Happy birthday: for Thursday, Oct. 6. This year you open up to new ideas. You ask many questions and reflect on different attitudes and ways. As a result, your immediate circle expands. If you are single, this development allows you to have many more choices. Know that your authenticity will attract the right person. If you are attached, look beyond the level of your daily relating. If you find that you and your sweetie are not connecting as you would like, consider how you create this barrier. Work on your listening skills, and be willing to hear what is being said. SAGITTARIUS tends to get you energized. Aries (March 21-April 19): ★★★★ You’ll realize that how you see a special person is distorted. In fact, this person could fall off the pedestal on which you have placed him or her. The experience is likely to be rather sobering, yet important. Try to develop a more realistic bond. Tonight: Make a call to a loved one. Taurus (April 20-May 20): ★★★★ A friend might mean well, but because his or her thinking is likely to be distorted, you won’t have a clear perspective of the situation. Check out all the facts. Make an effort to help a close friend or loved one feel cared about. Tonight: Spend time with a favorite person. Gemini (May 21-June 20): ★★★★ Your response to a key person could be influenced by recent gossip. Understand that the issue is not the person, but the lack of information. Try to get the whole story. Once you have all the facts, you can decide which action to take. Tonight: Beam in more of what you desire. Cancer (June 21-July 22): ★★★ Pace yourself, and know that you are in a unique position where you can make a big difference. Your ability to put a smile on someone else’s face could make his or her day. Your sensitivity allows you to tune in to others more easily. Respond accordingly. Tonight: Do for you. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★ You like to see the best in people. However, a rude awakening could happen because of a key person in whom you have put your trust. This person has been on a pedestal, and as a result, you have not been able to see his or her negative traits. Tonight: Let off some steam at the gym. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★ You have accomplished a lot in a small amount of time. You might need to slow down or take some time away from your work. This period could be as little as an afternoon, or as long as a week. You cannot run endlessly without recharging your batteries. Tonight: Out late. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★★ When you ask a question, you expect a clear answer. Look at how you sometimes respond to questions, and you’ll see that you can be vague. Is this intentional? Be careful not to turn someone off with your answers. Tonight: Meet friends for some munchies. Discuss the weekend. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ★★★ You tend to have a very materialistic attitude, though you don’t always choose to share it. When you feel wound tight, as you might at the moment, your mood changes dramatically. Security does not necessarily come through money! Look beyond that level. Tonight: Your treat. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): ★★★★★ Know what you want, and draw in more of what you desire. Don’t pull the veil of deception over your eyes with a domestic or personal matter. Live in the moment, and enjoy being more realistic. Financial dealings will go well. Tonight: Decide what you want to do. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): ★★★ You could be in a situation where your choices are more important than you realize. Stay sensitive to the results; you will be better off in the long run. You also might be getting some incomplete information. Clarify and ask more questions. Tonight: Cozy up with a good book.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): ★★★★ You will be more prone to socializing rather than accomplishing what you want. Your sense of humor comes through at odd moments. How you see a personal matter could change because of a situation involving your finances. Tonight: Don’t hesitate to go for what you want. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): ★★★ You might be pushed beyond your usual level of energy. Nevertheless, you still will need to perform to the max. Do not underestimate the effect that recent weeks have had on you. Make sure you take some quality breaks. Relax as much as you can. Tonight: Count on a late night. Born today: Inventor George Westinghouse (1846), politician Gerry Adams (1948), actress Elisabeth Shue (1963)