Happy autumnal equinox. Not only is the day's length perfectly balanced to the length of the night, but other areas of our lives even out, as well. Relationships become more balanced. A feeling of reciprocity prevails. Arrangements get worked out. The givers take, and the takers give. And good quiet work will finally get due compensation.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You love to make things. The thing you'll make today is the kind of thing you can't touch. It's people working together for a common goal -- a bit intangible, but real all the same.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Obtaining success is quite simple. It's a two-step process. Step one: Finish your project. Step two: Start a new one. It is surprising how many people miss one of these steps. You'll excel as you do both.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Your colleagues like to talk about the work they are doing with you, because you have so much relevant information. There may be more talking than doing today, which is fine, too.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Broaden your support system. Obtain support you don't even need. A safety net works best when it's anchored in a hundred places. So if one anchor pulls up, it won't matter.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A good night's sleep is essential for the processes of your body, mind and spirit. Catch up. Figure out when the next time will be that you can clear the evening and morning schedules. Plan to sleep in like a teenager.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). One way to assist yourself in making positive choices is to make them in advance. You'll plan your food, work, play and rest very carefully so as to incorporate the new habits you want to establish.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Befriend the boss, the president and the high-ranking officials of the group. Powerful people need friends just as much as anyone else, if not more so. They need someone to help them protect the domains they are in charge of.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). As you realize that your mood is not going to automatically comply with your ideals, you'll actively work on your attitude. If you like what you do every day, you've got a head start toward complete well-being.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Spending money on yourself won't make you nearly as happy as spending it on someone else will. And if you are giving what the person would not have bought themselves, it's even better.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is no tunnel except the one we dig for ourselves. If you don't burrow away, there won't be a need to find an artificial light. Stay on the up and up. No hiding. Walk in the sunshine -- it's the light you need.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Some studies suggest that for optimum happiness you should spend six hours each day socializing in some way. Luckily, your work will require you to interact with others in a friendly way, and you'll go beyond the quota.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You will hold yourself back in order to walk beside your friends instead of rushing ahead as fast as you can go. For now, the friendly stroll is beneficial. There will be a time for challenge later, and when it comes, you'll run well.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 22). Your social life thrives because of the confident way you present yourself, especially to strangers. Over the next six weeks, you will learn more about a new interest. You could go into business in November and start making money right away. The holidays feature better communication with family. Sagittarius and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 49, 40, 14, 33 and 14.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "My daughter is in high school and very much wants to have the experience of having a boyfriend. However, because she is disabled and goes to a public school where she is the only one with her particular disability, she is having trouble finding a boy who will overlook her differences and appreciate her for her other lovely qualities. I don't even know what to say to her when she cries about this. Do you have any advice? She's a Gemini."
High school's social structure is hard for any teen to navigate -- growing up isn't easy for anyone. This is an opportunity to teach her lessons in self-esteem that she can use to guide her through real life. Your daughter may have special challenges, but she can still have some fun as she transitions into adulthood. Remind her that we all have our disabilities. Some of us wear them on the outside, and some on the inside. And we also all have strengths. Help her to focus there, to play up her lovely qualities, and to mix and mingle among those who can appreciate her talents. Geminis are usually natural communicators who love to share and will keep the conversation flowing. Connect her with a support group of other teens with similar challenges.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Andrea Bocelli is the best selling solo artist in the history of classical music, with more than 70 million units sold. Born on the cusp of Virgo and Libra, Bocelli is a Virgo with Mercury and Venus in Virgo, as well. These influences indicate career longevity, a nurturing spirit and an intense work ethic. A Capricorn moon shows business savvy. Lucky Jupiter is in sensual, soulful, intuitive Scorpio.
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