ARIES (March 21-April 19). Challenge yourself to leave a situation before you respond to it. Even if you're only walking away for five minutes, that's enough time to come up with a better communication.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There are interesting people out there you'd like to meet and equally interesting people who want to meet you. Your social efforts will pay off.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The No. 1 rule of the day: Don't agonize. You're creative, and to make the most of this you'll need to make many decisions and execute them fast. No regrets!

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Like a

real pro, you are brave without being reckless, focused but not oblivious to the competition. This attitude will carry you.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Maybe it won't do any good to explain yourself. Those who would understand don't need the explanation and those who don't only get more confused.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). For those waiting for the one day when it will all just click in, you know better. There's no great light switch to turn on, but a ticker tape of small understandings.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Those who are overly concerned with stating their personal truths are often too melodramatic to take seriously.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can't tell what's going to make other people happy. You can't even tell what's going to make you happy. So just do your best. When things don't land quite right, shrug it off.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The language of souls is hard for you to miss these days. As you listen past what people say out of a sense of social appropriateness, good manners or obligation, you hear the soul's cry.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's not just the supporters around you who are aware of your potential. Those who knock your confidence on purpose are also aware. You can take it as a compliment that they see you as competition.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). It's true that people have stumbled upon treasures like gold, but as for most of the better things in life, they cannot be found; they have to be assembled.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Today, while going about normal business, you'll often be doing something very different in your head. You've a rich inner life. Your private world is only for you - though you may share glimpses with a trusted loved one.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 30). It's a year of expanding options. The next three months are especially socially active. You're a quick study and also quite impressionable, so put yourself around good influences. You'll win a prize in January. This will be a game-changer. The love you share will feel as legendary as the stuff of poetry and song. Virgo and Sagittarius adore you. Lucky numbers: 9, 40, 44, 20 and 13.