Horoscopes: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Emotional bumpers can go up like air bags, preventing injury but also closeness. These protective cushions have their drawbacks and need only be employed in extreme situations.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You and yours will agree about the big-picture items though there will be some major differences of opinion on how to bring that vision to life. Luckily, it's a fine day for finding compromise.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). For complicated reasons, you're more easily unsettled today than most days. While there's nothing wrong with this, it could be uncomfortable for you. Consider extra self-care and kindness.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Creativity takes courage. By definition, it's doing something new, which means uncertainty, which is the birthplace of fear. Give yourself credit for your creative bravery.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You like to think of yourself as spiritually more evolved than a lot of people around you. And yet a certain status symbol still appeals to you. Embrace it. You're human.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). This represents a window of time when you feel strongly about your choices. Next week you'll see other options and even more open up after that. Flexible and short-term contracts are favorable.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It's one of those days in which it will be easy to tell others what to do and hard to implement your own plans for your life. Skip the former and focus all of your energy on the latter.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Sometimes you get to live life on your own terms. Enjoy it fully, realizing that, as a rule, life doesn't make a habit of acquiescing to any particular person.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). How do you know what's true? That's the question of the day, and you'll be sure of many true things by sundown. One test of truth: It remains unchanged by weather or moods.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You're really trying to be better than you were yesterday in one particular regard, and you will be. It happens naturally, whether you try so hard or not.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll stand and face a thing. It's a small bit of unpleasantness you could have easily blown off, but you won't. And this minor act of courage speaks to something major about your character.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). As the sign that rules the feet, you realize the importance of being where your feet are. As the sign of imagination, you don't always follow the dictum, but you'll bring yourself fully to the present moment when it counts.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 18). Though you're not striving for it, you'll still net a fair amount of extra money by the end of the year and do something great with it, too. Other highlights of this solar year include: a voice from the past becoming a figure in your future, a brush with fame that becomes a fun story and a love connection growing powerfully. Leo and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 17, 1, 22, 41 and 28.