Horoscope for October 12, 2013

Today’s Birthday (10/12/13). A new educational opportunity develops this year. Provide well for family, even immersed in studies or new things. A simple, frugal lifestyle lets you stash savings. Freedom (even from stuff) holds high value. Nurture friendships, love and health. Serve a cause that inspires you.

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 6 — Finish everything before going out. Friends want you to come out and play. Something that looks good in theory doesn’t work in practice. You’re entering a fun phase. Go over ┬áplans one more time.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 6 — Don’t go into savings. You’re attracting attention. Go look for an expert. There’s still a way to win. It’s not a good time to gamble. Keep your goals.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 6 — Don’t try out a new idea yet. Get thoughtful. Don’t take action; consider all angles first, including financial or other limitations. You’ll find what you seek. Avoid gossip. All this thinking shows you a way forward.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 6 — Don’t take financial risks. Get into planning. Manage finances with a long-term view. Put away provisions for the future. Finishing a long project changes your view of things. Compromise on secondary issues.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — Consider all possibilities. Partnership negotiations occur. Compromise. Let another drive while you handle pressing affairs. Budget to minimize expense. A temporary setback could set you back. Get ready to make your choices.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 6 — Hold the position you’ve taken, and get to work. An expensive option presents itself. you have other choices. This phase gets extra busy. Shortages could occur. Play ball! Get into the swing.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 6 — Don’t follow a hunch blindly. Do the research, and add sweat equity towards your chosen investment. There’s more time to relax. You can afford to be generous. Love blossoms with color and fragrance. Check it out.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 6 — Associates provide answers. Consider all possibilities. Water your garden. Beautify your space and invite friends over. Your feelings are all over the map. Curtail exuberance in a quiet space.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 7 — Take on more authority. You’ve got the talent; now do the homework for the next two days. Stay quiet and productive for extra results. A disappointment or an expensive proposition could distract. Allow yourself some special alone time.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — Don’t take on more than you can complete responsibly. Make sure you’ll make enough to pay expenses. Don’t believe everything you’ve read. Postpone a celebration. Have faith in your own imagination. Talk philosophy around the dinner table.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 6 — Avoid maxing out your funds. You’re getting more sensitive to the consequences of that. Your efforts gain a career advantage. Make new contacts while filling present orders. The customer is always right. Smile all the way to the bank.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 5 — New ideas gel and coalesce. Contemplate a desired outcome. Get the exercise you need while you think. Hunt for treasure. Review priorities, strategies and infrastructure. Do you have what you need? Postpone travel until traffic’s better.