ARIES (March 21-April 19): Activities that get you out of the house can help you avoid tension. A personal change will help you feel good about the way you look. Use your knowledge to help you find new ways to advance. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Home improvements, family plans or doing something special with a friend or loved one will make your day. Travel plans can be put into place, and offering help to a cause you believe in will broaden your circle of friends. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A change of pace will do you good, but taking on something unrealistic will set you back. Don’t be confused by what others do. Following your heart and doing your own thing will bring you the most in return. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ve got all the right moves, but your emotions can deter you from finishing what you start. Learn from your mistakes and set plans to counter tricky situations that may lead you astray. LEO (July 23-Aug 22): Make a creative investment. You are better off making the changes that will help you acquire more knowledge and opportunities. Don’t let someone you love put a damper on your plans. Follow your head, not your heart. VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22): Look at what’s around you and lend a helping hand. Your genuine concerns will help you stand out and bring you closer to someone you love. A positive change will result in emotional, financial and personal growth. LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): Don’t let pressure lead to an emotional outburst. Evaluate your position and your options. Stick to basics and think about what’s necessary for your future growth. If you can’t think straight, don’t make any big decisions. SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Discuss the key points of a project that you want to pursue with someone. Your passion will draw greater support than you anticipated. Choose partners wisely. Romance is highlighted. SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): Don’t fall for a get-rich-quick scheme or an impossible promise. Check out the online job market and update your résumé to fit the current professional trends. Prepare for success and make an upward rather than a lateral move. CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Be careful how you handle situations. Don’t overreact or let anyone take advantage of you. Uncertainty will result if you allow someone to meddle in your affairs. Focus on yourself, not trying to change others. AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Keep your personal information a secret. Someone will try to use information against you. Getting baited into an argument will not help your reputation. Concentrate on doing your best as well as keeping the peace. PISCES (Feb 19-March 20): Activities that bring you in touch with old acquaintances look promising. Attend a reunion or travel to a place you used to call home, and new options will surface. Don’t let fear of failure hold you back. Jon Kuhn, a team member at the Virginia Farm Market in Winchester, Va, catches one of the 1,000 pumpkins he was helping unload from a delivery truck yesterday.