Astrology: Take a look at your daily horoscope
Happy birthday: for Thursday, Oct. 12. This year you open up to new ideas. You also feel more prepared to stand up to others, especially if power plays are involved. You might feel angry about what goes on at times, but try to suppress your feelings.
You will learn to deal with different, uncomfortable feelings more easily in the next 12 months. If you are single, you appear to be going through an emotional transformation. Try not to make any commitments to any potential suitors just yet. If you are attached, you and your sweetie seem to master the art of negotiation. Communication is key in your relationship. CANCER could be emotionally demanding. Aries (March 21-April 19):
★★★★ Stay centered, despite
the distraction of having to deal with someone you respect and look up to. The unexpected could occur, and although you will be able to adjust well, others might not. Understand what is happening around you, and act accordingly. Tonight: Head home early. Taurus (April 20-May
20): ★★★★★ Confusion seems to surround you right now. You will express yourself with enthusiasm and determination. You have the creativity and will power to achieve the results you desire. A child or loved one could prove to be quite the distraction. Tonight: Visit with a friend or two. Gemini (May 21-June 20):
★★★★★ You could be in a position where others depend on you, perhaps a little too much for your taste. Know that you aren’t able to
fulfill all of someone else’s needs. Try to help this person become more independent. Tonight: Off shopping or having munchies with friends. Cancer (June 21-July 22):
★★★★★ Be more forthright in how you are dealing with a problem, and remain responsive to someone else taking the lead. Others come forward who appreciate your authenticity and compassion. You could be overwhelmed by unexpected visits. Tonight: Be more available.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22): ★★★★ You could be instrumental in a discussion involving an important decision. You might want to focus on certain details before taking action. The unexpected continues to be a theme in your day-to-day life. Reach out for new information. Tonight: Consider calling out tomorrow. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): ★★★★ You see new possibilities as well as a new approach to a long-term goal. A partner or close associate offers feedback that could lead to quite the revelation. You might want to understand where this person is coming from. Use your energy well. Tonight: Where crowds can be found.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): ★★★ You might want to defer to someone who has a better grasp of a situation, especially if it involves a professional matter and/or real estate. The unexpected continues. A partner still seems to be able to surprise you with his or her behavior. Tonight: Join friends at a favorite spot. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
★★★★ Be more sensitive to what is going on with those at a distance. Attempt to grasp what is being said, and seek out answers
to your questions. A conversation you are involved in might have a controlling tone. A friend could be pushy without realizing it. Tonight: Take a mini-trip. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
★★★★ Deal with a close associate directly. The attention you give to this person might prove to be quite flattering to him or her, which likely will lead to more receptiveness. A boss could be suppressing some anger, hence the potentially sarcastic remarks. Tonight: With a favorite person. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
★★★ You will want to do some networking. Refuse to take someone else’s criticism. You might be wondering what it would be best to do or how you should approach the topic at hand. You and this person have very different views. Tonight: Decide who, what and
where. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
★★★ Opt to tackle some chores, a project or work. You will feel great when you are done. Expect some criticism from a roommate or close associate who sees a different way of approaching the same issue. Do a better job of affirming your similarities. Tonight: Touch base with a loved one. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20):
★★★★★ Your imagination comes forward. You might want to discuss a set of plans. Investigate what happens with different scenarios. You might want to follow your desires, because if there is a backfire, at least you’ll know that you did what you wanted to. Tonight: Clear out some chores.
Born today: Opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti (1935), comedian Dick Gregory (1932), actor Hugh Jackman (1968)