Horoscopes: Sept. 30

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Be willing to get excited about nothing. If you can be happy, interested and enthusiastic for no good reason, you'll understand how to be in charge of your life.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There's a "one step forward, two steps back" feeling to the start of this week. What you're doing is a dance, not a race.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The world is full of helpers. There are also quite a few people who think they are helping or are trying to help, but they are misguided. Your job is to guide them.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There will be much good and a little bad in the day. You'll appreciate how both stay in their own category so that the bad won't sully the good.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Not having the luxury of a plan or any time to prepare for the day's challenges will turn out to be a blessing. You'll be at your best when you are forced to improvise.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Is it falling apart, or is it falling into place? Sometimes it's hard to tell the difference. So before you make a move to pick up the pieces, stand back and observe how everything settles.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You want to learn, and others want to teach. Make sure they start with the fundamentals, because otherwise you might get too frustrated and give up before you've made any real progress.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You are hoping for a certain outcome, but are you ready for it? In order for this bit of good luck to really take hold, you have to be ready. Do the work it takes to be ready.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The tone of your voice will make all the difference in how you are received today. People will listen to you because you choose the kind way even when that's not the most obvious choice.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People who try to control too much are not fun to be around. Your day will go beautifully as long as you let people be who they are and let yourself become who you want to be.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll enjoy the company of happy children and the young at heart because they spark your joy. The more you're around the spirit of youth, the younger you'll feel.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll invigorate a tired situation with one small change. This small shift in your behavior is like a key that opens a castle and the whole new world inside it.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 30). It will be a year of mazes and mysteries with many rewards along the way. Your keen powers of observation help you avoid dead ends and keep you moving forward. Study intensifies in October. You'll receive a certification. Business succeeds in November. January and May are your best financial months. Your love signs are Gemini and Virgo. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 5, 17 and 9.

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