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Jaqueline Bigar

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009: This year, you are open to changes and more positive conversations. You always put your best foot forward, especially in your daily life. If single, many people find you appealing. You have more choices than you are aware of. If attached, time spent together on favorite projects or away alone together rebuilds the bond between you. Pisces works well with you.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) ••• Stop emotional thoughts for a few minutes. Take a deep breath or go for a walk. Then look around. The story can change considerably with some perspective.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ••••• You are aiming for more of what you want. Investigate possibilities with an open mind. You might see the logic in different approaches to the same situation.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ••••• You might want to do something very different and cannot achieve that goal as fast as you might like. If you have a clear vision of what is acceptable, you need to be the one to do it.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) •••• Reach out for more information. Seeking out new facts could be important. Note that there is also an issue of perspective in choosing which facts are relevant.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ••••• You are clear and direct with others, especially a partner or associate. Relate to others on a one-on-one level, and you’ll draw only positive results.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) •••• You could see issues far differently from others. Black-and-white thinking isn’t the answer. Can you make both views workable?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ••••• Easy works and brings you to a new level. Listen to news with an eye to change at work. If necessary, be willing to adapt, learn and incorporate new types of thinking.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ••••• Imagination combined with an innate talent takes you into new realms of thought. Be willing to break past a boundary and see what lies on the other side.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) •••• Sometimes you might want to keep your opinions to yourself or share them with a chosen few. Though such a low-key approach is generally not you, it is workable and smart.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ••••• You open up a door by being willing to have an overdue conversation. Feelings flow, especially if you detach from an immediate situation and look at the person involved.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ••• Know what you are worth beyond the almighty buck. You offer many assets that others don’t. Ask questions if you’re confused by someone’s perspective.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ••••• You are in your element and resound with good sense. You might want to present your ideas in a way that others can hear.

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