Don’t delay your social life by waiting until after you’ve reached your goals to meet people. Chances are that during this Mercury trine Pluto, you’ll be accepted for who you are regardless of your achievements. Anyway, displaying the desire and ability to reach your goals can be just as powerful as having already reached them.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be a bit of a tease, realizing the great fun that can come from a playful approach to life. The equally lighthearted will find you irresistible, as will a certain someone with a heavy heart.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The differences between people are sometimes extreme. But you recognize that no value system is universally right. Your open mind will take you where others aren’t invited.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are unlikely to give your trust or your money to an unproven entity. What people say is of little significance unless it is backed up by what they do. Time will tell.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You have better things to think about than how you are being perceived by others. And yet there is something you want that will be easier to obtain by giving some thought to your public image.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You are clear in your purpose, but you do not yet have the mechanism in place to be loud about it, too. You need some version of a microphone. Today this will come in the form of ad space or excellent word of mouth from friends.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You’re in the mood for change again. So instead of wishing you were a person who ate vegan or played tennis, you will make moves to actually be that person.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You’ll instruct and advise. People will want to know how you got so smart. Give up some of your sources — but not all of them. Everyone has to do his or her own work in order to bring something new to the table.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Widen your circle. New blood will invigorate your social and professional scenes. It may be very difficult for you to approach someone, but once that hurdle is overcome, the rest happens rather naturally.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). People will seek your approval. At first that may feel good to you. It’s nice to know you are respected. But after a while, you may see the dynamic as draining. You’ll be attracted to those who are emotionally self-reliant.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). One way to avoid the heartbreak hotel is to seek only the company of those who are capable of recognizing your worth and reciprocating your feelings.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll exude warmth and humor. These qualities alone are not enough to secure your position with a certain someone. But if you’re also sincere, engaging and comfortable to be around, then you’ve got it made in the shade.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are accomplishments you would like to achieve because you believe they will make you happier. They may not, but that doesn’t diminish the importance of going for it. Do it just to prove to yourself that you can.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 4). All you’ve overcome in your life has brought you to the stronger, more powerful identity you project this year. Someone will endorse you with enthusiasm this month, helping you to move up professionally. October brings sweet promises, and November fulfills them. Family adventures come in December. Gemini and Scorpio people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 7, 40, 2, 41 and 1.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “How can a Libra find love if girls don’t think of him as attractive? I’ve always been self-conscious and insecure about my looks. I’m 29, and I’ve never had a girlfriend. I have a decent job, and I can afford to take someone out, but so far I’ve had no takers. What do you suggest?”
If you were to make a hobby of improving your appearance, you might find that you can have fun with this challenge in your life. Libra men have a terrific eye and are among the most stylish of the zodiac when they give themselves permission. Many top designers are Libras. But sometimes men don’t allow themselves to put a great deal of effort into their looks because they don’t think it’s manly to do so. Have an open mind instead. Try new clothing styles, different hair, updated eyewear, dermatology and the gym — whatever you think you need. Ask for the outside opinion of a stylish person you trust, or get a style consultation in a clothing store. Learn not to take anything about your looks too personally. You can always go back to an old style if you want. The sun entering your sign on September 22 will begin the cycle of the new and improved you.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Beyonce Knowles released her latest single on World Humanitarian Day in order to promote humanitarian efforts around the world. The Virgo diva has strong doses of diplomatic Libra in her natal chart, with Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto all in the sign of harmony. Passionate Mars in Leo suggests she has a love of performing that will last a lifetime.
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