TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 8). This solar return raises the tone you bring to your life events, which will serve you in the moment and beyond. Memories are not flat, linear representations, but 3D snapshots of everything, including your mood. Love and joy spill over through the end of your year. Shrewd business leads to lucrative deals in February. Leo and Sagittarius adore you.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your analyzing mind has solved many problems for you and helped you excel in many areas of life. That said, it’s not the right mind to heal emotional wounds. Employ your heart and body to that task.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Today you’re like a jazz musician. You know your piece too well to play it note for note. The solid melody at the core of your day will have many embellishments and tangents to keep it fresh.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Narrow the gap between your idea of where you are now and your idea of where you want to be. “Your idea” is the operative phrase here. Perception of a place isn’t the place. Geography remains; ideas change instantaneously.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s a person who, lately, tends to put a twist in the mood to enable a downward spiral. Perhaps this character is unavoidable, though you can plan ahead and put up emotional armor, including a shield made of good humor.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Psychologists call the fruitless preoccupation with what went wrong “rumination.” This mode of critical thinking invariably makes us feel worse. Awareness is the anecdote. Instead of analyzing, accept. Instead of doing, be.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Old patterns feel comfortable, but that feeling of familiarity doesn’t make them any truer. Repetition fosters belief, but that doesn’t make the belief right. Figure out what’s good and correct before you repeat it.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). Thinking is not all there is to conscious experience. Today a cosmic perk will come without any effort on your behalf. Your senses will be naturally more engaged, and your intuition will be keen.
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). Solitude can be healing, though some people will go to great lengths to avoid it. That’s because they mistake being alone for being lonely. Loneliness is not a number; rather, it’s a lack of connection.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). Some will lower their inhibitions through chemicals to free themselves to be more social. The chemicals are unnecessary and could be harmful. Lower your inhibitions through a mindset or through dancing instead.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Attention isn’t the goal for you today. There are many situations in which you don’t want to be the smooth one, the one that everyone wants to impress or date or befriend. You’ve good reasons for wanting to go under the radar.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Distance is a funny thing for you now. In some ways you’ll feel more influential and important to people who are far away from you than you will to those at an arm’s length.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The real message will be smuggled into a conversation via the social acceptable message, the small talk, the expected banter. Listen for it. You don’t necessarily have to address it now, but definitely make note of this underlying truth.