Horoscope for October 22, 2014

Today’s Birthday (10/22/14). Friends bring you joy this year. Focus on making money and it comes easily, especially through 12/23. After that, your communications creativity bubbles over. Study, write and film. Contribute to others from your heart. Strengthen foundations at home with love. Springtime work breakthroughs lead to new confidence. Pursue happiness and give it away.

Nancy Black, Tribune Content Agency

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Today is a 9 — Think, and decide what you truly want. Avoid distractions to craft your message. Speak with passion. Honor and appreciate your partner. Wait for results. Focus on short-term goals, mundane chores and routines. Let a false friend go.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 9 — Postpone your shopping trip. Focus on immediate priorities. Let others know what you need. Provide motivation. They come around eventually. Choose staying home with a loved one over going out with friends.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 9 — You’re especially creative. Your partner demands attention. Even a disagreement can inspire imagination. Serenity could get disrupted… wait until the dust clears to check the score. Write your report and craft your handiwork. Use your special tools.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is an 8 — A clash between work and travel requires your attention. Work out the kinks before proceeding. Pay any leftover bills. Let your work worries fade away. Meditate on music or peaceful sounds. Lounge and relax at home.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 9 — Talk about freedom and justice. Keep digging, and post about breaking news. Pay off bills. Don’t speculate with love or money. Share your affections with someone beloved. Let them know how you feel. Relax and enjoy.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 9 — Compromise is required to work out a deal. Listen to your inner voice first, and observe the situation. Don’t fall for an emotional outburst. Evaluate your partner’s suggestion. Creative work pays well. Follow up talk with action.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 9 — You feel energized and confident. Make the changes you want. Check to make sure all the jobs still need to be done. Encourage feedback from folks involved. Mull it over before you respond. Expect your mate to be outspoken.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is an 8 — Complete a financial transaction with attention and care, or risk fireworks. Don’t force things to fit. Use your most creative logic. You win the prize by taking it slow. Get quiet and thoughtful.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 9 — Listen to suggestions about your private life, politely. Stand up for yourself, when appropriate. Resolve old issues. You are at your most persuasive. Conditions could shift, so take care. Find out what’s really wanted, and hammer out details.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 9 — Have faith, and keep in action. Don’t get stopped by confusion. Review your map, and take small steps to a rise in professional status. Piece together a persuasive puzzle. Handle your side of the bargain.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 9 — Travel locally rather than long-distance, if you can. You don’t need to go far for what you need. Chaos could disrupt things. A brilliant insight could temporarily blind you. The best things in life are still free.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 9 — Review the numbers, and file papers. Handle short-term tasks and urgencies. Don’t take on more than you can handle. Watch out for conflicting orders. Don’t forget an important engagement. Share the status with your partner.