Happy birthday: for Sunday, Sept. 16. This year you often experience an innate tension between who you are and what your obligations are, especially on the homefront. You often feel conflicted in the sense that you want to be somewhere other than where you are. If you are single, you could be a little more scrappy than usual. Creating a bond could be difficult, so give yourself some time. If you are attached, your sweetie might enjoy your moodiness because you become more adventurous as a result.
SAGITTARIUS encourages you to get more exercise to stabilize your ups and downs.
Aries (March 21-April 19): ★★★★ Hop into the car for a day trip or just a drive to explore a new area. You will be relaxed and up for a get-together with loved ones when you return. Your responses are different after your personal outing. Do not get uptight about a misunderstanding. Tonight: Make a fun plan.
Taurus (April 20-May 20): ★★★★★ One-on-one relating proves most rewarding for you. Give much more to a partner who dotes on you in his or her own style. Your communication becomes wild. Do not stand on ceremony. End the misunderstanding with compassion. Tonight: Make a favorite meal.
Gemini (May 21-June 20): ★★★★★ Given a chance, you could play the day away. Holding back might cause a problem where you least expect one. Consider being more flexible than you are right now. Adjust your plans accordingly, and make an effort toward a loved one. Tonight: Let the party begin.
Cancer (June 21-July 22): ★★★★ You might want to visit with a loved one. Return calls and catch up on others’ news. For various reasons, you will want to remain close to home. You have a quirky sense of humor, which a family member seems to enjoy. Get together with this person soon. Tonight: Time for fun!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★★ Be clear about your expectations of a loved one. This person could be sensitive, so express your thoughts in an easy, relaxed way. A child could be acting up. Maintain a sense of humor. Do not let confusion build into a misunderstanding. Tonight: Let out your inner child.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★★ Stay centered and deal with a financial matter. You might not be able to make a difference or connect in a special way with a family member. Go for what you want, and don’t allow someone else’s mood to affect you. Tonight: Order some pizza and invite friends over.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★★★ Investigate what is going on with a neighbor or relative. All you need to do is be more sensitive to those who play into your interactions. Examine what is happening between you and someone who you care about. Be sensitive to complaints. Tonight: Return calls and catch up on news.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ★★★★ You might not be on top of your game. You are willing to pull back and allow others to play a major role. You might feel relief from playing a lesser part and probably having more time for yourself. Understand what is going on with a money matter. Tonight: Go for what you want.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): ★★★★★ Your ability to come to terms with a challenging situation will benefit you. Someone else might see a situation differently from you how you envision it, but that’s OK. Look at the matter from both perspectives. You will know what to do. Tonight: Manifest more of what you want.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): ★★★ You might unintentionally challenge others. A boss or parent could feel intimidated. You know what you are going to do. Discuss it less, and just act. You are likely to get a lot of feedback that you’d prefer not to hear. Tonight: Avoid someone who creates hassles for you.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): ★★★★★ You want to go out and be around crowds. You would be happiest at a favorite hangout. Where your friends are is where you most enjoy yourself. Do not worry about tomorrow. Know what is happening, as it allows you to make better choices. Tonight: Carry on.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): ★★★★ Relax and get past an obstacle. You might not feel up to snuff when dealing with a loved one who seems to demand a lot. You might have to make an obligatory appearance. Zero in on what you want, despite the fact that someone is giving you a lot of flak. Tonight: All smiles. Born today: Magician David Copperfield (1956), rapper Flo Rida (1979), actress Alexis Bledel (1981)