Horoscope for October 19, 2013

Today’s Birthday (10/19/13). Begin an adventurous year blessed by the Full Moon in Taurus on your birthday. Expand your mind and boundaries with travel and educational pursuits. Follow wise masters and teachers. Grow your nest egg with persistent attention. Next April, July and October get particularly profitable. Get social and have more fun while benefiting career. Chase a dream.

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, Working together brings great satisfaction. A new assignment brings in more revenue. Lay a solid foundation. Back-up your data before Mercury goes retrograde in two days. Don’t act against intuition. Let dreams gestate.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 9.Today and tomorrow you’re more assertive. Take control. Use your power responsibly and work smarter, not longer. Back-up your phone and computer before Mercury goes retrograde on the 21st. Build infrastructure to grow dreams on. Clean your desk.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is an 8 — Get serious about strategy without arrogance. There’s more than one way to get it done. You have two days to really make the ideas gel. Get introspective and organized. Back up everything. Contemplate your next move. Take notes.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 — Clean a mess. Friends want you to come and play. But extra paperwork leads to profits. Check mechanical repair, and update the plan. Your team comes to the rescue. You gain clarity now. Take off, but remember your budget. Associates applaud.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 7 — Keep comments to yourself. Career matters claim your attention today and tomorrow, and social events take priority. Plan for two days in the spotlight. Advance your status by sparking new collaboration with talented friends. Grow the fun.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is an 8 — Start planning a vacation. Conditions are better for travel. New opportunities present themselves, but there are still barriers. Venture farther. Watch where you put your feet. Play in the moonlight.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) 

Today is a 7 — Count wins and losses, and negotiate. Consider an investment in your own education. Work out a compromise. There may be a choice to make. Don’t take action, yet. Ruminate on the possibilities.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is an 8 — Family matters vie with work for your attention. Begin two days of exposure to the elements. Everybody’s willing to negotiate. Accept an idea that others suggest. Let your partner drive. Take time for what’s needed.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 

Today is a 9 — There’s too much work. Focus on the task at hand, one thing at a time. It’s getting intense, and the excellent work you’ve been doing reflects well on you. Let your workaholic side go wild.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 7 — Things are getting more calm. Love is easier to find, with creativity and passion abundant. Follow fun where it leads. Time with kids, family and dear friends feels golden. Give in to it.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 7 — Attend to household matters. Home holds comfort and simple joys, especially after you clean up a mess. The decisions you make now have lasting impact. Make a new friend, or hang with an old one.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Gather and evaluate plenty of information. Immerse yourself in study, and the discovery of research. Learn about money, for instance. Don’t gamble or go shopping. Finish a project, and then escape for conversation entirely unrelated to work.