Horoscopes: Thursday, September 14, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Unsure which way to go, you will be tempted to fit into a group. Don't be so quick to fall in line today. There's more for you. Dare to slow down (and stick out) to observe less-obvious options.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When someone near seems a little blue, you hope to overturn the trend with your compassion and levity. Do this without setting up an expectation of being this person's emotional babysitter.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You believe that what's worth having is worth working for. But what about when the ones who are doing the work are not the ones doing the having?

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There are times when it's appropriate to make a sacrifice, but not now. There will be no benefit to sacrificing your plans for the sake of entwining your life with someone else's today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's like your mind's eye is wearing a bifocal. You'll slant your head one way to view the big picture and another to catch the small details. All in all you'll get a good view of the emotional landscape.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). For you, it's easy to see the difference between bravado and bravery, between the poseurs and the performers. More naive souls around you will be blind to the signals. Your role: wise protector.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). To stay inside your own power zone today, be aware of the subtle forms of control people may try to assert. Good news: If they don't work on you, they won't be reasserted anytime soon.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Lately, you're trying to be really laid-back about relationships. You don't put others in a position of having to choose between you and other important things in life. This will be appreciated.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Filmmakers aren't the only ones who benefit from knowing when to go close and when to back up for the wide angle. When you're setting something up, it's important to focus close.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). In the name of wholeness, you'll be pulling together polarities within you - strengths and weaknesses, attractions and repulsions, the private and the public parts of your personality. There's power in accepting it all.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You realize that any business you get into is going to have a certain outlay that you'll have to recoup before you make a profit. Go for the sweat-based instead of the cash-based investment.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your tolerance for boredom is low now and getting lower by the hour. This will work in your favor, as you'll go out of your way to create fun and excitement. Just keep it positively focused.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 14). There's a rebelliousness that comes with this solar return, and you'll overturn the status quo to get more control over your destiny. A flight of fancy will turn into something lucrative at year's end. You'll form a tight team for a victory in January. Something you lost will return to you in 2018. Leo and Gemini adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 18, 45, 22, and 37.