Your Birthday by Stella Wilder

Your Birthday For October 17, 2019

ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- Your instincts and your intellect may be in conflict today, but the situation you are facing requires that you engage both simultaneously.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- What you are sharing with a friend or loved one is highly valued by both of you -- but one may have to give up such self-indulgence very soon.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You may take a "direct hit" of sorts from a rival today. You'll be knocked off your plate for a time, surely, but you'll learn a key lesson.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Someone close to you has been providing you with something you dearly need for quite some time -- but that source may actually dry up today.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You receive emotional support from someone who is highly sympathetic -- but he or she mustn't be allowed to solve your current problem for you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- It's time to share more information with someone who, in the past, wasn't entirely trustworthy. All that has changed; you can work together.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You can get your hands on a lot of things today, but not all of them will prove useful to you in a current endeavor. Pick and choose!

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- You're never going to move beyond your current position if you remain in the same mindset. It's time to adjust your attitude and outlook.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You may be trying to get ahead of someone who has, in the past, proved to be a formidable adversary. Today you can gain the advantage.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- You're eager to redefine yourself in some way, and you can do it very soon -- after you tend to certain key issues that arise today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You may sense that things are about to change for the better, but you don't want to jinx it! Be patient, and let things evolve organically.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Others may be reacting to you in unusual ways, and you likely have no idea why. Ask around; someone is sure to tell you what you need to know.