ARIES (March 21-April 19) A person who doesn't know what good is cannot be happy. Your conscience may keep you from following a hedonistic path, but joy is better than pleasure.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Call the expert, Google the question on your mind, ask your mom. Do your research first, before you decide on a plan of action.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Stress may be a fleeting reaction to the moment, but it also has long-term health ramifications. Learning more effective coping skills could actually help you live longer and live better.

CANCER (June 22-July 22) You're in a different place in your life than some of the people who are around you today, which is precisely why you have a lot to offer one another.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You like that people younger than you have things that weren't available to you growing up. But sometimes younger people teaching their elders is unsettling.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) There are things that are richer than power and privilege, but sadly some people lack the ability to experience them. That's why your compassion is a much-needed force in the world.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You could worry about things not under your control, or you could channel that energy into the things you can do something about. More than likely, you'll do both.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) A person doesn't have to be lying to be totally wrong. There is a lot of misinformation in the world. Try not to read too much into bad information.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) The work you did last week is only now starting to be recognized by those whose opinions matter to your future. You want advancement - and that's just what you'll get.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) People present the side of themselves that they want you to see and believe. You're too keen to take that as the whole truth. You'll see through the cracks of the facade.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You'll be concerned with the larger implications of your activities. If a practice makes you skillful, blameless and happy, it's something worth pursuing.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Seize the moment of silent reverence offered to you. "No more words. In the name of this place we drink in with our breathing, stay quiet like a flower, so the nightbirds will start singing." -Rumi TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 1) Your birthday brings confidence and clarity. A dry spell will end this month, and you'll feel a fresh flow of excitement visit your realm of personal relationships. November pleasantly changes the direction of your work. Sell something of high value and reinvest in January. You'll give an acceptance speech in March. Taurus and Gemini people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 48, 17, 41 and 39.

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