Today's Birthday (09/17/13). With power comes responsibility. Both are available this year, and they arise socially. Participate. Contribute time and energy generously to the ones you love for magnified returns. Build your nest egg with persistent savings. Share skills and knowledge.
To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Aries (March 21-April 19) -- Today is a 7 -- Clarify your direction with friends. An idealist needs to be held to facts. That path is a dead end. Your words inspire others to take action. Get a flash of scientific inspiration. Phone home.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) -- Today is a 7 -- Conversing with friends clears up a misunderstanding. Do the homework. Provide motivation. A book reveals brilliant insight. Play, but remember your budget. Glamour disguises a few flaws.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) -- Today is an 8 -- Career matters most now. Study recent developments. Get farther together than any of you would have alone. Edit later. Make a spiritual connection. Set lofty goals. It takes patience. Keep a secret and gain respect.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Your friends encourage you to try something interesting. Set long range goals, including fun and travel. Your savings are growing. Take only carefully calculated risks. Accept encouragement. You could just go.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Today is an 8 -- Get into the competition. Count coins and pay bills. Figure the costs. Discuss shared finances. Listen carefully, even if you don't fully understand. Write down what a wealthy elder told you.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Today is a 9 -- It's easier to delegate. Spend on supplies. Clear up confusion before proceeding. It's a good time to get your message across. Ask probing questions. Try a new tactic. Divine intervention isn't cheating.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- Today is a 7 -- Focus on your work. Keep track of your earnings. You're determined to succeed. Realize a sweet dream. Steady action provides the results. Collect fringe benefits for later. Cultivate love.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Today is a 6 -- Encourage creative thinking. You're entering a cuddly phase. All isn't yet revealed. Details still need to be worked out. It's getting easier to advance now. Fulfill a fantasy.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- Today is a 7 -- Add structure to your home. Dreams and visions make sense. Is it time to buy the tickets? Pay back a debt. Play with long-range plans. Dispel any illusions. Investigate the improbable.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Today is a 9 -- Hold on to what you have for a while. You're sharp as a tack. Count your blessings. Imagine a new venture. Negotiate a partnership deal. Elicit a promise. Discuss, don't argue.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- Today is a 9 -- These days can be potentially quite prosperous. Keep the goal in mind. Also fix something at home to increase efficiency. Handle a household emergency. The more you learn, the farther you'll go.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Today is a 6 -- A startling revelation provokes. You're getting more sensitive; this phase feels exceptionally powerful and confident. Wax poetic. Be the brains behind the operation. Consider consequences. Record your dreams today.
LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 9/17/13
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