Horoscopes: Friday, September 1, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Many situations are ambiguous. It's how we interpret them that gives them meaning. To take a neutral situation and make it negative is to drain a little joy from your life. Let in the light.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When working harder doesn't solve it, stop. Don't expend energy in the wrong direction. Besides, you're more into results. So ask for advice.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Contraction is the natural reaction to the cold or hardness of circumstances - a narrowing of focus and life. Now what will you do to counter it?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You know a lot on the subject and will be asked for your opinion. You'll be slow to weigh in, though, ever aware of new insights. Peers respect your humility.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you're "on" (as you'll be the next three weeks), your stories are like theme park rides that take people into a new world before returning them safely to the car park.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some things are beautiful because they fit so well into a niche. Other things are beautiful because they are so difficult to explain or define. The latter kind brings today's wonderment.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The human fight-or-flight response only works with outside stimuli. No human can run fast enough to get away from his or her inner life. An accepting conversation will do much good, though.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Nothing is interesting until someone is interested in it. When you pay attention to what fascinates you, you'll make the subject more appealing to others. Your curiosity is a public service.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Relax. Let the stressful thoughts float by. There's a lot running through your head that you can dismiss, if only because you've thought it before. The new and important will stand out.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People show appreciation in the way they know how. Often, it's not in the timeliest or politest way, but we're not all versed in the same way. Accept kindness however it comes.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). They're seeking the same thing that you are: love, peace, and connection. Of course, a fair exchange of goods, services, and money would be nice, too. You just might get it all.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you get a whiff of something that reminds you of the past, it can trigger an emotional response in you that's not an accurate representation of what's actually going on.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 1). The love coming into your life will grow. You'll sail the uncharted territory and make your own map in October. In November, choices that seem monumental are as silly as worrying about which side of the bread to butter. Not knowing makes it exciting. Dive in: It's delicious either way. Sagittarius and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 33, 27, and 17.