Horoscope for October 13, 2012

Nancy Black, Tribune Media Services (MCT)

Today’s Birthday (10/13/12)

Expand horizons this year through travel, education and conversation, with fascinating mentors, teammates, and friends. Fortune comes naturally. Look to the future with optimism, and invent a roadmap to inspiration. 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 6 — Negotiations resume. Share results. Partnering is essential, especially today and tomorrow, but also for 10 more days.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is an 8 — You’re entering a very busy couple of days. A creative stroke of genius makes it all worthwhile. Sort through feelings as they arise.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is an 8 — If you think you’re lost, follow the love. Staying relaxed helps you and others. Things are turning for the better. Avoid taking expensive risks.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 — Handle home repairs today and tomorrow. Clean up the clutter and make room for new ideas. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 6 — You love doing what you know well for the next few days. And you’re eager to learn more skills. Curiosity is a good thing now, and it points you toward solving an old problem.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) 

 Today is an 8 — Continue increasing your influence without arrogance. Delicious experiences may entice and arise easily along the path.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 5 — Now you can blast forward. The lessons you’ve learned come in handy, but don’t be afraid to challenge your own status quo.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 7 — You’re entering two days of self-examination, preferably in private. Pay close attention to your dreams. Learning new skills leads to new friends.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 7 — Schedule meetings right away, and get to work with your team. You’re more of an expert at cleaning up messes than you think.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — There’s a lot to do with your community. Get busy with a fun and productive project that keeps you out of trouble, and everyone benefits from the results of your labor.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 5 — The next few days are good for exploration and advancement. Go ahead and do the stuff that you’ve been wanting. It’s not hard. Just take one step after another.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Money fills your thoughts more than you may like. It’s good to pay bills today or tomorrow, but don’t stress. You can revise the budget. Renew your relationship.