by Jill Goodman

TODAY: Try to manage your perfectly understandable urge to gently but firmly point out that a certain someone couldn't possibly mean what they're saying or planning. The problem right now is that they do mean or are planning it, albeit temporarily, and any discussions are slated to be an "immovable object meets an unstoppable force" conversations that are only frustrating, and thus better just avoided for now.

YOUR BIRTHDAY: Neither compromise your principles nor volunteer to engage in undertakings to placate, satisfy or please others or score social points. Yes, that's a lot to keep track of, but bottom line: You'll have considerably more success managing your affairs - and significantly more fun living your life - if you follow your program (and your bliss) instead of compelling yourself to be something (or someone) that you're not.

Aries Sunday, September 21, 2014
This climate is not unlike piloting a boat along a rocky shore in a dense fog, thanks to Chief Mars, the planet of action, menacing Neptune, the planet of blind intersections. Therefore, insisting on this precise moment to nail down your master plan, no ifs, ands or buts, probably isn't the best (or healthiest) choice you could make for yourself.
Taurus Sunday, September 21, 2014
The mantra for the next 24 hours: Nothing is quite as it seems. Keeping this fact front and center in your mind should prevent you from doing something well-intentioned but fundamentally on the wrong track that would've been a great idea had everything been quite as it seems to be - which it isn't.
Gemini Sunday, September 21, 2014
A relationship or real estate matter may not be responding to your efforts in quite the way you'd hoped. This has more to do with Mars' disagreement with intermittent Neptune than with you losing your fundamental competence - though if you push it too hard, you won't be delighted with the results.
Cancer Sunday, September 21, 2014
Great shades of "Do as I do, not as I say" - although in this case today doing neither would probably be best. Mars, the planet of initiation, is hassling hazy Neptune, and for today the odds of either yours or another's needs, principles, words and deeds being in alignment are somewhere in the statistically negligible range.
Leo Sunday, September 21, 2014
Wait until tomorrow before putting all your eggs in one basket, especially if that basket basically requires a whole lot of people to change their ways. Mars, the planet of "let's roll" is arguing with Neptune, the planet of muddle, and despite your desire to get the job done, right now you happen to be better off holding still.
Virgo Sunday, September 21, 2014
Fiery (and not particularly temperate) Mars is aggressing clear as mud Neptune, which could be making it particularly difficult to see your way through a household, property, commercial, professional, educational or emotional predicament. However, good news: The veil should be lifted as early as tomorrow and by Tuesday you could even have a plan.
Libra Sunday, September 21, 2014
Know the saying "when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging?" Well, Mars, the planet of energy, is challenging Neptune, the planet of reality, potentially tempting you to promote a flawed arrangement that is more than the market can bear - and to redouble your efforts if somebody attempts to nudge you into another direction.
Scorpio Sunday, September 21, 2014
Now Mars and Neptune are brouhaha-ing, potentially increasing your misgivings about the viability of a shared venture, and baiting you to take a stand or make a (misguided) public pronouncement that lays down the law and lets everybody know where you stand. Luckily you have the wherewithal to resist this siren song - so do resist, please.
Sagittarius Sunday, September 21, 2014
If you declare that you want to be recused from rendering a verdict, or that you want to take better care of your health - and then immediately put in your two cents, or stay up all night working overtime - it's fair to say that there's inconsistency afoot. And while you may be able to justify these apparent discrepancies, others may see some gaps in that logic.
Capricorn Sunday, September 21, 2014
Even though you'd like to believe your actions are as consistent as the day is long, chances are greater than average that they aren't. Moreover, thanks to assertive Mars taking a swipe at murky Neptune, the larger issue is that you seem to have successfully convinced yourself that your words and deeds are indeed in synch.
Aquarius Sunday, September 21, 2014
Keep in mind that you've already made it fairly clear that you aren't exactly the epitome of open-mindedness about the creative, emotional or financial subject on the table. And with Mars snarling at Neptune, the bigger issue is whether some brave soul will risk your distemper by mentioning any potentially looming flaws in your thinking.
Pisces Sunday, September 21, 2014
Now wrestling in the ring: aggressive Mars and your elusive ruler Neptune. Therefore, although you may be convinced that x is going on, right now you are discouraged from acting on your belief until you have irrefutable corroborating evidence from (at minimum) three completely separate, independent sources.