Horoscopes: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). While it's unnerving to lose personal items, it's also an opportunity to put better organizational systems in place. To assign a single resting place for the keys, etc. is to save hours a year of searching.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Going on a tangent means you're creative and it also makes you creative. Maybe it will require patience from your audienc, but don't let that deter you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You have what it takes, now the trick is knowing when and how exactly to use it. Timing can make or break this deal, but you'll learn either way, and the next deal will come along almost immediately.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Even the interests you are most passionate about can lose their appeal. Daily exposure will do that, but it's not a signal to move on so much as an indication that a zigzag may need to keep it fresh.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Today will present a case in which sincerity and accuracy will not exactly match up. Nobody's fault, and you're all in the story together. You may just have to work out one that can be agreed upon.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Embrace where you are on the optimism scale, which is determined by both genetics and experience. While obvious benefits befall optimists, there are powerful advantages for trouble-seers, too.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). To see and deal in objective reality will save you time and money. When presented with a good-looking front, a positive spin, or a distracting dance, take it for the red flag that it is.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You know who doesn't worry, talk, or fuss about being a "good person"? Good people. They know their intentions are benevolent and they don't have to talk about it. Be wary of anyone obsessed with the moral high ground.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). While it may be unclear whether satisfied people move more, or movement produces feelings of satisfaction, the link between activity and happiness is undeniable. Move and smile.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll be surrounded by intelligent people. Your presence seems to awaken the intelligence in others and they'll show you their insights and moods.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Deep in your heart you feel happy to help. So you don't need the gold star to tell you that people appreciate you. In fact, you might even get greater satisfaction from being invisible.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's an influx of fresh excitement this afternoon that will energize your creativity for weeks to come. Don't worry about keeping anything about this, as trying to hold on to it will be like grasping at water. Just enjoy.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 14). Take on more than you think you can handle, because you'll grow into responsibilities. Besides, you've been underestimating your talent and luck. A peaceful close of 2018 allows for self-education, solo experience, and soul searching. The next turn is in a direction you wouldn't have guessed. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 30, 16, 33 and 1.