Horoscope for September 1, 2014

Today’s Birthday (09/01/14). Expect a year of powerful personal growth. Manage unpredictable resources with planning and thrift. Craft a five-year plan for what you want. Group communication and community involvement serve as keys unlocking success through 12/23. After that, apply disciplined efforts at home for satisfying rewards. Practice what you love.

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency (MCT)

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 7 — It’s a good day to hang out with someone who loves you. Take time for future planning. Let somebody else take action (or do it later). A female provides useful contacts. Get social.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 7 — Follow the money trail today and tomorrow. Don’t get tricked by a sales pitch. File papers. Keep costs down. Talk over expenses before committing to a purchase and avoid an argument. Walk off excess energy.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 7 — Compromise over the next two days, or risk bickering. Negotiations require letting go of ideology or righteousness. Just do it. Don’t be arrogant. Consider what’s most important. Don’t gamble with the rent money. Maintain reserves.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is an 8 — Concentrate on your work today and tomorrow. Heed a critic who cares. Keep your eyes on the prize, and support the team. Postpone less urgent tasks and go play after handling the important stuff.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — Today and tomorrow favor fun and games. It could get romantic, if you can avoid silly arguments. Direct complaints to the one who can do something about it. Get physical, especially outdoors. Play in water.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is an 8 — Home pulls magnetically today and tomorrow. Gardening and renovation projects inspire. Avoid overspending by planning thoroughly before purchasing. Measure twice and cut once. Make sure the family is on board with changes before you start.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 7 — Make lists, research, and discover solutions. This is a test. You’re in study mode for the next two days. Your own moods can cause conflicts in love. Use your abundant will power to restrain impulses.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 7 — Work can interfere with playtime. Today and tomorrow favor financial planning… it could get lucrative. Wait to see what develops before plunking down big money on something non-essential. Children have good ideas. Take suggestions from family and friends.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 7 — You’re feeling stronger today and tomorrow. Don’t shy away from a challenge, or spend your savings. An emotional reaction is out of character. Watch out for sharp objects (or words). Business takes precedence over romance.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — You’re willing to go new places, but take care in unfamiliar territory. Finish old projects today and tomorrow. Get nostalgic or retrospective. Cut entertainment spending. A disagreement about domestic arrangements could arise.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 7 — Your wit and intellect are especially sharp… don’t nip anyone. Today and tomorrow are good party days, with invitations to group activities. Encourage your sweetheart to be assertive. Plan an adventure together. Talk gets farther than action.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — It’s easier to concentrate now, so plan your next move. Keep what works, and ditch unnecessary steps. Expect more responsibility today and tomorrow. Avoid upsets with quiet productivity. Choose love over money. Relax somewhere peaceful.