ARIES (March 21-April 19). The dilemma is when to talk and when to keep private things private. Trust your mood on this one, as it will be guided by an instinct worth honoring. Don’t let others persuade you. Your gut feeling will be correct.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’re magnificent, and yet you don’t want to hear about it on the regular. Praise embarrasses you. Too much attention makes you feel smothered. You’ll enjoy the company of those who know to give you a lot of space.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The instinct to protect yourself is a survival mechanism that generally serves you well. However, you may do your best today in an unguarded moment, as that’s when someone will connect with you on a deeper level.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There’s a very personal choice to be made, and it centers around what is worth the effort and what isn’t. Only you can decide this. One choice definitely does not suit all.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Care and desire go hand in hand. You care about what you desire, and you desire what you care about. These are the emotional dynamics worth looking into today.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Part of enjoying yourself is knowing that you can come and go as you wish. Freedom is integral to your good experience and the good experiences of others.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You don’t have to be a little bit behind to do your best work, but the pressure certainly doesn’t hurt. The adrenaline rush will make you work faster and concentrate better.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You’re about to raise your standards again. For you, this is not about doing better than your colleagues and peers. It’s about seeking your personal best.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Often, people make a decision and then work backward, finding the supporting reasons. In the retelling, they’ll claim the reasons came first, but they rarely really do. You’ll cleverly apply this principle to your strategy.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re usually quite accessible to anyone who needs you. But on days like today, your introspective time is important. You need to concentrate, which means protecting yourself from distractions and energetic impositions.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Why push ahead if there’s no “ahead” to push to? The reality is that the impulse to get to the next place is sometimes just a rejection of the first place. That’s something to face, as it will eliminate unnecessary movement.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll deliver communication with as much awareness as you can bring. Tenderness and warmth come into play. Humor is a risk, but you’re lighthearted enough to pull it off.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 1). There’s very little luck involved in the next 10 weeks, bad nor good. You’ll simply try your best, keep marching along and the opportunities will show up. Then, in November, uncanny meetings and felicitous events nudge you toward a bright horizon. Invest in January, and add people to your team in March. Pisces and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 41, 2, 22, 48 and 7.