ARIES (March 21-April 19). One solid person who is on your side is better than a dozen wishy-washy ones. Character matters more than numbers.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you define yourself by your ability to cope with the thorny bits of life, you are likely to feel personally defeated when things go unresolved for too long.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're friendly, and so people let their guards down around you. For this reason, you'll learn more than you want to know. Some of this will be useful later.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). People think that they'd like a wider range of choices, but in fact more options will suck the joy out of decision-making

today. Go easy on your audience.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You will fear boredom more than usual today, which is why you are loath to do certain very mundane tasks without something good to listen to.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Logically you know that you don't need to impress anyone, and yet there are some people who, as soon as you get around them, seem to make you act in ways you weren't counting on.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You gain your own respect when you follow through on the project that's been on your mind. Chances of finishing before the end of the month are strong.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). In regards to the current project, chances are you just don't have time to learn the hard way. Flatten out that learning curve with tips from a pro.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There was a time in the evolution of the tribes of humanity when strangers were more likely to be killed than welcomed. Approaching strangers is still scary today, but relax.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The cosmic call is for quick reflexes. It will help if you stay aware as you walk through your life. As the saying goes, if you stay ready then you won't have to get ready.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you're wondering whether you might have some latent talents that could be put to use, it's pretty much guaranteed. If you're wondering if their applications might also be lucrative for you, the answer is yes.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Because our world is round, we can never arrive at the horizon. We declare and travel toward a distant landmark, but once we come to the marker the horizon will be farther still, unreachable. It's a strange peace today.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 23). As you focus on creating fun scenarios and joyful relationships, everything falls into place. Go on and promote yourself. It will pay off in unexpected ways at the end of 2017. Your friend circle grows and this will energize you. Less stress, more harmony and much healing will take place in 2018. Virgo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 22, 28 and 13.