There is nothing that can live in constant chaos. Order is beauty, and beauty is order. Practicality makes life happen predictably, and this is a good and necessary aspect of existence. The Virgo sun urges practical action that moves things forward, that is elegant and right, while Mars direct warns against practical action taken out of fear.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What you want is not as out of reach as you think. What seems ridiculous to expect may actually be just a little bit out of the normal pattern, and all it will take is an extra push to make it so.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you don't know what to do next, concentrate your efforts on just being the best you. Keeping yourself sharp and strong will ready you for the opportunities around the bend.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll hear many versions of the truth. Avoid trusting powerful people over honest people. As Groucho Marx once said: Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll pick your goal almost arbitrarily, and that's fine for today. The purpose is to give you a reason to take every step along the way. You'll commit to the journey, not the destination.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you were a cast member on "Survivor," you might conspire to handle today's challenge. Thankfully, you live in the untelevised version of reality where it is better to be kind than to drum up the drama.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Between people whose history includes great love, there will always be explosive topics, buried like landmines in the field of conversation. They are usually best avoided. If you accidentally step on one, turn and run.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Thankfulness is the seed that all good things blossom from today. What you're most appreciative of is not material, rather it's the attention, help and lessons you gather.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If the events knock you off course, take it as a cue to expand your perception and grow your influence. With a bigger worldview you will be unfazed by life's little irritations.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). To protect yourself against the thievery of time, demand that time leave you something in return for what it takes. This is most easily accomplished by working toward meaningful treasures.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). It's wasteful to wish you were anywhere else, with anyone else, doing anything else than what you're doing. Guard against this immaturity by fully joining the moment you're in.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll get the win, but winners be warned: Arrogance and pride are terrible, dangerous hitchhikers on the road to a great win. Do not pick them up. Arrogance and pride are the failures of success.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You're thinking creatively, and because of this, you will see how there are wonderful experiences to be had for very little or no money. They'll take planning though. This is a lucky day for making plans.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 31). You place yourself in service to humanity. "Humanity" is not always an easy customer, and the obstacles that ensue will contribute to your spiritual might. Truly, you gain the most from your own selflessness. You'll bank on it in October, and there's another windfall in December. Travel and romance come in mid-2019. Gemini and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 1, 22 and 15.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Love is not a competition, though there are those who would treat it as such. Perhaps they just need reassurance. TAURUS: The best dates are not entirely relaxed or entirely stressful. The best dates play out in a state of relaxed tension. GEMINI: You'd rather be acknowledged by one particular person than popular with many random people, and that's exactly what will happen. CANCER: The most attractive thing you can do is simply show that you're listening. LEO: You are more yourself around people with equal vitality. VIRGO: You'll willingly share in a terribly boring task as a means of staying connected to someone you love. LIBRA: You take time for yourself, realizing that an attractive routine is the key to maintaining an attractive aura. SCORPIO: Finding and nurturing relationships isn't easy work. Give yourself credit, and go easy on yourself. Even superstars have trouble in love. SAGITTARIUS: Maybe the advice sounds boring, but that doesn't make it less true: You're at your attractive best when you get enough sleep. CAPRICORN: Seeing something magical in another person will make it so. AQUARIUS: Dating tip: A good plan is better than an expensive idea. PISCES: A creative love makes things exciting even when there's not much going on.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Virgo and Taurus are each enormously capable on their own, with earth-sign groundedness, talent and practicality that make living look easy whether it really is or not. Regardless, when they combine their efforts, dare to be vulnerable and learn to depend on one another, they will build something collectively that will astound and humble each. These two are the very definition of the power couple.
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