Horoscopes: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's a standard cost for one kind of work and quite another cost for work that includes anything custom, super-quick or in any way unpleasant. Because this is only fair, you'll either pay or be paid more today.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Dealing with people will be a forte of yours today and you'll enjoy it. This is what makes you a great manager of others, and also of your own playful spirit, which sometimes needs a little reigning in to be effective.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In order to surround yourself with the right people, you must first understand your own strengths and weaknesses. Then you'll know who can fill in where you need help, and whom you can serve with your strength.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's not a single area of life that isn't improved today by your clear vision of what it should be. People understand your expectations. You'll give them feedback as to how everyone is doing and what is next to come.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You'd rather not have to figure out the complexities of a nuanced political situation before you roll up your sleeves and get to work. The best scenario is one in which the talking points are the same as the doing points.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're someone that others consider to be a good and caring person. Don't underestimate the value in this. It's a detail that, on paper, may seem insignificant or cliche, but is, in actuality, is all that really matters.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). While most people open their eyes in the morning recalling what they must do, you'll take a different approach today. You'll think, what fun can I get into? How can I maximize this day's potential for enjoyment?

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Spend an hour early in the day handling all those small details that have been bugging you. It will keep your mind from flitting around to unfinished tasks later in the day when you'll really need to concentrate.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Because you do what it takes to get the favorable outcome, people who understand power dynamics will finger you as the leader whether or not you actually have the title.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You and a certain someone share a language that, when spoken between you, creates a series of mental and emotional shortcuts that outsiders won't begin to understand. Cherish this. It's super special.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Oddly, you'll let go of the controls and then things start to happen for you. This is partly because you set things up so well in earlier stages, and partly because key people feel freer to perform once you take a few steps back.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What happens today will definitely help you hone your critical ability to recognize the difference between superb, mediocre and shoddy work. Mastering this will ensure you continue to gravitate toward excellence.