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The full moon in Aries is a glorious beginning, a symbol of good fortune unfolding in real time, a promise like a royal birth. This gorgeous omen will overshadow any residual tension between the sexes that the Venus/Mars aspect may have perpetuated earlier in the week. The warrior moon marches onward to more worthy battles.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). With the full moon in your sign, it takes no effort at all for you to come on strong. Do less. Your presence is felt because you don't try. Instead, you seize or don't seize the moment according to your feelings.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Getting what you want can sometimes be like winning second prize. When you don't get what you want, you gain experience, which is often the best prize there is.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). If you played on a soccer team as a child, you might agree that the teamwork and sportsmanship you learned were far more important than whether you won the game of soccer. Today's task will be the same.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will someday meet the very same person you idolize today. So pick your heroes carefully. Make sure they are worthy of the attention and adoration you freely give.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The reality you build around yourself has a magical quality. You don't see it anymore. You're too close to all you've built. Today, though, you'll see it in another person's eyes.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be magnetically attractive to the one whose agenda is in opposition to yours. It's unavoidable and also quite helpful. You'll be better for having to convince others of the importance of your mission.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may not escape the day without criticism. If it comes from someone you love, you're in luck. The one who keeps after you is hard on you only because he or she sees and believes in the beauty of your potential.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The full moon activates a sense of entitlement in you. But this doesn't cause you to act spoiled or unreasonable. Instead, you claim what was rightfully yours all along.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Learn the fundamentals. Practice the basics. Much will be accomplished with simple kindness, clean work and fair practice. The more elaborate parts of your deal will never work until the fundamentals are firmly laid.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You still long to make a contribution in a certain realm. Probably you've wanted to do this since childhood.

You'll see a way now, as the full moon shines a light on new people and opportunities.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Believe it or not, your enemy is a more important part of your team than your friends and supporters today, as no one will be as motivating. Also, you'll go out of your way not to become like a bad example.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As the lunar influence leaves your part of the sky, you may feel misplaced. There is strength in your position, nonetheless. When you're not where you're supposed to be, you'll rely on the courage of your convictions.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 29). You were meant to be in charge, and you will be in October, sharing your skills with those who can benefit from them the most. A desire for fitness will have you changing core habits in 2013. You'll be charmed by a feisty character and may decide to make this person a regular companion. Gemini and Sagittarius people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 39, 15, 48, 11 and 20.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "My fiance (Sagittarius) and I (Aquarius) have been planning our wedding for the past six months; it's in November. Last week, my husband presented me with a prenuptial agreement. I was stunned. Shouldn't he have mentioned that before I was this deep into the wedding planning? Now I feel cornered, like I have no choice but to sign the document or call off the wedding. I'm currently not even speaking to him. I just need a little time to sort out my feelings about this. What should I do?"

As impractical as his timing may be, your worldly Sagittarius husband-to-be is just being practical. In contrast, Aquarius is poetic and romantic and can be idealistic in matters of love. You look for the best in everyone and expect the highest good from your bonds. So, although an arrangement to cover the potential failing of this relationship feels like a needle pop to the bubble of your air-sign dreams, it's your current reality. Try to see this document not as an ultimatum, but as a starting place. Get your own lawyer, and hash out the particulars in a way that makes you feel comfortable. If you can't, better to know now while there's still time to call things off.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Happy birthday to Kevin Durant, the record-breaking small forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder and a member of the Olympic gold medal-winning 2012 American basketball team. Durant was born when the sun and Mercury were in the air sign of Libra, offering a balletic combination of grace, strength and agility. His moon and Jupiter are also in an air sign: quick-thinking Gemini.

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