ARIES (March 21-April 19). Transitions are disruptive, but don’t let that stop you from making a change. You’ll be so glad you seized the opportunity, and then it won’t take you very long to settle into a new groove.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you slip into that certain mindset, it’s as though you can fix anything. From the smallest decision to the grandest long-term plan, there are no problems that resist clear thinking.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). When it’s not convenient, practical or safe to travel in the typical ways, micro travel may be just as fortifying. There is so much you haven’t seen in your own backyard.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). How productive you are today will have everything to do with the amount of interference you get from yourself. Why would you interfere with your own work? A wonderful question that only you know the answer to.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Emotions come and go. Moods settle in for a handful of minutes or hours or days. Today, you have a talent for shaking off certain feelings and turning them around before they settle into full-blown moods.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It takes guts to be assertive, but the alternative is that you let your wishes, preferences and needs go unknown and run the risk of later becoming unsatisfied or disgruntled.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You know that the way you talk to yourself profoundly impacts your mood, and yet, often, you are not aware of the particulars. Today, there will be obvious benefits to listening in closely to that you-to-you dialogue.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Is it really possible to organize your thoughts, and if so, how so? Alphabetical? First come, first served? By numerical urgency level? You’ll intuitively stumble upon the best way and have astounding clarity for the effort.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ll find a simple path to feeling better. You’ll pause to reflect on what happened, what you felt about it and whether there might be another way to think about it than the reaction that caused you so much pain.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). To irrationally anticipate future threats or dangers is just an overactive version of the related rational skill. Consider your vigilance a talent, and then rely on outside opinions to keep yourself in check.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Words that follow lines of logic and heart connect you to humanity -- illogical, heartfelt words perhaps even more so. Logic without heart is practically useless, if not dangerous today.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are trying to have more discipline around something. The occasional lapses don’t mean too much. What makes a difference is what you do most often and persistently. Also that you don’t quit.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 31). There’s a difference between being spontaneous and reactive. You’ll have bright ideas and follow through without fear to create experiences that elevate you and delight your crew. Even so, this year sees you as less reactive in your decisions, pausing for as long as it takes for wisdom to set in. Sagittarius and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 40, 12, 22 and 18.