Horoscope for October 2, 2013

Today’s Birthday (10/02/13). It could be a beneficial and romantic year, especially if you maintain your simple thriftiness. Career opportunities arise and partnerships thrive with loving attention (best around the eclipse on Oct. 16). Balance health and creativity with great service. Take off on an adventure of discovery with someone special. Partnerships made now will blossom later.

 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 an 8 — Don’t make promises you won’t keep. Friends teach you the rules. Work causes delays, so call if you’ll be late. Having something for certain is better than the possibility of getting something better. Proceed with caution.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

— Today is a 6 — Listen to all considerations before choosing direction. Changing financial priorities causes upsets. Work on the big picture first. Listen to powerful people you respect. Stock up on beverages.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

— Today is a 5 — Use your intuition. Talk leads to opportunities and an interesting development. Look at your situation from a higher vantage point. Be a stabilizing influence. Don’t push yourself too far too fast. Get the word out.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

— Today is a 6 — School interferes with travel. Rethink finances. Don’t fund a fantasy. Use your skills of persuasion. Ask your partner for help/advice. Use what you’ve recently learned. An answer comes in a dream.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

–Today is an 8 — Private conversations increase efficiency. Sort out any disagreements, especially about money. Otherwise, it could get confusing. Consider suggestions first. Then urge someone into action. Enthusiasm wins over facts. Wait for a later reward. Others request your advice.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

— Today is an 8 — All isn’t as it appears. Be careful. Figure out what needs to be done. You come up with a better idea, and save a bundle. Put your will into creative projects. Postpone chores.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

— Today is a 7 — Go for solid results. Put creative ideas into a plan. Your limits get tested. You tend to overestimate your powers and under-budget your time. If you’re late for a date, text or call. Make your life easier with help from friends.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

— Today is a 6 — Keep your goal in mind. Save resources. Know what you’re talking about, but don’t tell everything. Listening can be more powerful than speaking. Work extra hard now. Bring a little glamour home. Candles and good savings satisfy your spirit.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

— Today is a 6 — Share your dreams. Friends are right there for you. Accept the unbelievable. Confirm reservations. Keep the money in mind. Don’t tell the whole story, yet. Be patient with things that don’t make sense. There could be a confrontation. Answers get revealed later.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

— Today is a 7 — A distant friend is a big comfort. Do a job yourself and save. Be reasonably cautious. Be clever and resourceful. Recycling pays. Clean with a forcefulness. Waste not, want not. Then enjoy the benefits of your hard work.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

— Today is a 6 — Your assumptions get challenged. Talk is cheap right now. Hold on to your money. There could be a conflict with a competitor. Discuss an awaiting change with your teammates. Wait overnight to sign. Instigate or ask provoking questions.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

— Today is a 7 — Check instructions for errors or changes. It could get chaotic. Listen to someone who’s confused. Work gets beneficial. Be gracious even if it’s not wanted. Your kindness comes back to you.