ARIES (March 21-April 19). You won't get any more than you can handle. Still, the way to add a little ease in your life is to say "no" a lot more than you currently do.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). These days, people claim to do things "in the interest of transparency" as if it's some kind of brag. But how much do you really want to know?

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The quiet observer may see the most, but there's also something to be said for the outspoken instigator who teases out a side of people that's been dying for the excuse to emerge.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll be pressured into liking what's popular. That's OK. Popularity may be as good a reason for liking something as any in that moment. Later tonight, though, have a you-to-you talk to figure out your true preferences.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). There are those who feel bullied by a loud voice, even when that voice isn't using bullying words. You're a socially savvy performer, though, so you'll dial in your volume and tone to match the vibes of your audience.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're bringing your A-game. Each person you meet today has the potential to be, at the very least, a friendly part of your social landscape. Some could even become special to you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Today's act of bravery won't take place on a battlefield; rather, it will happen inside your heart when you decide to be compassionate even though you've plenty of reasons not to be.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). When the energy bleeds out of the situation and you realize that the old way cannot go on, let this be your reinvention mantra: The phoenix wasn't born from an egg. Its mother was fire; its father was death himself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Everything interesting has something slightly controversial tucked in its pocket. When things cease to be somewhat complex or subversive, they cease to get attention.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). From barbershop quartets to habanero peppers, one man's torture is another man's pleasure. You'll do your best work in a diverse group. Don't judge other people's proclivities.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Compromise gets a bad rap in the current culture of "dream big" and "don't settle," but think twice today before you pass up a good, solid arrangement in which both parties would be moderately satisfied.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You look forward and wonder whether you'll have a future that looks like today multiplied many times. If this were to be the case, what would you change about today to make it work?

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 18). From the top of the solar return, you'll do as one Puerto Rican proverb suggests and "break the leg of a bad habit." This will allow you to work faster, more smoothly and with more lucrative results. Your family gets bigger in October. November lights the passion fire. You'll travel for love in November and August. Cancer and Taurus adore you. Lucky numbers: 2, 18, 30, 17, 39.