Horoscopes: Monday, September 25, 2017

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Rest is not idleness. Recognize the signals that it's time to rest, and then take the time you need. This awareness is part of the training. Pacing will make you stronger and able to work longer.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Ask your heart to be more specific. Figure out why you want what you want. If you don't have good reasons or if your reasons are too vague, you will not have the drive to follow through.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). A burden will be lifted from your mind and heart. It's not a magical hand of fate that does this for you. Rather, it's a different way of looking at the issue or a broadened perspective of your life.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you knew that you were a source of entertainment, how would that affect your presentation? Would you amp it up or dial it down? Well, you certainly know when and how to lighten the mood, which you'll do for your friends today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Competition will bring out your best. It's not so much about wanting to prove you're more skilled than others as it is about having a reason to push yourself and see just what you're capable of.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll call a few key shots. It's because a lot seems to fall under your jurisdiction these days. You really aren't going out of your way to run things. This is a natural result of just being who you are.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Consider turning the video camera on yourself so you can objectively see what others see in you. Your presentation is what will gain the respect and buy-in of the people you need to influence now.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Perfection is an impossible standard to pursue without a grain of salt and a sense of humor. Right now, there will be a few nearly perfect findings along the way to make such a quest worthwhile.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It's good to be acknowledged. You'll connect with those who will not only appreciate your good qualities but also showcase and promote them.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll learn a lot because you're so approachable, with your affable, easygoing attitude. Small talk will be (or at least should be) happy talk. Keep it light, and everything rolls along.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Remember when you agreed with your loved one just to keep the peace, or when you helped another person save face? Your personal life is a source of validation and support.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Even when you don't like what you're asked to do, you try to approach your duties with an attitude of optimism and good cheer. This is why you'll soon rise to a new level of power and prominence.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 25). You've a tingling excitement about the possibilities, which will grow stronger. November expands your family. Your travels are because of love, but your professional life will get a lucky nudge with the connections and inspiration you gather. Sell a big item in February; buy another almost immediately. Cancer and Aquarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 17, 4, and 18.