Daily horoscope

Today’s Birthday (Oct. 18).
Something about your home has been a source of irritation, but for some reason or another, there was nothing you could do about it. Well, that’s changed. You’ll see. Just face the problem squarely, and the action you can take will become obvious. Don’t be inhibited by the people you’ve convinced that this was hard. When things start rolling, it’ll be easy.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

(March 21-April 19) – Today is a 6 – You like to get the best of everything, but it’s expensive. You’ll need help in order to afford it. A creative partner would sure come in handy now. Choose one who believes in your dream and can help you find the money.

(April 20-May 20) – Today is a 7 – Is someone trying to make your life more difficult? Don’t stand for it. Don’t lose your job, either, unless it’s time to move on. If you decide it is time to go, make sure you get a nice severance package. Don’t just quit.

(May 21-June 21) – Today is a 7 – It doesn’t hurt to have a good strategy, especially when you’re nearly overwhelmed. You need to set priorities. Figure out what really needs to be done and what doesn’t. A few minutes spent doing this now saves you both time and money later.

(June 22-July 22) – Today is a 7 – Is your mind saying one thing while your feelings say another thing? This time, choose both. The answer you’re after won’t go against your intuition. Your mind and your gut will agree on this one.

(July 23-Aug. 22) – Today is a 7 – Even though things are going well, your energy is sapped. You may wish you could stay home in bed. Schedule that for tomorrow and over the weekend. Meanwhile, keep gnawing at that mountain of work in front of you. You’ll somehow find the strength, and you’ll sleep better once it’s done.

(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Today is a 7 – You’re learning quickly, and not just from reading books. You’re picking up on subtle innuendoes. If you’d like to respond to some but aren’t sure how, relax. Your instincts should be working well.

(Sept. 23-Oct 22) – Today is a 9 – Continue to ask for what you want, and mean it. If others are used to pushing you around, they’re in for a big surprise. Don’t ask for gifts. Just ask for fair compensation – and get it in writing.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – Today is a 7 – An option that seemed impossible or blocked simply may not have been ripe yet. Whatever you needed wasn’t available before, but it is now. Ask again.

(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) – Today is a 7 – Try not to spend all day on the phone. Not on personal calls, anyway. Of course, you have to make arrangements for the weekend. A get-together with the whole gang would be perfect!

(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Today is a 7 – Something you couldn’t do alone looks possible with help from a few friends. It’s not just that they can take over some of the chores; knowing they’re with you is energizing.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – Today is a 7 – Something you thought would work well ends up not working. Back to the old drawing board. Your love life should be improving, however. Make a date for tomorrow.

(Feb. 19-March 20) – Today is an 8 – A get-together with friends is highly recommended. Romance could be a fringe benefit. If you already have a date, great! If not, the odds of meeting a significant other are high.

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