Happy birthday: for Saturday, Oct. 22. This year you seem to be very open-minded, especially in the summer. You will have the opportunity to make a long-coveted goal a reality. Don’t hesitate to jump on it, or you might lose out. You have entered the first year of a 12-year luck cycle. The first year often is the luckiest. If you are single, you have your choice of wannabe suitors. The issue will be whom to choose. If you are attached, the two of you have an unusually diverse year, full of many different types of plans. Others will wish they were like you. LEO is likely to steal the limelight from you. Aries (March 21-April 19): ★★★ You seem to feel an innate tension. Many of you will wander from one project to another in an attempt to ease your stress, whereas others might opt to be couch potatoes for a day. By the late afternoon, the need to socialize emerges. Tonight: With a loved one at a favorite spot. Taurus (April 20-May 20): ★★★ You’ll react to someone’s needs. Whether you suggest a lunch together or a hike in a favorite area, your objective will be quite clear: You want this person to talk about what is ailing him or her. Know that he or she might not feel like spilling the beans. Tonight: Order in. Gemini (May 21-June 20): ★★★★★ Don’t deny yourself the opportunity to venture off the beaten path. Others might invite you at the last minute to join them on an adventure. Say ‘’yes’’ if their plans appeal to you, even if it means disappointing a loved one. Taking care of yourself is important. Tonight: All smiles. Cancer (June 21-July 22): ★★★★ You might feel as if you are about to have one last hurrah. In a sense, you are correct -you are experiencing a passage of a mood and/or mindset. The outcome could intensify your love life. Don’t allow pride to hold you back. Tonight: Treat a loved one to a night to be remembered. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★★ Express your feelings to a confidant, who will be only too pleased to give you some feedback. The opportunity to use this person’s suggestion will appear as soon as later today. Be open and vulnerable in order to succeed in clearing up this issue. Tonight: Out on the town. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★★ Use the day to get together with friends. Go out to lunch or catch an early movie, rather than plan a late-night happening. Some tension revolves around a friendship. Later in the day, you might want to cocoon at home or make plans with a loved one. Tonight: Hang out. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★★ Push a certain agenda while you can. Others might be more responsive later in the afternoon. Celebrate the results of your efforts. If you feel drained, keep that in mind when deciding what plans appeal to you. Tonight: Treat a friend or loved one to a fun night. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ★★★★ You feel a little offkilter as the day begins. By the evening, you’ll be fired up and ready to go. Don’t push yourself to resolve a conflict or discuss a problem during the day. The other party might make the first effort. Use some extra personal time well. Tonight: Dance the night away! Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): ★★★★ One-on-one relating will draw you closer to a partner or potential suitor. You might decide to have a quiet lunch or picnic with this person. You could get into a disagreement, but why bother? Enjoy being with the person you care about. Tonight: Opt to go to a new spot. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): ★★★★ Others seek you out. You might not want to answer your phone if you have plans for the day. You can play catch-up tomorrow, if need be. Some tension exists because of a misunderstanding. Try not to bring up this issue. Tonight: Do only what you want to do.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): ★★★★★ Keep reaching out to someone at a distance. How you feel about this person could change radically as you get to know him or her better. Is that what you want? You might need to be slightly less sensitive to this person’s comments. Tonight: Let the good vibes in. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): ★★★★ Try to have a serious one-on-one conversation with a loved one. You know what the possibilities are, even though this person might not grasp them just yet. Get into the mood of the moment, but don’t push yourself too hard. You need some R and R. Tonight: Detach. Born today: Composer Franz Liszt (1811), actor Jeff Goldblum (1952), actor Christopher Lloyd (1938)