Today’s Birthday (Oct. 16). You’ll need to develop discipline this year. That’ll be the most difficult test, because you won’t think you need it. A lot of what you think you want will come easily, but you’ll know that’s not all there is. If you forget, a pesky relative will remind you. Being better than everyone else isn’t enough. Stretch the boundaries of your talent.
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 may not be feeling quite up to par. Luckily, somebody you know wants to take over for a while. If you’re embroiled in a dispute, it’s OK to let somebody else get you untangled.
(April 20-May 20) – Today is a 5 – Just when you thought you saw the light at the end of the tunnel, you heard the train whistle blow. Actually, it’s not that bad. It’s just more red tape to untangle. Work late, if necessary, to get it done. Tomorrow will be more fun.
(May 21-June 21) – Today is a 10 – Admit it: You’re wonderful! You’re brilliant, cute, compassionate, gentle and full of fun. Who could resist your charms? No one, that’s who!
(June 22-July 22) – Today is a 5 – There’s a time for running about, dancing with joy for no reason at all. But some days you feel like hiding out and either reading a good book or just gazing into space. Perhaps this day falls into the latter category.
(July 23-Aug. 22) – Today is an 8 – Friends and your mate have encouraged you to try something new, but you didn’t think you had the time. What you really lacked was motivation. When you have that, making time is easy, as you’ll soon discover.
(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Today is a 6 – You should be able to negotiate an excellent deal. You’re valuable, so make sure others know that. Make sure your paycheck reflects it, too. And ask for the money people owe you.
(Sept. 23-Oct 22) – Today is a 10 – It’s possible that someone may object to your agenda, but their discouraging comments will barely be noticeable. Not that you should be insensitive, of course. Be aware so that you can hear the dissenters and incorporate their ideas. That way you can charm them, too.
(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – Today is a 5 – They say still waters run deep, and that’s a good way to describe you. Other people would be amazed if they knew what was going on beneath the surface. There’s a swarm of ideas, hopes, dreams and fantasies. Find a quiet place to think. Don’t take action until Thursday.
(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) – Today is an 8 – Are you planning a big event? Now would be the time to do so. But you may be receiving so many invitations that you barely have time for your job.
(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Today is a 5 – Keep your head down and your comments to yourself for one more day. It’s wise to pick the battles you can win. The advantage is with the other person now, so try to control your acidic wit and follow orders.
(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – Today is a 10 – You’re unstoppable! Start all your new projects now, even the impossible ones. Sure, you have a few doubts. So what? Use them as motivation. You’re on a roll!
(Feb. 19-March 20) – Today is a 6 – Are you in the mood to completely redecorate your home, move to a more luxurious setting or spend more than you can afford on a new wardrobe? Perhaps you could get a few things, but don’t overdo it. A few really high-quality items should satisfy the craving.
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