TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Oct. 13). Many times you’ve cycled through the spring of hope, the toil of summer, the autumn of reaping and the dormant dreams of winter. This time will not be the same. Now you gather new energies and ideas, and you’ll emerge in 2018 a transformed being. Broaden your scope in March. Travel in May. Give back in July. Aries and Taurus adore you.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You have passed this way before, but don’t worry: You’re not falling backward, regressing, or repeating needless and mindless patterns. You’re simply getting extremely familiar with this road that you will soon own.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A high-intensity life can still be a happy one, but it works a lot better when you have healthy release valves built into it. Go on the search for better ways to equalize the pressure and effectively cope.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’ve a sense about what others want from you — not the obvious need on the surface, but the underlying craving that they wouldn’t dare ask for even if they could articulate it.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The joy isn’t in the other thing: It’s in you. Furthermore, joy doesn’t get stolen all that often. Usually people hand it over in a mindless or weak moment. Protect your joy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your alone thoughts are different from the thoughts you have when others are around. It’s time to consider how the physical and emotional presence of another human being changes things for better or worse.
PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20). You aren’t trying to make a person love you, though you wouldn’t mind if it happened naturally. You’re ready for a little more respect, friendship, attention and even passion.
ARIES (Mar. 21-Apr. 19). If you find you are spending just as much time thinking about what is not happening as you are thinking about what is, know that it’s the thought-ratio of unhappiness. More time in the present moment equals more happiness.
TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20). The word amateur literally means “one who loves.” Those who do not exchange their work for money have the luxury of delivering the very purest personal expression. Enjoy being in the amateur stage for as long as it lasts.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You’ll witness some brilliant creativity and perhaps participate in it. Don’t be surprised if there’s something a little subversive about it, as that’s usually part and parcel with creative brilliance.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Traditions speak to a group identity and from them can spring a sense of belonging. It’s a fine time to make some plans for these final parts of the year that will build the bond between you and the people you care about.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You need attention. Everyone does. But few work at making it so worthwhile for others to give it to them. You offer a lot of fun, usefulness and loveliness in return for their focus. This is what you’ll be up to today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There’s something dangerous about having your money easily accessible to you today. The more time you take to think about your purchases, the better off you’ll be.