ARIES (March 21-April 19). All frustration is a function of unrealistic expectation. In fact, frustration is a good way to learn what's realistic and what's not. Change the expectation, and the frustration evaporates.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your skills may seem arbitrary, but you acquired each one for a specific purpose. Now you'll find a new way to apply what you know how to do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your emotional health and personal growth will be served by two little words and one punctuation mark. Give yourself some space and silence, and then try this one on for size: "What if?"

CANCER (June 22-July 22). While there are many useful connections to be made through social networking, you'd like to find the line between wasting time and getting things done.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You can't expect the euphoria of an idea to carry through each one of the countless small actions that need to happen to bring that idea into reality. Tedium is part of the creative process, too.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). If you think your work doesn't matter to anyone outside of your little corner of the world, you're wrong. You'll be surprised and pleased by the reaction you get from outsiders.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). To finally find out what's possible for you in a certain endeavor, you'll need to cut out the thing that's distracting you from it. Make the commitment, and you'll be fundamentally changed by it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You're always on the prowl for new ways of thinking and doing, and you'll like what you discover today. But you have to be willing to suspend a bit of skepticism, long enough to try something out.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Just as it makes no sense to be overly serious about the quest for joy, when the goal is fun, it makes no sense to be hard on yourself along the way.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). When someone sees your specialness, it's meaningful. When someone treats you like you're not special, it's totally fine - but maybe that person doesn't belong in your inner circle.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are some things that are manageable chiefly because you know they will come to an end. When it's not clear when that end will be, however, they become scary. You can use this principle to set someone at ease today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Because of the day's events and how you handle them, tonight, when your head hits the pillow, you will have the sense that you have a deeper understanding of the world and your place in it.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 12). New practices that started at this solar return have you growing richer in health and happiness by the week. Teaching is part of this. The rest of 2017 is about giving others what they need and cannot get on their own. This will not drain you; instead, it will make you unstoppable. Prizes in November and July will be notable. Cancer and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 18, 9, 30, 2, and 45.