Happy birthday: for Wednesday, Nov. 16. This year you opt to let go of a part of your life that no longer works for you. Come fall 2017, you will enter a new, positive luck cycle. To receive better opportunities, an opening must occur. If you are single, you attract people who might not be authentic or emotionally available. Later in the year, you might draw in a more agreeable person who will make you happier. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy your time alone together. These periods remain instrumental to the success of your relationship. CANCER understands you. Aries (March 21-April 19): ★★★★ You deal well with surprises, both good and bad. The unexpected continues to be a theme in your day. You’ll want to break free from the here and now, as you find the status quo to be unfulfilling. Screen calls and decide what is important for you to handle today. Tonight: Hang out. Taurus (April 20-May 20): ★★★ Your spending camouflages your feelings, to the point that you might not even be aware of what is happening within you. Express your thoughts in an appropriate way. As a result, you could have a sudden insight. You know how far you can go. Tonight: Count your change. Gemini (May 21-June 20): ★★★★★ You’ll greet the unexpected with delight. You hate routines, and fortunately it is unlikely that you will have a routine day. Understand your limits, and you will cruise through hassles. Your personality melts others’ resistance. Tonight: If you can dream it, you can make it so. Cancer (June 21-July 22): ★★ Some days, you have less zest than others. You wake up wanting to go back to sleep, yet by late afternoon, you’ll start acting like an unstoppable tornado. Handle what you must early in the day, as a shakeup of sorts will dominate your thoughts and plans. Tonight: Out with friends. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★★ A meeting or a conversation with a friend could be unusually meaningful. In some way, the support that you receive from this person will allow you to look down an unusual path for solutions. Consider making a unique decision. Tonight: Make it an early night, if you can. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★★ Take charge in order to get the results you desire. You might find that a partner creates a lot of uproar, which is likely to cause you a problem. You’ll need to get this person to settle down. As a result, you’ll discover a lot more about him or her. Tonight: Midweek break. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★★★ You have a way about you that draws many people toward you. You might be eyeing a new experience, which is likely to involve education or travel. A loved one could be jealous or feeling possessive, and will have an odd way of expressing it. Tonight: In the limelight. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): ★★★★ Someone might make an important gesture toward you, and you would be wise to accept it graciously. You will need to make an adjustment to your schedule in order to accommodate this person. Stay openminded, and let go of defensiveness. Tonight: Think about the long term. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): ★★★★ Reach out to a loved one. You could be surprised by a friend’s statement or action. Consider where this behavior is coming from. How you let this person know how you feel will determine the outcome of the situation. Tonight: Spend some quality time with a partner. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): ★★★ You might question whether you should head in a different direction when you discover how shaky an important situation seems to be. Since others are involved, you will need to reach an agreement, even if it seems to be lacking stability. Tonight: Have fun with loved ones.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): ★★★★ You see humor where others do not. Your reactions are quite different from the majority of people, though you might opt to camouflage some of what you are thinking. Otherwise, someone could feel quite uncomfortable around you. Tonight: Know when to call it a night. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20): ★★★★ Speak your mind, but also expect some feedback that might not be comfortable to hear. Be open to different opinions and accept them, as everyone comes from a different background. Use your discretion with a financial matter. Count your change. Tonight: Hang out at a favorite spot. Born today: Singer/songwriter Chi Coltrane (1948), actress Marg Helgenberger (1958), pianist Diana Krall (1964)