for Friday, Oct. 21. This year you experience a great deal of success. Whatever you touch seems to turn to gold. You are entering the first year of a new luck cycle; christen it well. Go for what you want, and don’t waste your time on anything frivolous. If you are single, your charm speaks for itself. Others can’t seem to stay away from you. Be true to yourself. If you are attached, you and your sweetie often struggle with different issues. Learn to apologize, or better yet, don’t make statements that you will regret later. CANCER is drawn to you.
Aries (March 21-April 19):
★★★★ You might have an unusual opportunity drop on you that involves real estate. You have a tendency to go overboard, as you like to indulge in good times. Curb a tendency to get angry easily. Be more aware of what others consider acceptable. Tonight: Head home early.
Taurus (April 20-May 20):
★★★★★ Your ability to communicate and get past a hassle could mark your interactions. Someone will surprise you with his or her actions, and you will gain an important insight. You know which way to go in a key situation. Tonight: Avoid someone else’s challenge.
Gemini (May 21-June 20):
★★★ Be aware of how much you can give. A friend’s request will provide unusual excitement. How involved you want to be is your call. You have a tendency to go to extremes. Take a step back in order to better understand how others see you. Tonight: Make it your treat.
Cancer (June 21-July 22):
★★★★ You would like to keep your life as copacetic as possible. It’s a nice idea, but a boss or higher-up might be full of surprises and is likely to topple your plans. A partner or loved one seems to be quite touchy. Understand where this person is coming from. Tonight: Do your thing.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22):
★★★ A lot is going on behind the scenes. You could be surprised by news that heads your way. How you handle the excitement that this information causes will be your call. Note a tendency to go to extremes when dealing with emotional matters. Tonight: Be ready to handle a problem.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
★★★★ Zero in on the possibilities. A loved one could surprise you with his or her diverse views on a key matter. A family member proves to be receptive to a change. A child might not be able to express his or her frustration or anger except by acting out. Tonight: Where the crowds are.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
★★★★ No one intends to pressure you, but that is the result of an interaction involving a partner. Someone you look up to tends to change his or her mind often, and might not be seen as reliable. Remain polite and relaxed, even if others don’t! Tonight: A force to be dealt with.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
★★★★ Read between the lines when dealing with someone at a distance. You have a lot of energy, which will help you as unexpected calls and news heads in. You could lose your temper if you are not careful. Don’t allow the stress to get to you. Tonight: Opt for something different.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
★★★★ Relate to others directly in order to ease some of the pressure around you. Friends seem to push you in one direction, whereas your instincts point you down a different path. Use caution with your spending, as you could go overboard right now. Tonight: Spend time with a friend.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
★★★★ Your temper might be close to the surface. The unexpected continues to emerge in your day-to-day life, and your plans are likely to change as a result. Use caution with someone new you meet today. This person might be misrepresenting who he or she is. Tonight: Out late.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
★★★ Pace yourself. You have a lot of ground to cover, and you’ll want to get through the day as stress-free as possible. Don’t make extravagant plans for tonight, as a hassle might emerge during the day. You will need to adjust your plans accordingly. Tonight: You call the shots.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20):
★★★★★ Your imagination makes nearly anything possible, if you want it to be so. Your finances are subject to some unexpected ups and downs. Know that a respected associate is observing you with admiration; this person sees how much you care. Tonight: Add some spice to your plans.
Actress Carrie Fisher (1956), prime minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu (1949), chemist Alfred Nobel (1833)