Horoscope for September 16, 2013

Today’s Birthday (09/16/13). Expand your circle of influence this year. Deepen old and new connections in family, school and your community for broader reach and satisfaction. Money problems ease with persistent monitoring and saving in times of plenty. Share skills and resources. Drink in the romance. Love makes the world go ’round.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is a 6 — Consider practical measures to advance. Proceed with caution. Maintain an stability. Hold judgment in case of confusion. You’re gaining respect. Make some changes to your schedule. Work smarter, not harder.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — In a disagreement about priorities, it’s okay to ask questions. Share ideas; don’t hoard them. Tempers could flare. Face a challenge squarely. Schedule carefully once the route’s determined. Keep practicing, and you’ll get through.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — The schedule is wacky. Keep communication channels open in case of unexpected change of plans. Verify info and sources. Challenge the status quo. Find affordable ways to improve your home, and relax with a movie later.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 6 — Analyze details. Stay home instead of going out. Keep it light. Let others solve a distant problem. Follow through, even with reminders. Be alert for an emotional atmosphere. Courage and persistence win.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — Grab an opportunity quickly. Anticipate battles, and do what really works. Promises alone won’t do it. Double-check your numbers. Don’t do anything hasty before knowing if you have the option or not. Review instructions and regulations with care before following through.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is an 8 — There may be disagreement about priorities. Stick to basics or postpone a meeting or event. Ask tough questions. Take care not to provoke jealousies. Review considerations to make a final decision. When thoughts wander, remember what’s important.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 6 — Mind and heart align now. Walk, jog or run. Take a mental health day. Let somebody else challenge the status quo and review facts. Ask them to dig into the past for something valuable..

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 6 — A creative idea flops. Face facts. Accept a new assignment. Take the long view. You create the price tag. Get expert advice and team participation. Your brilliant realization: add more love. Consider all options.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 6 — Public responsibilities take the stage. Wait for temporary confusion to clear. Pesky guests or regulations could annoy. Spend just a little. It’s a good moment to ask for a raise (in allowance). Use creativity.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is an 8 — A teacher offers a viewpoint. Research your next move. Wander farther out. Don’t throw you money away. What feels good isn’t always the best choice. New information motions a change in plans. Inspire success with straight questions.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is an 8 — Finish an important project. Intuition leads you to the right resources. Get a partner to help. If you’re going to be late, call. Finances are unstable. Keep your systems functional. Bargain and trade.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Work now and play later. Some inventive ideas won’t work. Seek advice from a wise partner. Keep it all in the family. You can handle a tough interrogation. Do the homework, and have a backup plan.