Horoscopes: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). What is it called when an emoji shows up one way on one device and another way on a different device? Maybe there's no name for it, but it's an echo of what happens with real emotions today.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Think of today's challenge as though it were a game, and suddenly the parts that might have once annoyed you now seem like simple problems to solve on your way to winning.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Everyone wears a mask with varying degrees of difference from the real face underneath. Today, you'll be very good at guessing just how far off the mask is from the raw emotion it covers.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Of all the thoughts you could think, the one that will be the most damaging follows along the lines of "if only I had..." You did what you did and you're better for it. Now get back in the swing of things.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your ambitions may be surprising to more experienced types who may tell you not to bother with certain goals. But they don't know what you know – that your way hasn't been tried and might work.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You'll be drawn to passionately driven people and you like that you can tell in no uncertain terms what they want. The most successful people are the ones who help others get successful.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). People who change their minds will keep you on your toes. You'll be driven to find out why. To understand what makes the emotional, social and intellectual tides turn is to have great power.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's no such thing as true perceptions, as all perception is subjective. You'll be well aware of the fantasy element at play in your expectations of others today, though you may not be able to control it.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Will this problem still bother you tomorrow? What about next week? Next year? If the answer is "no," then there's really not a good reason to let it bother you now.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The work itself may not be very difficult, but in a weird way it's the easiness that makes it hard. Staying focused is made difficult by tedium. What if you made it harder?

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Work isn't hard. You do what's asked of you and anticipate what else might be asked. It's something you learned to do long ago, and you'll be struck by those who never picked up the same work ethic.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Just as water reflects what's above and around it, you'll reflect your influences in a distorted way. They will be all the more lovely for your generous interpretation.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 7). You'll adopt new mindsets in the name of peace, progress and prosperity. One idea that will work brilliantly to improve things is total acceptance of all that is and all that's happened. Things could not have been otherwise. Cancer and Leo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 13, 9, 10, 45 and 12.