Although it's important to see people in action in order to know who they really are, you should also note that most people perform better when the action is exciting. At this point in the solar journey, life is a bring-your-own-excitement type of invite. The people who are a delight when there's not much going on — those are the ones to keep close.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Friends who don't agree can be the luckiest relationships you have. Somewhere between your differing points of view lies the elusive answer to a question of recent importance.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You've a choice of solutions today: Should you go for the common fix that's worked for many or the idiosyncratic route that's worked for maybe one person (if her story is to be believed)? Both will work; one will be more fun.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're involved in a positive and gradual change, which causes you to stretch emotionally. You can expect things to feel a little weird. Being slightly uncomfortable is a good sign, though.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You get to be the favorite. Special responsibilities come with the territory. Tonight, everyone seems to have advice for you, but the best idea will spring from your own imagination.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'll be as effective as your support system. So choose a good team of helpers — people who are more concerned with seeing the big picture come together than they are with their own egos.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's a weird social rule: Focus on impressing someone and the opposite tends to happen. Anyway, you're impressive enough without trying. Your attractiveness will have everything to do with how you make other people feel.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's fun to dream about the future, even as you are fully aware that things happen only in the now. Your superpower today is weaving the unreal with the practical steps that will make it an actuality.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are people around you who can contribute to your life, but you won't know who those people are until you turn on the radiant energy, which will attract them like bees to honey.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Your rebel spirit is even stronger than it was yesterday. Before you go "off script," make sure that what you have to say is necessary or better than the role you were given.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Life is complicated and filled with interesting contradictions. However, many of them do not need to be analyzed right now. Don't let too much thinking ruin the fun.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Someone has opened a conversation that you're not sure you should get into. You could tiptoe around it or confront it. If you choose the latter, tonight will be the best time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The more you try to make sense of a love relationship, the more complex it becomes. Do you really need to understand why things are how they are to enjoy them? The simple answer might be to accept how things are.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 1). You're extremely talented at risk assessment in all areas of life. It takes you very little time to determine what's worthwhile. You'll put your money behind the metaphorical winning horse or, more likely, be the one in the winner's circle. Your solar return will start with happy news and end with a checked-off goal list. Leo and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 20, 3, 33 and 17.
VIRGO SUN CALL TO ACTION: There's a great opportunity to make progress at this point in the Virgo solar journey, which represents one of the most vigorous times of 2018. Ruled by Mercury, Virgo energy is at its best in motion. But it's also an earth sign and connected to the physical world. The omens frown on motion for its own sake this time of year. Satisfaction comes from seeing the plant sprout, the mountain move, the barn raise. To qualify things further, Virgo is an energy of great purpose. Its declaration, "I analyze," suggests that actions taken during the Virgo rule are not only physically verifiable but also serving a purpose. In other words, it's not enough to act; we must also act smart. We've now had time to ease out of the fun, playtime theatrics of the Leo sun and into the busy Virgo mood. But don't worry: Just because the action and thought process kick up a notch doesn't mean we have to completely lose track of the fun. The work we accomplish in this Virgo transit might be even more enjoyable than the playful antics of the last solar phase.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: It's official: Zendaya Coleman has made the leap from Disney darling to full-fledged movie star. Coleman will star in "A White Lie," as Anita Hemmings, a descendant of African-American slaves who passed as white so she could attend Vassar College in the 1890s. Born under a fiery Aries moon, this hardworking Virgo has a seemingly boundless energy supply to apply to every aspect of life.
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