will open new fascinations and opportunities. Something you enjoyed a few years back will get a new life in the next three months; the revival will invigorate your work and your personal life, too. A series of uncanny events will lead you to a lucrative arrangement in January. Aries and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 9, 20, 11, and 14.