Horoscopes: Monday, September 11, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). The need to give is as strong as the need to be nurtured and cared for. Consider the fact that when you deny people the chance to help you, you may be keeping them from fulfilling a real need.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Others would consider what you do hard work. But to you, it isn't difficult at all. Your work isn't fueled by the energy of your body or mind, but by your purpose - a high-octane fuel indeed.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). One way you know you're close with a person is that you talk to each other in a way that has developed over time into something so specific that those on the outside be able to make sense of it.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). A responsibility fell to you, not because it belonged to you so much as that you were the most caring one around. As generous as you are, no one can give care all of the time. How can you now off-load some of this?

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). British philosopher Bertrand Russell said, "All movements go too far." As for you, a cause you used to be passionate about has lost its luster. You'll home in on why.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This really is a wondrous place to live. If you look out the window and it's not so hot, expand your field of vision. Widen the view until you reconnect with your sense of appreciation and pride of place.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Everyone is fighting a hard battle. With some people, this is hard to believe - until you account for the relativity factor. You'll extend compassion even when you can't relate to the problem.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Agree to make mistakes. Commit yourself to the idea. This is the path of winners. You'll succeed often, and you learn from that, but not as much as you'll learn from the mistakes, especially if you're not afraid of making them.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Lazy? You wish. It would be wonderful to switch off your brain. Alas, there's so much whizzing through it that the only way to feel in sync is to be working.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Learning a new thought process will be easier when you learn a new way to move along with it. Physical movement cements knowledge. Changing how you move changes who you are.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). To connect with another, you must first enter into that person's spirit. You don't have to change yourself to become more like the other person, but a little flexibility on the matter can't hurt.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You celebrate your productivity as if it's a victory. Don't fall into the trap of believing your worth depends on productivity. You're productive because it feels better for you. You're worthy either way.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 11). You'll do things because you want to, not because you have to. This purpose shift amps up the joy and vitality in your life. You'll make a hot deal this month and reap the rewards for years to come. Someone keeps a promise in November. The new year features winning teams and schemes. Taurus and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 30, 28, 4, and 18.