TODAY’S BIRTHDAY ( Oct. 7): New faces, romance and the development of important business connections will electrify your scene this solar return. Also highlighted: the hands- on training you once only dreamed of being able to afford. Capricorn and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 17, 14, 4 and 44. ARIES ( March 21- April 19): Maybe spirituality isn’t something you were born with but instead is like your style — a thing you make up as you go by experimenting to find out what works for you and what doesn’t. TAURUS ( April 20- May 20): Everything is evolving. You are getting wiser and more connected to others. There’s nothing profound in how this occurs. It happens over morning pleasantries, over a table or a text. GEMINI ( May 21- June 21): Coincidences are worth exploring. For instance, when you keep running into the same stranger, strike up a conversation. There’s most likely something interesting that brings you to the same places. CANCER ( June 22- July 22): Some things can be safely delegated, and some just won’t be the same without you. Knowing the difference will be the key to your success. You’ll see progress; how deeply satisfying. LEO ( July 23- Aug. 22): Born under the constellation that rules the heart, you really thrive on a day like today, when love is the only game in town. And whatever form it comes in will be OK by you. VIRGO ( Aug. 23- Sept. 22): It can be a huge help to have a teacher. And the best teachers are often obstacles, enemies and mistakes. Therefore, though it may not feel like it while it’s happening, adversity is highly beneficial. It’s the stuff of greatness. LIBRA ( Sept. 23- Oct. 23): Everyone has their own idea about what an experience will be like. Enjoyment will be enhanced or diminished by these projections, so there’s a real benefit to figuring out what people expect going in. SCORPIO ( Oct. 24- Nov. 21): You won’t get caught up in the rush to join a particular quest, if for the simple reason that it defies your instinct. As a water sign, you are distinctively poised for the realization that you can’t miss the boat you’re already on. SAGITTARIUS ( Nov. 22- Dec. 21): People who say “no judgment” are usually judging, just as people who say “you can trust me” are typically the ones you can’t. Today will represent rules, not exceptions. CAPRICORN ( Dec. 22- Jan. 19): A friendly feeling fills the day. You can help people, and they can help you, so circulate and make your business known. You’ll create all sorts of opportunity for you and yours. AQUARIUS ( Jan. 20- Feb. 18): Your role as an advocate and protector will be emphasized. You’ll jump to the rescue of a loved one’s feelings or interests, or you’ll proactively help a loved one show up strong in the world. PISCES ( Feb. 19- March 20): You may encounter a nice storm of doubt, but it will pass like fastmoving weather. In the meantime, give as little voice to your fear as possible. Write it in a diary at most. You’ll be back to full confidence by evening.