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Happy birthday. You'll be publicly praised for what you do this solar return, but it's your personal definition of success that will matter most. In the next five weeks you'll earn favor from those who are difficult to impress. November brings luck for finance.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Wanting certain aspects of life to be different will come with the territory today, as does ambitious striving. Temper the intensity of this with contentment about something -- anything. You have much to choose from.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Life is complex and layered. To find peace and poise within this will require you to tolerate some mixed emotions. Take courage, and move through the feelings.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): Self-doubt comes disguised in the costume of responsibility, "urgent" needs that really aren't and other distractions. Call it what it is -- resistance to growth -- then ignore it and do what your soul knows you must.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): It may seem that forces beyond your control are attacking your biography. But what if they are not infringements on your plot line, and are instead the very elements that make it a good story? What then?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Willpower and self-discipline won't be enough to accomplish the goal. That's good news because it means you'll have to add the architecture that will make getting there a whole lot easier.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Maybe the human mind has no mechanism for comprehending the vastness of the universe, and yet you still look up and let your piece of sky absorb you into as much infinity as you can bear. A meditation most divine!

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23): Fear of failure or fear of success is not a good enough reason for inaction. So jump. Leap to the imperfect action. There won't be a better time. You'll never be ready. You'll only be doing it or not doing it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21): You've friends who animate the day with big emotions, living a life of excitement and urgency. You'll enjoy connecting with them for a time; then you'll seek a more peaceful, measured tone for the remainder of the day.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Once you fantasized that someone with secret knowledge and super abilities would swoop in and save the day. Now you will save your own day. After all, you're the expert on being you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): The day provides a steady stream of necessary assessments. Will this activity be worth my time? Will this person do as promised? Will this job net me the next one? By day's end you'll have made dozens of determinations.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): What seems to be an arduous task will also make the hours pass in what will later seem to be a blink. It's as though you were built for this type of work. What you do is sorely needed.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Because you are so honest with yourself, you are able to see the frailties of others. You see them hiding behind a facade; you witness their struggles for acceptance. Your tender heart will be a gift to the world.

Weekend on 08/09/2018

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