Aries (March 21-April 19): As impossible as perfection may be, there are excellent near-perfect findings along the way to make futile pursuits worthwhile. Taurus (April 20-May 20): What you crave will point you to what your body and soul know will nourish you.
Gemini (May 21-June 21): There’s no need to go out of your way to find new things to stand for. Relax and just be who you are.
Cancer (June 22-July 22): When the boss is away, inept or nonexistent, someone has to lead. You’ll call some key shots in a manner that is necessary and beneficial to you and all involved.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): You prefer to make decisions based on your overall vision of your life, not the moment-to-moment minutiae of feelings. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Repetition makes for ease that is until it makes for weariness and exhaustion. Practice until you get good — but know when to quit.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): The competition isn’t always coming at you from an opposing side. Often it’s your nearest and dearest who are the most competitive with you.
Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): The prospect of having what you want is even more frightening than the possibility of never having it, but you’re brave, so go for it anyway.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22Dec. 21): You’re a hard worker today, with deeper wells of self-discipline than usual. Take advantage of these focusing powers while they last. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your opinions — even your beliefs — may change as you come to understand more about the world. Who you are is much deeper than one worldview.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): People connect in the soft parts of their hearts. You cannot make that connection without leaving yourself somewhat vulnerable. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): If relationships were emotional weather, some would be a gentle wind through the mind and others would put you on tornado watch.
Today’s birthday (Sept. 13): If this year were a musical score, it would have the soaring melodies of a John Williams action/adventure piece. You’ll make friends who up your game. The financial infusion next month will be well-invested in education or travel. Your lucky numbers: 10, 36, 2, 28 and 31.