Posted: August 31, 2012 at 4:28 a.m.

— Happy birthday. You’re motivated not only to make a living, but also to make a difference. This drive to do good in the world guides key decisions through the end of the year. January brings aesthetic changes to your domestic environment. Those you teach will celebrate you in March.

You’llhave extra money in December and May. Pisces and Sagittarius people adore you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): As the artist of your destiny, you won’t be using the usual brushes and paints. You’ll have to be more conceptual, making a lovely pattern by arranging disparate pieces.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): If you have to work really hard at being happy, the effort pretty much guarantees an unsuccessful result. Instead, accept where you are and explore it. Honesty brings contentment.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Avoid hopping on board for coaching, information products, business systems, new and improved methods, transformational treatments and the like. Today, chances are, you just don’t need it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): Your success occurs for a very simple reason:You do what you say you’re going to do.You are a powerful person because your word is gold, especially your word to yourself.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): When you are as open-minded as you are right now, something that could be called a failure could also be called a success, andboth terms are equally accurate descriptions.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Luckily, knowing who you are and what you want to do with your life is not a prerequisite for operating successfully in the world. Because you’re uncertain, you’re also open-minded. More options will become available to you.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Functional surroundings could be sending the wrong message about you. You suddenly care about being seen as powerful. The power position includes something luxurious in your surroundings.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): Your emphasis on selfdiscipline borders on the superstitious, mostly because you realize the stellar impact supportive habits have on your destiny.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You’ll take an unexpected journey. Where you wind up looks almost nothing like the image you started out with in your mind, and yet there are some striking similarities.CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You won’t be in the mood to leave anything to chance. Even your accidents are planned out. These strategic actions are adding up to a pretty exciting future.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Inflexible goals impede new possibilities, and you don’t want to limit your options that way. Stay open to where life leads. When you go to bed tonight, you’ll feel good about the way you grew through the day.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Time is an equalizer: Everyone gets the same amount in a day.You plot your hours carefully now, realizing there are barely enough for all you want to accomplish.

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