ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's not the situation that's stumping you; it's the way you're looking at it. Which belief is causing you trouble? Root it out.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll get quite a lot done in short bursts of time. It's a matter of being organized enough to have your task close at hand when things get slow.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Tourism isn't just for travel. In a way, making a friend is like visiting a place you don't live. And each visit, you get to know your way around that place better.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're deeply in love with the essence of someone, although the rest could be driving you bonkers today. Don't take it too seriously.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You won't have as much time to solve a problem as you might like. Given the restraints, you'll have to either opt out or shoot from the hip.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Though hard work can accomplish much, so much more will be accomplished as a direct result of your confidence, ease and a laid-back attitude. Start by asking yourself what is really worth doing.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Building relationships effectively will require a certain coolness in your approach. Don't be in a rush to add to other people's lives.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Words can be like keys. Some fit better than others, depending on the lock. You'll learn what to say to express yourself more precisely and be received with more openness.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People open up for different reasons. Some want attention. Some want sympathy. The best reason to open up is that it's part of the natural, slow progression of a relationship headed for a more meaningful connection.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Instead of just mentally noting the improvements you want to make, also write them down. It's better to think too big than too small.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). One thing that will stop you from wanting to spend time with people in the future is sharing too much with them in the present. For today, keep your cards close to the vest.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). People will want to know your story, so you'll get the chance to talk about yourself. Give a positive takeaway to the ending of your personal anecdotes.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 10). As for that old tie that was holding you back, you get out of it this year, and it's not even difficult, really; you just shake it off. A health kick in October will increase your vitality. Your lucky numbers are: 4, 14, 44, 18 and 20.