Horoscopes for Tuesday, Sept. 18

September 18, 2018

Today’s Birthday (09/18/18). Together you rise this year. Focus and coordination animate a dream. Academic studies and travels unveil their mysteries. Group collaboration flowers this summer before changes divert your work and health plans and lead to spiritual breakthrough. Family, creativity and romance take priority this winter. Strengthen your roots.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is an 8 — Make an important professional connection. Slow to avoid pitfalls or accidents. Your view ahead widens. Keep your steady pace and avoid distractions. Take new territory.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Discover a peaceful refuge and sink into it. Avoid expensive frivolities and conserve resources. Changes along the road could cause delays. Explore your surroundings and options.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — A shared dream seems within reach. Unexpected circumstances could delay a planned action. Focus on foundational structures, and make sure the pieces are in place.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Negotiate a sweet deal with your partner. Increase efficiency by coordinating tasks. Stay in communication, and adapt plans to reality on the ground.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — All isn’t as it appears. Notice physical limitations or barriers. If it hurts, don’t push it. Use gentle pressure rather than force. Adapt practices to conditions.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — Love takes priority. Focus on enjoyable activities and people. Charm and persuade another to play. Discover an imaginative solution together. Make changes for the better.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — List and draw your domestic fantasies. Ask your family for theirs. Focus on realizing shared dreams first. Keep basic structures in good repair. Play with color.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — Talk about dreams, visions and long-term plans. Coordinate with your circles. You can find what you need. Share resources, talents and opportunities. Create possibilities in conversation.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 — Watch where you’re going. Profits are available; don’t tromp on anyone. Stay in communication to navigate tricky spots. You can get what you need.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 9 — Pursue a personal dream for satisfying results. Adapt to changes. Let go of outdated tricks or techniques. Stick to reliable routines. Get energized and inspired.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 5 — Settle into reflection. Consider dreams, visions and future plans. Complete the past to free yourself for the road ahead. Curb the desire to rush.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — Coordinate team efforts. Get help building a shared dream. Repay favors and remind people of your appreciation. Practice and play your part with gusto.

Celebrity birthdays: Singer Jimmie Rodgers is 85. Actor Robert Blake is 85. Actor Eddie Jones is 84. Gospel singer Bobby Jones is 80. Singer Frankie Avalon is 78. Actress Beth Grant is 69. Actress Anna Deavere Smith is 68. The U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, is 67. Basketball Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino is 66. College Football Hall of Famer and retired NFL player Billy Sims is 63. Baseball Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is 59. Alt-country-rock musician Mark Olson is 57. Singer Joanne Catherall (Human League) is 56. Actress Aisha Tyler is 48. Former racing cyclist Lance Armstrong is 47. Opera singer Anna Netrebko is 47. Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is 47. Actor James Marsden is 45. Actress Emily Rutherfurd is 44. Actor Travis Schuldt is 44. Comedian-actor Jason Sudeikis is 43. Actress Sophina Brown is 42. Actor Barrett Foa is 41. Talk show co-host Sara Haines (TV: “Good Morning America”) is 41. Actors Brandon and Taylor Porter are 25. Actor Patrick Schwarzenegger is 25. Actor C.J. Sanders is 22.

Thought for Today: “We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don’t it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.” — Jessamyn West, American author (1902-1984)

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