Small children like getting gifts but aren't easily swayed into liking the giver more because of them. As for older people, things such as guilt and the idea of reciprocity kick in to influence transactions. Under the no-nonsense, practical atmosphere of the Virgo new moon, analyze things at face value, as a child would. Also, accept gifts without obligation.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sometimes the more you learn about something, the more you want to learn. Sometimes what you learn helps you decide it's not for you. You'll know right away which way it's going and act quickly on the knowledge.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Work-life balance is a common buzzword these days, and yet it's a moot point when you're involved in enjoyable work with people you love. This is something you're creating for yourself with the actions you take.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Young people require your tenderness; elders require your compassion; and all the in-between people mostly just need respect and a little attention. Cover this social checklist and it will be an excellent day, indeed.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Nothing will give you more enjoyment than adding to your skills and your knowledge base today. There are more ways available to you than ever for this. Even top universities offer free courses online. Shop around.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Remember that closed minds and hard hearts are softened by small, weak, vulnerable things. Better to inspire people to drop their defenses than to take up arms against them today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Life is weird. You live it forward, but you understand it backward. With that in mind, don't stress yourself over the minor choices of the day. Leave that for the amusement of future-you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The weak will require your tolerance, and the strong will take even more of it, if you've got it. You should be able to muster some, and if you're having trouble, apply the golden rule.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The success of this day depends on simple sorting. It's about matching what you have to give to the people who most need it. Even better — what do you enjoy giving? Find the ideal receiver for that and everyone will be happy.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You want to connect, but it will be hard today, as the people around you are so different from you and not in a good way. Stop judging, and just observe for a while until you feel a little more comfortable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Someone who intends to look out for your best interests may instead be unintentionally holding you back from getting the very best education you can be getting. Don't let your love for a person cloud practical judgment.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). From family favorite to local star to full-blown fame — this is the journey of more people than ever in the current media-saturated milieu. Perhaps you don't quest for fame, but you'll definitely see the benefit of good publicity.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're the leader — maybe not officially, but you're the one everyone is following, so... close enough. Keep driving the action with your subtle, genial ways. Do you really need the title? There are many benefits to not having it.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 19). The start of 2018 will serve your highest good — piping hot and delicious, too. Even your accidents will have happy results. Next month features a surprise visit. Also there's a key investment opportunity before Halloween. Physical training in 2018 will lead you to make other lifestyle improvements. Gemini and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 50, 5, 24 and 17.
SCHOOL DAYS! THE GEMINI STUDENT: The phrase commonly associated with Gemini is "I think" which is why the sign of the twins is perfectly suited for the intellectual challenges of school. Ruled by Mercury, the Gemini student quickly absorbs information, on many levels at once. This is one of the most communicative signs, and Gemini has no problem raising a hand to answer or ask questions. Gemini often breaks the ice for other students, too, leading discussions and sharing observations. Because this sign is so quick, it is important that the class is challenging enough. If not, Gemini will be chatty and mischievous, creating distractions or trouble.
THE CANCER STUDENT: Cancer feels his or her way through a classroom. The subject matters less to Cancer than the degree to which students collectively create an atmosphere conducive to learning. The moonchild can really read and match the mood of a room, which is why the particular school, teacher and peer group that Cancer is involved with will make a huge difference for this sensitive sign. Cancer excels in a group of students who provide positive stimulation and a little competition, too. Classes in the arts give Cancer a place to work out strong emotions.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Jimmy Fallon is not just a comedy king to those old enough to stay up for the funny stuff that happens after the news: He's also a star to the pre-K set with his series of adorable children's books. The Virgo host has his natal moon, Jupiter and Saturn all in water signs, indicating emotional intelligence and strong intuition. Fallon's sun and Venus — both in Virgo — speak to his work ethic.
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