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A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Libra until 1:05 a.m., when the Moon enters Scorpio.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020:
Daring, resilient and drama-loving, you must maintain balance to have the successful life you deserve. This year, working with others is your path to success, and you’ll feel very proud of the end product. If single, you often gamble on love, and this year you take a chance and commit. If attached, you and your partner are both power players, often working together. Your bond is tight. CANCER stabilizes you.


The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult


ARIES (March 21-April 19)

★★★★

Today can bring an important new partnership. Keep perspective if love and emotional issues grow complex. There’s a sense of fate in the air. Adapt to circumstances. Valuable insights come from close associates. Tonight: Your creativity is enhanced and impels you.


TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

★★★★★

Today brings a sensitive and sentimental mood to love. Show appreciation for the creations and accomplishments of a loved one. Make a special effort to communicate clearly and listen carefully. Tonight: A shift regarding loyalties and commitments to a family member.


GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

★★★

Be alert to routine safety concerns. Create a comfortable environment. Some time and energy are dedicated to the health needs of a loved one. When this occurs, remember to take rest and regroup. Tonight: A quiet evening before an early bedtime, if possible.


CANCER (June 21-July 22)

★★★★

Recreational activities that inspire thinking and learning will bring you happiness today. Perhaps you might join a book club to find a new friend. Encourage a potential love interest to talk. Listen. Tonight: Children will be a source of comfort and joy.


LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

★★★★

Today generates a feeling of freedom and well-being. Examine ways to make housing as comfy and hospitable as possible. Dreams and hunches about domestic matters should be heeded. Tonight: It’s a wonderful time for completing old business. You will feel relief.


VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

★★★

Keep a sense of humor as a neighbor is difficult or eccentric. Remember, the world would be dull if we were all the same. Transportation arrangements will have to be revamped. You will be on your way again soon. Tonight: Catch up with old friends.


LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

★★★

Check provisions and supplies. Restock shelves and larders. Use that bit of extra cash you’ve been hoarding to make a purchase that will give you pleasure. Offer thanks for all that you have. Tonight: Let the magic take hold.


SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

★★★★

To achieve happiness, Scorpios must first resolve extremes of emotion. Today brings a vision of your year to come, and a time of growth and opportunity commences. Select goals. Tonight: Commitments made will stick, so be cautious if considering a promise that could entangle.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

★★★

Suddenly, discretion is more important than usual. You’ll cherish your privacy. Quiet, good deeds generate positive karma. You’ll be aware of the secret needs and worries of others. There are opportunities now to be helpful. Tonight: You’ll feel like a guardian angel.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

★★★

People from the past call or visit. You’ll feel haunted by an old wish or goal that proved elusive. Be very realistic if you’re tempted to give it another try. Practical guidelines provide the best route to success just now. Tonight: Online networking.


AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

★★★★

You’ll be considered an authority and role model today. This is satisfying but also promises added responsibility. Your success will be affected by the amount of effort you expend. You will be honored and appreciated. Tonight: Give yourself a decent break.


PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20)

★★★★

Note current events. Gather books and other reference materials online. There is much to learn. Foreign language skills come easily today. Creative word usage will impart a special power to magical workings. You’ll be amazed. Tonight: Drifting away on a daydream.


Born today: Playwright Arthur Miller (1915), actor Montgomery Clift (1920), cartoonist Mike Judge (1962)