Horoscope for October 12, 2014

Today’s Birthday (10/12/14). Friends hold the keys to unlock this year. Expansion comes through group participation and connections. Shakeups with a partnership lead to new financial opportunities. Focus on making money, especially through 12/23. After that, a creative communications phase sparks writing and research. Springtime efforts build satisfaction. Collaborate and generate. It’s all for home and family. Share your love.

Nancy Black , Tribune Content Agency (MCT)

 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 — Your intuition is spot on. Let a controversy blow over. Explore near-future opportunities. Your reputation precedes you. There’s more work coming in. Consider getting advice from a plumber. Relax and enjoy a sense of wellness.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is a 9 — Stand up for what’s important. Reach out and touch someone. Show appreciation to your supporters. A very nice job offer enters your view. Keep private things private. Rely on your team for technical support.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 9 — The idea of a trip tempts you, but there could be traffic. Or you could play close to home instead. Improve your living conditions using things you already have. Postpone fantasies, and go for practical solutions. You’re gaining prestige.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is a 7 — Learn new ways to conserve resources and save money. An experienced partner is a big help. Grasp an unusual opportunity. Don’t forget to finish your work. Put away the leftovers. Accept a compliment. Be generous with compassion.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is an 8 — Applaud an amazing development. Provide facts when requested. Work extra to pay off a debt. Don’t ask for anything now. An intimate moment materializes. Stifle your crazy side for a moment. Patience is required. More is better.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is an 8 — Imagine success. A partner helps you bring money from far away. Friends are there for you. Sort out your own feelings. Accept an unusual invitation from a person you know well. Hide a treasure for later.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is a 9 — Temporary overwhelm could threaten the momentum. Prioritize your work. If energy runs low, listen to your loved ones. Unleash your creativity, and ask for coaching from a strong mentor. Make technical improvements. Devote yourself to romance.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is an 8 — Don’t stay out too late. Finish the job before you go play. Stick to the basics. Bursts of creativity spark. Press your advantage. Working together is inspiring. Bring love home. Get out the nice stuff.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is a 9 — Don’t throw your money away on a spontaneous impulse. Love is more valuable than gold. Less interference is better. You’re looking better all the time. Listen to your intuition. Dress up and get social.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 9 — Costs are difficult to estimate. You don’t have to explain. Try something a little different. You’re good at fixing things. Be charming, and find out what you need. Put your love into your work and your status rises.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

 Today is an 8 — Don’t let hurt feelings interfere. You can prosper, with a little effort. Working at home is profitable. Improve working conditions, and make the room more beautiful. Fun and romance call you away. Let it take you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Use your imagination to beautify your space. Flowers brighten the mood. Strong gravity pulls you into someone’s orbit. Ask insightful questions. Keep a secret. Accept a nice benefit for your confidence. A startling revelation solves a mystery.