TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 25). It’s like life is paying you back for all the good you put in. Love is dizzying in September. Concrete changes put you back on the ground and building something impressive. Rewards linked to your diligence come in February and you’d do well to invest immediately. May and July are lucky for your whole family. Capricorn and Scorpio adore you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Wisdom isn’t glamorous. It’s typically depicted by an old scribe on a mountain or a short green alien. Ryan Gosling wouldn’t play Wisdom in the movies. And yet, “wise” is the most attractive thing you could be today.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your choices won’t all be healthy ones and this may actually keep you healthier than if they were. A little bit of danger builds up a tolerance that will keep you safe.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There’s a pressure to deliver. It would be nice to think it’s all in your head, but you know better. There really are people depending on you. Don’t worry; you’re heat-resistant. With your feet to the fire, you do amazing things.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You want gracious people around you, but if they are too generous it makes you nervous. How will you return the favor? Seek situations that settle into a natural and easy reciprocity.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There’s so much that you’re good at, but there are also areas in life in which you’re still a baby learning to walk. So do like the babies do. Put one foot in front of the other, until you fall. Then get back up and try again.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Low points are tests, not permission slips for bad behavior. Those who rise to the occasion when the chips are down are the true gems. Note: It takes an even stronger person to stay humble when the chips are up.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). The smartest way is to keep your head. When you start to really want something, it becomes bigger, better, more lucrative— blown up to unreal proportions that it can’t possibly live up to. Stay cool. See what’s really there.
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Negative emotion is nothing more than a contradiction between what is and your opinion of what should be. Resolve the contradiction and the feelings become positive.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Illusion dissolution is difficult because the very nature of an illusion is that you can’t tell where the fake part starts and the real part ends. Anyway, why be so discerning? That said, a little joyful nonreality goes a long way.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Monologues that go on and on will spring from the mouths of those with too much time and not enough awareness or interest in others. Better to keep it brief and professional today, even when you’re not on the job.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Children don’t want to go to sleep when they should. They’d rather eat candy than vegetables. With maturity, we learn to trust the intelligence of the body. Don’t let childish impulses override the body’s wisdom.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You’re a lifelong learner and a little worried that you won’t have enough brain storage for the new stuff coming up. Luckily, today’s knowledge can be applied immediately to real life in an unforgettable try.