Horoscope for October 8th

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

 Today’s Birthday (10/08/12)

Developing your talents and skills takes priority this year, with education, travel and finances taking the spotlight. Careful budgeting and minimal use of credit provides power. Where would you like to be a year from now?

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

Aries (Mar. 21-April 19) —

Today is a 9 — Think about the money, but don’t get stopped by a shortness of it. Don’t spend yet. Focus on basics. Continue taking action; this pays in satisfaction and future gold.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)–

 Today is an 8 — Keep droping random spending over the next few days. Don’t fall for a trick. Finish your project away from distractions or those who would tie up your progress.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

Today is a 7 — Continue to increase your holdings and your self-confidence. Save for a rainy day. It takes an open and creative mind to solve the puzzle. Travel complications could arise.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) —

Today is a 9 — New data disrupts old routines. You’re gaining influence, so use it to improve your environment. Acknowledge kindness in others. It’s not a good time to shop.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) —

Today is a 6 — Study your past performances to discover where the room for improvement is. Notice the gap between fantasy and reality. Adjust your aim after measuring gaps and try again.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Read the manual to discover new features. Protect your interests this week. Hold off on expansion for later. You’ll be doing better, and it will take less effort.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) —

Today is an 8 — Don’t try to buy love. Relax with friends, and it will come naturally. Compassion is an essential component. For about two months, you’re spurred to take action.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) —

Today is an 8 — Continue to increase your status this week, with the help of a partner. Conditions are a bit unsettled, so keep your treasure hidden. There’s a surprising reaction.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) —

Today is a 6 — Taking less risks over the coming week is a good idea (unless you like surprises). When all else fails, do what worked before. Put yourself in another’s shoes.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) —

Today is an 8 — You can’t buy love (except with love). Take on more personal responsibility, and increase profits. Keep costs under control with a budget. False hopes get shattered. Stay unattached.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) —

Today is a 7 — Imagine specific success, then act. Help your team find important data over the next six weeks. Avoid distraction. Don’t rock the boat, as tempers are short. Correct errors.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) —

Today is a 9 — Your determination compensates for any possible disappointment. Get back on the horse and ride better than ever, surprising even your critics. Send love letters to your fans.