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This is one of two days in the year in which day and night are of equal length, a balance represented in the very concept of Libra — scales of measurement to ensure the justice of human transactions. The felicity of today's fall equinox is aptly punctuated by a trine of Mercury and Pluto, emphasizing practical magic and tangible results.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). When the sun rises, it rises for everyone and shines on all creatures alike. Those who feel special and above the rest will be humbled by the current cosmic climate in the best way possible.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). People don't necessarily want to hear the most honest interpretation of things. What about compassion? What about catering the message to the audience? If you must talk hard facts, speak the truth and then duck.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Even if you have a self-driving car, you still can't drive two of them at the same time. Choose. It may be difficult, as many options seem equal, but if you don't make the choice now, someone will make it for you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Imagine if you believed that there was nothing wrong with you and there never has been, that nothing needed to be improved, that there was no "better," only "different": Would you then still make the same choice?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Intellectual powers surge today. You enjoy thinking things through and coming up with the perfect explanation for why they are the way they are, or how they might become something else.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're ready and willing to learn, and that's not even the best part: There is someone very skilled who will be willing to teach you! You're the one who must make the first approach, though.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Do you get the sense that you're coming into your own? Don't dismiss this as merely a good mood. Instead heed the intuition as a harbinger of the very lucky times you're stepping into.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You could put something in the world that wasn't there before. Note that creative ventures do require more than a good idea. They require time and study and practice. That said, a few minutes here and there will add up.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The thing about chasing mirages is that no matter how much distance you cover, you'll never arrive. Illusions threaten to waste your time. Separate actualities from fantasies, truth from fiction.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You genuinely want to do something well. Your attitude will appeal to others who have been masterful. In a stroke of luck more fortunate than money falling from the sky, the right teachers will be attracted to your potential.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In some ways you are on your own, but this freedom has many perks. You can go in any direction you wish, for starters. Furthermore, your best guess is pretty stellar. Act on it and your luck will compound.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you can right a wrong situation you feel personally successful. Indeed you are! And those who help you celebrate achievements of justice are your true friends.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 22). You're exceptionally lucky over the next four weeks. In November, shake up your professional scene some. What seems like a lateral move will actually lead to something much better. You don't really know yourself until you try new things. Your personal life percolates with fresh activities and interests in 2018. Taurus and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 4, 42, 38 and 14.

SCHOOL DAYS: This week we interrupt our usual programming to celebrate the scholastic styles of Sagittarius and Capricorn in this special astral series. Weekend Love Forecast will resume next week. THE SAGITTARIUS STUDENT: Sagittarius is not only a physical explorer of the globe but also an intellectual one. School is a place to make friends, and it's also a transit ticket to new worlds. Sagittarius will see every subject, even the ones that other students consider boring, as an opportunity for mental travel. Social studies are of particular interest. Sagittarius also has a talent for languages. One caution: Because Sagittarius is so open-minded, this sign is highly impressionable. Hanging out with a good crowd is a must!

THE CAPRICORN STUDENT: The camaraderie of like minds is important to Capricorn, and this sign learns best when challenged by peers. Because Capricorns can be so competitive, they will raise the bar for those around them and lift the expectations of teachers and students alike. Capricorns are natural-born leaders and will excel under the pressure of responsibility, especially as a teacher's helper or member of the student government . The goat needs constant movement, so a busy schedule will be more of a pleasure than a stressor.

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: Libra and Scorpio are astral neighbors with very different ideas about love. Libra likes to build relationships on friendship, intellectual kinship and shared taste. Scorpio takes a more ritualistic approach and prefers to skip the small talk to get quickly to the spiritual heart of things. This weekend the style differences in their approaches will produce a fascinating love story for these two.

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