HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 25, 2013: This year opportunities come to you through work, from people you know in your community and from your own efforts. People view you as talented. You surround yourself with creative types who have wild ideas. Travel could play a role in your year, professionally and personally. If single, you might meet someone very different from you. If attached, the two of you will grow through a unique encounter with someone new. Pursuing a mutual hobby adds to your closeness. Cancer helps you get past self-imposed restrictions. A baby born today has a sun in Scorpio and a moon in Cancer.
ARIES (March 21-April 19) • • • • You could be taken aback by everything that happens. Your optimism helps you get through a difficult situation.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) • • • • • You might want to address an issue early on if it is causing distance between you and someone else.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) • • • • Curb a need to want more from a situation than someone is willing to give. Recognize what is happening between you and this party.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) • • • A loved one could be withdrawn. You can’t force this person to open up, so remain positive. Choose to be a role model.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) • • • How you frame a situation could change the outcome. Use care, as you might want to allow the cards to fall as they may.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) • • • • Where your friends are is where you want to be. Be aware that getting there might take a lot more time than you would like.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) • • • Take charge of a situation, and know full well your limits and also your capacity for leadership. Others respond with enthusiasm.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) • • • • You could be taken aback by someone’s generosity, especially as you have been somewhat withdrawn. Perhaps a conversation would be in order.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) • • • You have unusual strength that carries you through difficult times. You might want to have a discussion to clear the air.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) • • • • You need to lighten up about your views and let others follow through on theirs. You will appreciate having a lighter schedule.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) • • • • Unfortunately, you are likely to be left holding the bag today. Others requested that you do this or that for them in order that they might leave work on time.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • • Tap into your spontaneity and use good sense. Your ideas have a uniquely anchored quality.
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