HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011: This year you have more impact than you have had in years. You also will feel the weight of additional responsibility. Understand that you cannot bypass this phase without experiencing a defeat or a problem. If single, someone you meet this year could be significant to your life. If attached, the two of you could be unusually hard on each other. Try to lighten up. Make no major decisions this year on the relationship front, if possible. Taurus understands you well. A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Taurus.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • Fatigue easily could be the result of an active dream life. You are processing many ideas. How you make your suggestions is what counts.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • You bounce out of the right side of bed, ready for what life delivers. With this attitude, you’ll move through any situation that presents itself.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • Read between the lines. You could be unusually quiet and serious. Your instincts are right-on as you deal with different issues.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • Eye the long term when making decisions. Someone offers you a new opportunity. Lady Luck rides on your shoulder.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • • Accept your role in recent events. You also might need to undo some of the side effects. With a take-charge attitude, you could be surprised by what comes up for you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • • Attempt to get the complete picture. Detach and ask a question or two. You also might want to look at the source.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • You could be overly serious. A key associate has a way of lightening you up. Together you’ll come up with effective solutions.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • • Defer to others, and let them decide what is workable. You have other issues on your mind and other fish to fry.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • Stay even and mellow as you follow through on what needs to happen. You might have difficulty convincing others of the correctness of your ways.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • • Allow your creativity to flourish. Others enjoy when you share with them on this level. You know what works probably better than anyone else.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Deal with personal matters. You might feel like you can’t because of some other commitment. Consider that you cannot really be present until a certain issue is resolved.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • • You will speak your mind and draw very positive reactions. You have been mulling over some of these decisions or concepts.

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