ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your intelligence is one of your greatest assets, but don't get carried away. Be practical, measured and above board when interacting with others. You can make a difference by dealing with people honestly. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Join a group that is dedicated to a worthwhile cause and meet some new people. Friendships can blossom under these stars, as minor differences are easily ignored and troubles can simply melt away. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Be friendly with those outside your family. Remember that you can be kind and sympathetic to others while still honoring your boundaries. Exercise compassionate detachment. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Social interactions are as necessary as sunshine and water. Achieve your goals by networking and talking with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds. Some of their ideas will be valuable. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Money could be a highly motivating force. Some of your financial brainstorms may bring a change for the better. Check in with savvy friends for sage advice prior to committing funds to a project. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Get the gang together for some fun. Make a breakthrough or discovery by spending extra time with other like-minded individuals. You can easily avoid trouble by staying out of disputes over unimportant matters. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Keep your opinions to yourself. When you are working or in a workplace environment, it would be wise to avoid controversial topics. Wait a few more days before starting creative projects. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): When you are filled with optimism, you might be willing to spend a few extra dollars on self-care and creature comforts. If it makes you happy, you should go ahead with your indulgences. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): A casual invitation or assurance may be offered as a mere social grace. Accept it as such and move on. If a business idea seems too good to be true, it probably is. Let it go. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Connect with friends and take your cues from them when it comes to being more creative and resourceful. Get inspiration from social media and share your new creations there. You might nurture a newfound hobby. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Support local retailers and service providers by shopping in your community. There is a sense of satisfaction in seeing your money circulate locally, even if you pay a little bit more. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Maintaining an air of mystery or concealing your discomfort may seem more socially appropriate, but it can ultimately be detrimental. Be honest about your feelings and opinions in a tactful, nonconfrontational way to avoid future misunderstandings. 

IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Find plenty of opportunities to burn off excess energy in acceptable ways as the next five to six weeks unfold. If you remain physically fit and develop healthy habits, your entire life will get an upgrade. Proceed with caution in early October when your business sense is at a low point. Wait for a more opportune time to nurture dreams and ideas. In November it might seem that only hard work and determined effort can keep you on track. The planets have a treat in store for you in February, when you can gain recognition and helpful people will be willing to give your career a boost. People you meet during these times can bring you long-lasting security and wise guidance to improve your life on many levels. You can make permanent improvements that will give you a chance to relax.