Virgo: Make changes that are not expected


CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Christy Carlson Romano, 26; Chester Bennington, 34; Holly Hunter, 48; Spike Lee, 53.

 Happy Birthday: Take care of any problems with settlements, contracts or financial agreements and you will be well-positioned for some good opportunities the last quarter of the year. It will be a waste of time and energy to try to push others. Focus on how you can use your own steam to get what you want. Realize that you have much to offer on your own. 

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Don’t lose sight of your goals. Speak from the heart. An old friend will be able to shine some light on a personal situation you are experiencing. Gather all the facts and when you see an opportunity, take it. 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): It’s time to take care of your responsibilities. You can expect to face deception when dealing with people who want your help or the people you are asking for favors. Do your own fact-finding. 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You have to be precise and honest if you don’t want to be taken out of context. Expect disappointments from people who have made promises. It’s time to make modifications to the way you have been living your life. 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Help others but don’t get taken for granted. There’s a fine line between what needs to be done and what doesn’t. You may feel the need to keep a secret if you don’t want someone to take what you are doing the wrong way. 

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Friends and colleagues will recognize the improvements you make. You will learn a lot by participating in community events and can impress the people you encounter with your knowledge and your views. Emotional dealings with friends and relatives will slow you down. 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make changes that are not expected. The more you can learn about a job you want done, the easier it will be to handle partners and contractors. Don’t give in to anyone trying to push you in a direction you don’t want to go. 

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t put up with emotional games. If someone is not pulling his or her weight, take action. You will have the opportunity to make improvements to a relationship that means a lot to you as long as you communicate instead of procrastinate. 

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Check out a possible move. Larger quarters or renovating your home to suit your needs will lift your spirits and revitalize some of the goals you set aside. A partnership will fall into place. 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Do something constructive to make your home environment better. Listen to any complaints being made and correct whatever isn’t working. Neglecting problems will lead to a sudden change you didn’t foresee. 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Get together with relatives you don’t often see. Revisit the goals you’ve always wanted to aspire to but didn’t — and go for it. Sharing your thoughts and plans for the future will give you the help and support you need. 

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Read the fine print. It will be difficult to deal with your emotions if you allow someone to take advantage of you. Say no to temptation and plans that put you at a disadvantage. 

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep everyone guessing and you’ll control what’s going on emotionally and personally in your life. Look back at the way things unfolded in the past and you will have a good idea how to handle the same people now. 

Birthday Baby: You are quick to make decisions and follow through. You are outgoing, outspoken and unpredictable. You only share your emotions with people you trust.