Horoscopes: Thursday, September 7, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Once trust is broken, it's hard for a relationship to regain traction. It depends on mutual agreement. If you can't trust the other person to uphold an agreement, mutuality doesn't exist.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll need to educate someone, best done politely, quietly, one-on-one. Even if you do everything right, your subject may resist learning. You will have an impact - it just may be a delayed one.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's easy to respect someone you agree with, but more important to respect those you don't agree with - that's the respect that will bring the world together.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Building on your strengths isn't egotistical, though people threatened by your potential greatness may try to make you feel as though it's wrong to invest in your own improvement. Ignore them.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's never too late to start over. The timing may seem awkward, inconvenient, even ridiculous, but that doesn't make it impossible. Remembering this may help you feel freer in today's circumstance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's easier when people agree with you, but often more helpful when they don't. Intelligent, interesting debate will lead to understanding and improvement.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Remember when you thought of the perfect thing to say after the situation was over? Well, your wit is getting quicker and your timing is improving, as evidenced by today's snappy response.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You appreciate a certain person's warmth, and you'd like to get more of it. Don't worry about ingratiating yourself to this person. Use the warmth to grow seeds of greatness inside yourself.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It seems silly to have to make a game out of giving of yourself. But people value only what they earn. You didn't make the rules of human interaction - but ignore them at your own peril.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Experts at taking an interview know that it's better to answer the question you wish you'd been asked than the one that's actually asked. If your answer is good enough, most people won't even remember what they were asking.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Know when to cut your losses. Now is probably a good time. Unless you're thinking yesterday would have been better: In that case, now is the only time.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When you state your preferences, wishes, and directives, give a reason. People crave reasons. They don't even care that much (or remember, half the time) what the reason is. They just relax when they know you have one.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 7). Your mix of boldness and good taste will net you amorous attention and new opportunities. Your need to use your talents and be creative will drive a change of work before this year is over. November shows a fast deal and windfall. At the start of 2018, you'll invest in things that will further your education, skills, and future. Leo and Pisces adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 19, 3, 30, and 44.