Updated: October 14, 2012 12:17PM
CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Emmy Rossum, 26; Jennifer Hudson, 31; Benjamin McKenzie, 34; Jennifer Nettles, 38.
◆ARIES (March 21-April 19): Show off. Have confidence. It’s your life, so take control and make things happen. If there is something you want, go after it. If there is someone you want to get to know better, make the effort. 5 stars
◆TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep your eyes open for anyone trying to dismantle your plans. You may have to make a last-minute change in order to stay on track. Staying calm and showing your professionalism will pay off. 2 stars
◆GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Put time aside for those special people in your life. Don’t allow someone’s negativity to spoil your fun. Opt to do something that revolves around home and family. Fixing up your place will give you a boost. 4 stars
◆CANCER (June 21-July 22): Size up your situation before you make any promises or changes. You need to feel comfortable with your surroundings as well as with the people you are dealing with before you make a move. 3 stars
◆LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Question why you want to do something before you get started. Your motives may be pushing you in a direction that could damage your reputation. Watch to see what others do first. Take a practical position that is attainable. 3 stars
◆VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put more energy into detail and you will get stellar results. You don’t have to do more, you just have to be precise. Uncertainty caused by what others do or say is a waste of time. Listen to your heart and follow your intuition. 3 stars
◆LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Lend a helping hand and you will get one in return. Love is in the stars, and spending time with someone you find fascinating will lead to new interests and personal goals. 4 stars
◆SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Don’t get distracted by someone who is possessive, jealous or makes your life complicated. Focus on the present and what you need to do in order to feel good about your accomplishments. A creative project will help you move forward. 2 stars
◆SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Make whatever adjustment is necessary to add to your earning potential or to turn an investment you have into a profit. Take care of personal business and make alterations to your home and family life that better suit your goals. 5 stars
◆CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Don’t let added responsibilities cause you to miss out on something that can help you get ahead. You have to take care of business before you tend to those who command your attention. 3 stars
◆AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Your unusual desire to do things differently will draw attention. Make sure you have the facts to back your plans before you get started. Making changes to the way you live will do you good. 3 stars
◆PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Too much of anything will backfire. Stick to what you know you can afford and handle mentally, emotionally, physically and financially before you make promises or take a one-way path. A partnership may be jeopardized. 3 stars
IF SEPTEMBER 12 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your changing attitude may confuse others, but as long as you follow your heart and your goals you will come out on top. Taking what’s yours and striving to meet your own criteria will give you the confidence you need to finish what you start and to continue moving in a direction that best suits your needs. Your numbers are 6, 13, 20, 27, 32, 35, 47.