HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 26, 2009: This year, you are on top of your game. People often challenge your views, especially at work or in public. If single, take your time getting to know the source of your case of the butterflies. If attached, the two of you gain by getting away from daily life together. Private time enhances your closeness. Count on Aquarius to be a live wire.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) ••••• Despite an initial difference of opinion, much will link together later in the day. A meeting sparks greater insight, fostering agreement.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) •••• You might want to do something in a new way or take a different approach. Your understanding grows when dealing with a boss or higher-up.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ••••• If you have been considering signing up for a course, there is no better time than now. You discover just how much you can learn and grow.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) ••••• One-on-one relating opens doors. You finally see how someone reveals him- or herself. You become much more upbeat than in the past once you gain clarity.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ••••• Listen to news that is forthcoming, even if it is triggered by an argument. Sometimes you need to know or understand more.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ••••• Allow greater give and take between you and an associate or boss. You might feel a little hurt or angry about what you heard. Focus on accomplishment and getting the job done.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ••••• Listen to news and follow through on what is important. Figure out which way to go with a child or loved one. You keep putting this situation on the back burner.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) •••• Basics count far more than you thought. You could be encouraged to take another look at a situation. You might not be sure what works best for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ••••• You could be intimidated by the reaction of an expert or someone you admire. It might feel quite off center, and it might make you uncomfortable.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) •••• Be sensitive to your spending and how much you are willing to put out. Someone has a much better sense of what is necessary to complete a project, or so he or she thinks.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ••••• You might want to rethink a decision in the face of someone’s flak. A caring gesture can make all the difference in your relationship.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ••• You might not want to express what you are thinking. Keep your own counsel and don’t feel the need to explain too much. Take a strong hand at work and/or in a project.
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