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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 01:52 | HuffPost

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:04 | AFP

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 05:55 | Reuters

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:20 | HuffPost

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 09:34 | The Car Connection

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Mon, 17 Sep 2018 06:14 | ABC News Videos

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Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New projects begun today might fall apart en route to completion. You can avoid unnecessary frustration by concentrating on small details instead of the bigger picture. Spend your time doing things that are not very important. With the Moon in Pisces, you`ve probably been feeling a bit sluggish lately. Sleeping late, going to bed early or taking a nap could benefit you greatly. Your dreams have something to tell you if you pay attention to them. Your energy level will pick up in a few days. Until then, save your energy, especially when relating to others.
The emphasis for the time being may be on work and how others see you. Your boss might be impressed with the amount of personal care and time that you put into your job and you will be exonerated for it. Now is the time to volunteer with coworkers on the boss` pet project or charity. If you have been having personal problems, find a few good friends to share your troubles with. You need a shoulder to cry on, and friends are willing to listen. It isn`t a good time to tough things out; reach out and people will be glad to help.

Someone might be trying to ruffle your feathers by pressuring you to make a quick decision. Don`t give in. Your day might not run as smoothly as you`d like, but things should improve later on, once the pressure is off. There may be a misunderstanding between you and a coworker. Don`t waste time explaining or justifying when opinions have already been formed. You are probably too worried about what others will think of you to try to communicate your point effectively. All of this activity may leave you feeling frustrated. Spend some time learning to express yourself.
Conversation could be frustrating unless it`s with one of those telepathic types who can finish your sentences for you. Avoid needless misunderstandings with others by spending some time alone. On this day of rich mental landscapes, you`re happy enough in your own company anyway. Surround yourself with positive mental images. Let your mind wander, and you may be surprised to find the solution to a problem that`s been in the back of your mind. This is a good day to explore the unknown. Spend some time wandering around a part of your town or city that you`ve never been to.

If you don`t get the respect you want, consider for a moment how much of it you deserve. Have you been living up to your potential? Spend some time going over what you can do to improve your performance, especially where your career is concerned. This is a day to spend time rather than money in pursuit of your goals. With the Moon in Pisces, it`s best to avoid any major financial dealings. Don`t borrow or lend any significant amount of money or you may regret it. Listen to what your intuition is telling you, then reinforce your instincts with research.
This is a time of massive reorganization. There could be too many cooks and chiefs, and everyone`s a critic. It may take awhile for everyone to understand that you`re the only person who really knows what`s what. It seems no one is moving at a fast enough pace, so you will probably take it upon yourself to move things along. Details may become confusing. Finish what you have already started and try to avoid taking on any new projects. Respect other people`s opinions, but don`t feel like you have to take their advice. At the end of the day, you may feel tired. Spend some time relaxing with a good book.

There may be some unavoidable misunderstandings today. A truce begins to turn stale with no visible progress toward a resolution. Little things begin to add up again. You may have to look the other way regarding little things if you want this relationship to work out. Keep your head down and focus on the positive. Take a deep breath and give your partner the benefit of the doubt. The keyword of the day is flexibility. Don`t get too upset if things don`t go your way. Take some time out to notice the beauty of your surroundings. Visit a museum or buy yourself a bouquet of flowers.
The basics come first and the little things add up. If it feels good to you, it`s probably having a great effect somewhere else. You`re not exactly larger than life, but you`re like the butterfly whose gentle flutters create a gale force wind halfway around the world. Think about complex organisms growing from a single cell or the universe being visible in a grain of sand. As an active, positive member of the human race, you have much to offer. When people come up and congratulate you for being who you are, you must be doing something right.

You have your work cut out for you this week, especially when the Universe throws so many worrisome details in your way. The people trying to help you are just getting in the way and you seem to be taking a dim view of humanity in general. Lose this attitude, or what`s the point? Channel your annoyance and anger into shining, virtuous initiative. Mask your clenched teeth with a smile. You`ll do the right thing no matter what happens. For you, there`s no other option.
You feel like the first person on a new planet. The sensation is pleasant. Everything is possible when you don`t know what the limits are. Events will soon define your abilities and shape your role but that`s exciting, too. If you were in the mood for radical change, you`re in the right place at the right time. Despite that pioneer feeling, you`re far from isolated. Friends are affected by your changes and nobody`s complaining. They approve of what`s going on with you. If you turn up anything worth sharing, you`ll know exactly who`s first in line for it.

Try not to lose much sleep over what you think you lack and what others seem to have in great abundance. Material jealousy distracts you from your real mission: By standing back to watch others rise and fall, you can learn from their lessons without having to make those same mistakes yourself. People governed by their gut response end up with plenty of reasons for bellyaching. Practicality will put you so far ahead of the game that you`ll wonder why you ever considered any other way.
You feel divine these days. You dance along the path to greatness, but that way also brings out your Achilles` heel. You`re ruled by the Sun, which sets as well as rises. Even if you`re a night person who rarely sees the crack of dawn, the warning should be clear: All your grand and glorious overtures have to go somewhere. Keep moving along with the music you make, the solutions you implement and the poetry you spout. Grab your ideas as they come and turn them into gold.

Some of your astrological neighbors are struggling with issues of ego and humility, but you have no such concerns. You`re happy to work behind the scenes or spin in some private orbit around a world that doesn`t interest you. No global shift in priorities will catch you off-guard when you`re not that invested. You already know that history is just an accumulation of details, and that there are many versions of the truth. If you have a part to play after all, maybe you`re the quiet conscience or meticulous record keeper of some sprawling, noisy event.

You`d prefer to tend your own garden, but this is a community plot. There`s no escaping other people`s strong needs and annoying quirks. The thing that you once claimed as your own is already being disputed. If something is in short supply, be ready to share what you have of it. This is easier said than done. Amicable relations could be severely strained before it`s all over. If you deal bravely and successfully with the inevitable, maybe you`ll get a better set of choices next time around. You can`t always request such things, but you`ll be owed a few favors after this.
Technically, you`re tied with the Air Signs for first place, but you`re the undisputed winner in your own mind and heart. Your fan club will probably agree if you check in with them about it. You rolled the dice on a gamble that has paid off big-time. As the instrument of someone else`s purpose, you`re an arrow quivering in the center of the target. Even if you`re in the audience instead of onstage, you feel like the member of a family that`s been unified by participating in some happy event. All worries are forgotten. The reasons to celebrate are many.

You touch down again after a stratospheric weekend. Reality is still pretty much the way you left it, and that`s a shame. You were hoping that your recent brush with magic might have had a wider effect -- but maybe it still can. Maybe you`re the agent who has to make this change happen. All your heroic deeds must be applied to the theories they were intended to prove. And once you hold the proof in your hands, it somehow has to trickle down to the daily life of paying bills, sharing love, and being a responsible citizen. You can do this.
Whatever you were doing, the hard part is over. And this is no convenient bailout, either: It`s an absolute success. Maybe others finally believe you, or maybe you just convinced yourself once and for all. Either way, the next few days are all about celebration, permission, and high-spirited exploration of what was off limits for so long. Your words have weight even though you feel lighthearted to the point of floating. This just proves that levity is the opposite of gravity. How many more reasons do you need for laughing, anyway? A single good joke is all it takes.

Not everyone understands where you`re going through or what`s important to you. Maybe this disappoints you although it can`t come as a surprise. Control over other people`s vision (or lack thereof) isn`t something you accomplish on a regular basis. Describing your dreams in public has been known to limit the size of your audience. Accept that not everyone`s mind works the same way yours does. It would be appropriate revenge to shut out their visions with a shrug of your shoulders, but that`s childish. In your search for common ground, you need to connect through whatever means of access you can find.