HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 7, 2013: This year you seem naturally happier to others; you have a smile for nearly everyone. You also tend to look at situations more positively than you have in the past. Your upbeat attitude permeates every action you take, which results in success! You are especially fortunate after June 2014. Emphasize your work and life directions. If single, your smile attracts many potential sweeties. Have fun choosing! If attached, your ease and willingness to be yourself adds to the dimension of your relationship. Scorpio can cause you a lot of emotional stress. A baby born today has a sun in Libra and a moon in Scorpio.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • You are a very independent sign, yet you demonstrate an ability to keep your eye on the big picture.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • Defer to others, and keep in mind that you can’t force them to think as you would like them to. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • You believe that a lot can happen and be established if you encourage a free exchange of ideas and let everything happen as it needs to.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • • Your playful side emerges when dealing with others. Remember, not everyone feels as carefree as you do.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • Tension seems to build at the slightest setback. You even might decide to stay home and work from there, if possible.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • You will want to understand what is happening with a close associate, neighbor or relative. Instead of playing the guessing game, make the call.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • Do not allow your more possessive side to take over. How you see a money matter might be a lot different from how someone else sees the same situation.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • Pull back and distance yourself from a trying matter. You will see life from a totally different perspective as a result. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • • You might want to revisit a personal matter. Discussions need to be caring and not forced too much in someone else’s face.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • Zero in on your priorities quickly and efficiently. You know what is reasonable and what needs to occur in order to expand and head in a new direction.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • As nice as you might want to be with someone, you could find that you have a problem.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • You see and understand some of the miscommunications that are occurring. Your detachment permits this perspective.
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