HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012: This year you will assume a strong leadership role and be able to handle it well. You have unusually high energy and drive. Curb an unexpected and sometimes combative style if you become frustrated. If single, you will meet someone special through your travels and/or an acquaintance. If attached, the two of you become closer if you take up a mutual commitment. Your sweetie could be taken aback by your high energy. Cancer enjoys seeing you take the lead. A baby born today has a sun in Libra and a moon in Cancer all day.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • You might want to spend some time at home and/or with family. This downtime will help you relax. A loved one could be challenging.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • You will take a step toward someone, which, at first, could feel tenuous. You might find grounds for this attitude, as the unexpected occurs.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • You might want to deal differently with a difficult friend or close loved one. You genuinely understand this person’s needs, but you can’t always play into his or her control games.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • • Put your best foot forward, and understand that you can make a difference. You do not need to respond to a close loved one’s tantrum.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • Back away from a difficult situation, which is being presented as “all or nothing.” Take some time off to indulge yourself.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Your ability to deal with someone difficult becomes even more obvious. This person is rebellious. Know that you cannot push them.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • • You have made plans with a parent or older friend, but you’ll discover that neither of you wants to do what is planned; however, you do still want to spend time together.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Your perception could be way off when dealing with a difficult neighbor or sibling. You could be too involved in the situation to respond in a neutral manner.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • Decide to take a leisurely walk with a dear friend or close loved one. The time will recharge your energy and allow you to bond closer with this person.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • You might want to defer to someone else’s way of thinking, especially if you are feeling testy. The less you try to be in control, the better off you will be.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Make this your day for some R and R. The activities you choose could reflect your mental state. Easily, a roommate or loved one might decide to join you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 19) • • • • Listen to a child’s plans. You might decide to jump right in and go along with them. Those of you who are young at heart will mix romance with good times.