Horoscope for October 31, 2014

Today’s Birthday (10/31/14). Spice up the party this year. You’re on fire with creativity and flash. Apply it at work to rising demand… raise your rates especially after 12/23. Determine what you want and ask for it. Pursue seemingly-impossible dreams. Build long-term networks. Fun and romance rise to a new level this springtime. Balance work with play for sustainable endurance. Prioritize 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 — Take off from work early if you can. A temporary setback changes plans. Discipline is required. It just takes longer to get there. Don’t touch your savings. Stay close to home and uncover a family secret.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Today is an 8 — Keep a steady course while cutting expenses. Friends share resources and connections. Grab a great deal, and make do with something you find. Adapt stuff you have to the purpose you need fulfilled. Relax together.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)

Today is a 9 — Unleash your artistic creativity. Practice your skills for an epic adventure. Consider a female’s differing opinion, and incorporate what works. Do a good job and gain respect. Don’t test physical limits.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)

Today is an 8 — Challenge old theories. Be gracious to a troll. Allow a creative fantasy without breaking the bank. Discussion clarifies the essential points. Discuss private matters in private. Reveal secrets in their own time.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Today is a 9 — Decrease the unknown factors. In a moment of scarcity, listen and learn. It’s not a good time to travel. Invite friends to your house. Work out practical details. Make it a pot luck. Play together.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Today is a 9 — Handle chores and responsibilities before dashing off. Glamorize the invitation. Don’t travel or try a new trick… trusted methods and flavors satisfy. Treats at home spark into laughter and mysteries unveiled. Get into the spirit.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Today is an 8 — Family fun doesn’t need to get expensive. Cut costs by improvising and making what you need at home. Prioritize fun, delicious treats and entertaining conversation. Invent a mysterious back story. Choose characters, and meet new friends.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Today is a 7 — Have the party at your place. Heartfelt communications come easily. You can wait for what you want. Save up, if it’s expensive. Talk it over, and come up with homemade solutions. Compromise. Prepare and decorate.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Today is an 8 — Your creative communications get supercharged. Invent a message and a punchline. Business could interfere with pleasure. Keep loved ones informed. Hold out for the important things. Balance conflicting interests with straight talk. Aim to have it all.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Today is a 9 — Ensure that the job gets done. There’s profitable work requiring your attention. Reward a productive day by spending the evening with friends and a light heart. Unveil a mystery.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Today is a 9 — Handle professional obligations, and reschedule less urgent calls. Answer the door! Creative juices flow, and a collaboration invigorates. Share resources, and re-purpose stuff you have. Play a part that you’ve always wondered about.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Today is a 7 — Should you stay or go? Peace and quiet seem so enticing. Postpone travel, and settle into some domestic bliss. Get comfortable in private, and talk it over. Invite someone special to help decide.